love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course

excerpt from The Prophet on LOVE:

love give naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. love possesses not nor would it be possessed; for love is sufficient unto love.

when you love you should not say, “god is in my heart,” but rather, “i am in the heart of god.” and think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

love has no other desire but to fulfil itself. but if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: to melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. to know the pain of too much tenderness. to be wounded by your own understanding of love; and to bleed willingly and joyfully. to wake at the dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving; to rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy; to return home at eventide with gratitude; and then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

painting by Kahlil Gibran

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One thought on “love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course

  1. duchessinc says:

    I love this! To know the pain of too much tenderness, to melt . .. beautiful. I mean honestly girl, who’s afraid of chocolate cake? Who doesn’t want chocolate cake? It’s the best. I’m so grateful for the love I have with you girls – that’s a real rare thing of beauty that I treasure. And I look forward to the romantic kind of love finding me worthy again and steering my course too. Love this, love you, miss having you around already!

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