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" A good traveller has no fixed plans,

and is not intent on arriving "

Lao Tzu

Gibran On Self-Knowledge

May 2nd, 2011

I have been kindly sent from Lebanon a beautiful edition of Kahlil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’. I opened it at random in the spirit of bibliomancy, and here is what I read:

And a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge. And he answered saying: Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge. You would know in words that which you have always known in thought. You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

I find that a beautiful way of exploring the relationship between inner and outer knowing and experience.