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Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet, On Time”

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 15:33
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“On Time”

“And an astronomer said, “Master, what of Time?” 

And he answered: “You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable. 
You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of  
  your spirit according to hours and seasons.
Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing. 

Yet the timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness, 
And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream. 
 And that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the
bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space. 

Who among you does not feel that his power to love is boundless?  
And yet who does not feel that very love, though boundless, encompassed
within the centre of his being, and moving not from love thought to love thought,
nor from love deeds to other love deeds?
And is not time even as love is, undivided and spaceless? 

But if in your thought you must measure time into seasons,
let each season encircle all the other seasons, 
 And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.”

- Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet, On Time”

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