9.10.2011

Day 29: On Keeping My Heart In Wonder

And a woman spoke, saying, "Tell us of Pain."

And he said:

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of

the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you

keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less

wondrous than your joy; And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have

always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. And you would watch with serenity

through the winters of your grief. Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by

which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his

remedy in silence and tranquility: For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the

tender hand of the Unseen, And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned

of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears. ~ Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)

*What do you live for?