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10 Intellectually Stimulating Quotes by Kahlil Gibran.

Khalil Gibran  (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931)  was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer.

Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.

He is chiefly known for his book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose.

  1. The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you contain.
  2. May there be such oneness between us that when one weeps, the other tastes salt.
  3. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
  4. It’s not a garment I cast off this day, but a skin that I tear with my own hand.
  5. Even  as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
  6. The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is ti silence the mind.
  7. Focus on the powerful euphoric magical sychronistric beautiful part of life and universe will keep giving them to you.
  8. Long were the days of pain, I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness, and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?
  9. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
  10. You may give them love but not your thoughts.

 

If-

A truly inspiring poem by Rudyard Kipling titled “If”.

If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Source: A Choice of Kipling’s Verse (1943)

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

*picture in the post is painted by ME* 😀

To all the lovely ladies out there who have sacrificed their career, sleep and time for their family and friends, To those who did not care about being labeled instead carved their own path with a clear conscience. To those who succeeded and didn’t need anybody’s validation for their existence, To those who inspired the society to walk on a better path, To those who helped anyone in need and themselves led a path full of hurdles. A woman is not just a friend, a mother, a protector, a lover, a daughter, a sister. She is the center of this universe, she is the creator of this entity. Rejoice!

Sing no more ditties, sing no mo,
Or dumps so dull and heavy;
And be you blithe and bonny,
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into. Hey, nonny, nonny.

– William Shakespeare

THE FEELING UNKNOWN

*Very few will be able to relate to this “unknown feeling”, I’m targeting the emotional ones in the post.*

      “And all of a sudden I felt really tired. like the world has drained me for everything that I had.”- Unknown

How often do we feel lost, let down, disappointed, dissatisfied and stranded by our own feelings and emotions? We as humans should be thankful enough to be able to express our emotions, unlike animals who cannot speak. We on the other hand are so entangled in our own ego and pride that we tend to ignore the emotional turmoil inside us. This emotional turmoil when understood need to be stopped. It will engulf you, chain you and will create a huge void space inside you. There will be many chapters in your life, don’t get lost in one. It can be both a blessing and a curse to be able to feel deeply but you need to understand that unexpressed emotions will never die, they will be buried inside you and may turn you bitter. Emotions are healed when heard and validated. Never shut yourself down, never be afraid to voice your opinion, never ever let the criticism get to your head, do not let anybody take you down without your consent. Be charge of how you feel. Take pride in who you are and how far you have come. Let your feeling and emotions define you, not confine you to a room located inside your head. Pretending is not normal, acting out is. Here’s hoping you clear out your mental blockages and live peacefully. Much love!

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS-2

“It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream.” – Edgar Allan poe

See good in everything, being happy does not mean you have become perfect. It means you have decided to look beyond the imperfections. Positive thinking evokes more energy, more initiative and more happiness. The first ingredient to happiness is to avoid any kind of negativity related to past, present or future. To be happy, you must be your own sunshine. Happiness is a conscious choice. Happiness can even be found in the most darkest of times, It all depends on your outlook. Wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully. Never let the sadness of your past and fear of your future ruin your present. Live in the moment, live life to the fullest. Some pursue happiness others create it. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. Your mind is a garden, decorate it. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. Rejoice! 🙂

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted something. “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost is very close to my heart. Various thoughts can be associated with it. I would love to read your interpretation of this poem in the comments. Much love!

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

TIME IS THE BEST HEALER

“Then came the healing time, hearts started to shine, soul felt so fine, oh freeing time it was”                                                                                                                                                                                            -Abherjani

Time is the best answer to hurt. Forgiveness is the cure and above all changing negativity into positivity is the best medicine. Every 24 hours bring with it the opportunity to choose. Time is going to help you, you need to choose to utilize the time to help yourself. Healing is not an overnight process, it is daily cleaning of negative thoughts which reside inside you into positivity. You cannot heal if you refuse to confront yourself. Today will never come again. Be a blessing, be a friend, encourage someone, help someone and spare yourself the negativity. Smile and let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday. If you carry bricks from your past life to the new one, you will end up building the same house all over again. Healing does not mean the damage will never exist, it means that damage no longer controls your life. Healing will only prevail when you choose to walk away from darkness and move towards the light. Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. Uplift yourself. Clear your path towards mental stability and let the river of positivity flow. May hope rise within you and you be the best possible version of yourself. REJOICE! Love life.