Friday, September 02, 2005

Kahlil Gibran : Words of Wisdom

Do not say, 'I follow the one true path of the Spirit,' but rather, 'I have found the Spirit walking on my path', for the Spirit walks on all paths.

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.

The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say.

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

Kahlil Gibran
, 1883-1931, Lebanese poet, artist and Maronite Christian. Famous for his use of spiritual insights.

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