In this little treasure of a book I found yesterday, is a quote .. I had not seen this one before from one of Kahlil Gibran’s writings;. You pray in your distress and in your need; would tha…
Source: Kahlil Gibran
This is a wonderful quote from Kahlil Gibran. We should make it a daily practice to pray whether it is in a time of need or not. When we pray, it can be a thankful and mindful practice that acknowledges the good that comes into our lives.
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I LOVED HIS WORK…NOT EVERY ONE WILL, BUT I DO!
A fine poet to quote…have you read all the works he wrote (alas, I have not)?
He is. No, I have not. That is what makes his poetry worthwhile. There is more to read.
Mindfulness is prayer, as I embrace the moment in its fullness, I embrace the God essence in that moment also.
I love the idea of “God essence” in each moment. Thank you for sharing that.
I found today’s post very enlightening. The Poet Gibran is quite good, I had not heard of him until today. Thank-You for introducing him. This was the one I like the best. ”“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ” This gives me great hope. I am the director/directress of a Lay Carmelite Community. My soul has been seared with scars by some members who don’t like my quiet gently style of leadership. Again Thank-You.
Great leadership is quiet and gentle. That can lead to many scars, but adds to the strength of what you do as a leader.