Kahlil Gibran Quote “Many of us spend our whole lives…”

Kahlil Gibran Quote

Many of us spend our whole lives running from feelings with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already born the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond that pain.

Kahlil Gibran   

Sacred Dance By Zia Nath 

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Many of us spend our whole lives running Kahlil Gibran Quote Fractal Art by Margaret Dill
Many of us spend our whole lives running Kahlil Gibran Quote Fractal Art by Margaret Dill

Khalil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American writer, poet, visual artist and Syrian nationalist.

A poem to muse on.

“True beauty is a ray that springs from the sacred depths of the soul, and illuminates the body, just as life springs from the kernel of a stone and gives colour and scent to a flower.”

Khalil Gibran, Love Letters in the Sand: The Love Poems of Khalil Gibran

Gibran was born in the town of Bsharrin the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire (modern-day Lebanon. To Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran (Rahmeh). As a young man Gibran emigrated with his family to the United States. He studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.

A member of the New York Pen League, he is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet. It is an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture.  Gibran is the third-best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.

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