Wednesday, May 25, 2011

it's about time.....

so a quote from 'the prophet' came up yesterday.
i read it and thought '0kay, it's time i really read this guy.'

i was pretty sure i had that book on my shelf.
someone had given it to me when i was a teenager!
a million years ago.....and i still had it! and i found it on the shelf...
and looks like it's from a million years ago.
yellow and aged...just waiting for me to check it out.

so i've been dabblin' in it a bit this morning.
my gosh. i think this one's gonna stay at my elbow for a long time now.

i got this little tid bit in the self knowledge section -

'and seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.
for self is a sea boundless and measureless.
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 louts of countless petals.'

flat on the floor.


Anonymous said...

I read this in high school. You know how some things that you read when you're young don't have the same luster when you go back and read it as an experienced adult? That has never happened with this book. I read it just about every year and it just gets deeper and richer. Enjoy!


Patricia J. Mosca said...

One of MY all time favorites...I too read it every year along with a couple other really classic ones...The Little Prince...Johnathan Livingston Seagull...Gifts from the to love books that last forever!