Friday, July 31, 2009

Love

When I feel disillusioned about love, or confused (which I do today), I just read the words of one of my favorite writers, Kahlil Gibran. Here are some from The Prophet that remind me what love truly is--not something to be gained but something to give:

Love gives 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 fulfill itself.


1 comment:

wren said...

Libby, I love this. It's so mystical and mysterious. Lovely. Thank you for sharing it.