Hi.All. I was talking to someone on the site recently about Kahil Gibran, the Persian (I think) poet. In his book "The Prophet" are some lovely words and the words about Love struck a cord.
"Love gives naught of itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed.
For love is sufficient unto love.
When you love you should not say 'God is in my heart', but rather 'I am in the heart of God'.
And think not that you can direct the thought of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love.
And to bleed wilfully and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy.
To return home at eventide with gratitude.
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips".
St. Augustine said "Love and do what thou wilt". Because, if we Love then we can do no wrong! LOVE to all. jonathan.