Strong in Spirit
Make me strong in spirit,
Courageous in action,
Gentle of heart.
Let me act in wisdom,
Conquer my fear and doubt,
Discover my own hidden gifts.
Meet others with compassion,
Be a source of healing energies,
And face each day with hope and joy.
If you’re seeking miracles,
Be wise in where you search.
You’ll find what you seek in the Human Heart,
Not temple, mosque, or church.
So you’re better off than others,
But are you satisfied?
Cause satisfaction is found in the Human Heart
And not in human pride.
Have you heard the music
That even the deaf can hear
Cause this music is heard in the Human Heart
And not the human ear.
Even the sightless see the splendor
Of heaven shining bright
Because heaven is seen with the Human Heart,
And not with human sight.
Will you be waiting for redemption
When you’re taking your last breath.
Because redemption awaits in the Human Heart,
And not in human death.
So if you understand my meaning
I’m sure that you will find
That you know it in your Human Heart
And not your human mind.
That I feed the hungry, forgive an insult, and love my enemy: these are great virtues.
But what if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and most impudent of offenders are all within me?
That I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness.
That I myself am the enemy that must be loved.
- Carl Jung
When Love Beckons
When love beckons to you, follow him
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden.
For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you.
Even as he is for your growth so he is for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
From The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran