The Profit

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THE PROFIT  KAHLIL GIBRAN

AND A MAN SAID, SPEAK TO US OF SELF KNOWLEDGE.

AND HE ANSWERED SAYING. OUR 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.

AND IT IS WELL YOU SHOULD.

THE HIDDEN WELL-SPRING OF YOUR SOUL MUST NEEDS RISE AND RUN MURMURING TO THE SEA;

AND THE TREASURE OF OUR INFINITE DEPTHS WOULD BE REVEALED TO OUR EYES.

BUT LET THREE BE NO SCALES TO WEIGH YOUR UNKNOWN TREASURE;

AND SEEK NOT THE DEPTHS OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH STAFF OR SOUNDING LINE.

FOR THE SELF IS A SEA BOUNDLESS AND MEASURELESS.

SAY NOT “I HAVE FOUND MY TRUTH”

BUT SAY RATHER, “I HAVE FOUND A TRUTH”

SAY NOT, “I HAVE FOUND THE PATH OF THE SOUL”

SAY RATHER, “I HAVE MET THE SOUL WALKING UPON MY PATH.”

FOR THE SOUL WALKS UPON ALL PATHS.

THE SOUL WALKS NOT UPON A LINE, NEITHER DOES IT GROW LIKE A REED.

THE SOUL UNFOLDS ITSELF,

LIKE A LOTUS OF COUNTLESS PETALS.