Then Almitra spoke ,saying, We would ask now of Death.
And he said:
you would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek
it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are
blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery
of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of
death, open your heart wide unto the body
of life.
For life and death are one, even as the
river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires
lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow
your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden
the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling
of the shepherd when he stands before the
king whose hand is to be laid upon him in
honor.
Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his
trembling, that he shall wear the mark of
the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his
trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked
in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing ,but to
free the breath from its restless tides, that
it may rise and expand and seek God
unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of
silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain
top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your
limbs, the shall you truly dance.

~Kahlil Gibran
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Inda,
I love this...

No path is there until we create it by the
steps we take. The space between Self
and Soul is so minute (because we are One)
that it usualy only takes one small step.
Aaaah! I love to contemplate... We see
it as we arrive!
Joy...

Barbara

We are living Miracles....
Thanks Inda and Barbara for you words about death. I lost my wife some months ago and I was touched by Kahlil Gibran's words

If you would indeed behold the spirit of
death, open your heart wide unto the body
of life.
For life and death are one, even as the
river and the sea are one.

I look up from this laptop and gaze across the room at the portrait of my wife that hangs on the wall. I see in her eyes she is telling me to look beyond her portrait and seek life, for there I will find her.
Dear Barbara ,
thank you for your kind words.

Dear Teo3,
It is nice to meet you and to read your
meaningful words.

Sending you a prayer of peace and comfort.
Know that the spirit of your departed wife
is always close to you.

quote:
Posted by teo3:
I look up from this laptop and gaze across the room at the portrait of my wife that hangs on the wall. I see in her eyes she is telling me to look beyond her portrait and seek life, for there I will find her.


If in the twilight of memory we should
meet once more, we shall speak again
together and you shall sing me a deeper song.

~Kahlil Gibran

Love to you both, Inda
Thank you Inda. I too, love Kahlil Gibran!

My Mother's death has taught me many things - one being that she lives, even though not on this earth.

Our spirits connect and we are given signs when we need them the most.

I once felt she was gone forever but now I feel as though I have my own special guardian angel.

Love, Joie
This is nice. Thank you Inda, I missed this post.

Love,
Vicky 2Hearts


quote:
Then Almitra spoke ,saying, We would ask now of Death.
And he said:
you would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek
it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are
blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery
of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of
death, open your heart wide unto the body
of life.
For life and death are one, even as the
river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires
lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow
your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden
the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling
of the shepherd when he stands before the
king whose hand is to be laid upon him in
honor.
Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his
trembling, that he shall wear the mark of
the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his
trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked
in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing ,but to
free the breath from its restless tides, that
it may rise and expand and seek God
unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of
silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain
top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your
limbs, the shall you truly dance.

~Kahlil Gibran


Then Almitra spoke ,saying, We would ask now of Death.
And he said:
you would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek
it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are
blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery
of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of
death, open your heart wide unto the body
of life.
For life and death are one, even as the
river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires
lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow
your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden
the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling
of the shepherd when he stands before the
king whose hand is to be laid upon him in
honor.
Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his
trembling, that he shall wear the mark of
the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his
trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked
in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing ,but to
free the breath from its restless tides, that
it may rise and expand and seek God
unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of
silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain
top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your
limbs, the shall you truly dance.

~Kahlil Gibran



Thank you Inda. I missed this post. I like Kahlil Gibran a lot.

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