Friday, June 02, 2017

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This Quote about Giving Gave me new Insight

Quote of the day: 

There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.
-Bram Stoker

Its been a long hiatus, but well worth it. Undeniably so. You see there comes a time when seasons change. A time when light pierces through from nowhere disbanding any form of darkness. At that point nothing matters but the light, arriving in time, dubious as it may sound.

Now, moving on. The other day I pondered on a quote by Kahlil Gibran (I tend to write it as 'Khalil'), from his book 'The Prophet'. You see I was moved by the modesty of it, the plainness of it got me. I know this quote but reading it again after a long time brought new insight. Left me out of breath so to speak. But in the same context, I was swamped by its complexity. 

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."

When you give of your possessions out of your own free will or otherwise, naturally it calls for praise. We all yearn to give something back if only to quieten our rumbling inner conscience. Forming a perspective for the sake of it we can gauge that material possession is just that -a thing which can and will fade with time. Another way to view it is that whatever we possess in life we eventually let go in the end. This is not to take away from the symbolism of possession and time. 

But when on the other hand you give of yourself, that is when it truly counts. That is when you truly give. Your soul breathes in the very essence of life and the emotion lingers like dabbing a fragrance on your wrist at day break and finding the scent still there at dawn. You give of yourself, your energy, and time and in return you receive blessings unfathomable. The universe takes notice, and paves the way for connections to break through where it seemed impossible before. The earth strikes a balance with the adjoining stars and peace reigns supreme. The ravaging storm makes its exit, and clouds break cover to allow the sun to eventually spill out. That is when you truly give.

Happy June folks.
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  1. ...alway seek the light.

  2. The cost of giving of yourself is worth it in the long run.

  3. One must always reach towards the light, for then we can truly see ourselves.

    peace, love and light always...

  4. reaching out
    the care of time is given
    hand to hand

  5. I was so happy to see your name pop up again and to see you posting. My comment disappeared but that is good as it had typos I didnt catch before it vanished. LOL. Keep shining. Nice to read you.

  6. A black/white picture is outstanding, love it.

  7. Hi Blogoratti ... yes giving of oneself is an important learning curve, one we should all do early in life ... thanks for the reminder to help others as often as we can ... commit to volunteering - cheers Hilary

  8. @Tom: Thanks and keep the light shinning always!

    @Marie Smith: Hello, and that is very correct. Nice seeing you on here.

    @Truedessa: True words indeed. Warm greetings to you, and bests wishes!
    @Magyar: Hello, lovely haiku and thank you as always for stopping by!

    @Kathy G: Hi Kathy. Feels like I never left, and I appreciate you stopping by, thank you.

    @Sherry Marr: Hi Sherry, that is such a nice thing to say, thank you. Its nice to have you on here again. Keep the light shinning!

    @Bob Bushell: It sure is, warm greetings!

    @Hilary Melton-Butcher: Hello Hilary, you are welcome and thank you for your comment and for stopping by as always.

  9. I did not hope to hear you again. Glad you're with us. Your thoughts are interesting, but I had problem with translation.

  10. Wonderful quotes you chose, and I love how they complement each other. By giving of ourselves, we become the light. Have a good weekend.

  11. Your thoughtful, reflective post is in sharp contrast to the "Old Guys Going Hard" ad in your sidebar... oh now I see it has flipped to a different ad - Islamic Relief. Are the two topics connected?

  12. Hi Blogoratti! Thanks for stopping by my blog today -- it's been a long time since I've had a comment from you -- nice to see you back again!

  13. This quote speaks volumes! I'd rather have someone's time than something that belongs to them. Thanks for sharing and reminding us the true worth of spending time with others. Have a good weekend!

  14. Giving of you sure rings more true.

  15. Glad to see you back! That is an excellent quote. :)

  16. Giving of oneself makes for a happy person.

    Have a fabulous June. ☺

  17. for me some possessions are more easier to get rid of over others ... i guess it is the sentimental value, memories, all that jazz. have a great week! ( ;

  18. I agree, that Gibran quote is inspiring. :-)

  19. @Nadezda: Why thank you and sorry you had issues with translation. Let me know if there's anything I can do to change that. Greetings!

    @CJ Kennedy: Hello there. Appreciate your comment and visit, thank you.

    @Yorkshire Pudding: Hi, and many thanks. Ha, I believe the ads are auto generated-as each page refresh shows a different one. Not sure if topics are related though!

    @Debra She Who Seeks: Hello, and you are welcome, it has been indeed. Thank you for taking time to drop by.

    @Cathy Kennedy: Hello and great thoughts indeed. Its nice of you to stop by, thank you.

    @Pat Hatt: It sure does indeed. Thanks

    @My name is Erika.: Me too. Thank you, and appreciate your visit.

    @Sandee: I agree. Happy new month and thanks for stopping by!

    @Beth Edwards, VA: True indeed. Many thanks and enjoy the weekend!

    @Jennifer Wagner: Hello and thank you for that.

  20. Very good philosophical words. I always say that I dont care about material stuff because I will not take it to the grave ;-)Have a good weekend :-)

  21. So nice to hear from you again. Mowing a neighbor's lawn, sitting with a sick friend, opening a door for a young woman with a handful of children are true acts of kindness. They cost nothing but make life more satisfying for all involved. I also try to greet everyone with a smile and friendly greeting. They hold the smile and then pass it on. I like to see people smile.

  22. It's been decades since I read The Prophet. Such wise words. You make me want to read it again (and I never do that!).

  23. What fascinating thoughts, thank you.

  24. Interesting post and really liked ❤
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    Julia Shkvo

  25. "Happy June folks"
    ... and a Happy June to you too!

    All the best Jan

  26. Hi, nice to meet you! Happy June! The universe does work in mysterious ways. When one truly gives with love and expects nothing in return, things do happen!

  27. Yay! Good to have you back! It's been a min. Welcome back Mr. And yes...there is a sesne of joy and fulfillment that comes from giving! and Givers never lack because when we give God blesses/rewards us in one way or the other. Great post as always.

    I wish u a wonderful week ahead! :)


  28. A absolutely wonderful "quote of the day." : )


  29. Wow. Welcome back. It's been a long long while.


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