Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Of Petals and Paths

Say not, "I have found the truth," but rather, "I have found a truth."
Say not, "I have found the path of the soul." Say rather, "I have met the soul walking upon my path."
For the soul walks upon all paths.
The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed.
The soul unfolds itself like a lotus of countless petals.
Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American poet (1883-1931), in On Self Knowledge

Petals soften the stone pathway and lend a little enchantment to a familiar walk. The path of life is similarly changeable with just a sprinkling of a few, or perhaps even several, kind words.

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