Monday, 20 August 2012


“Your children are not your children. They are sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For thir souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the make upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness. For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He also loves the bow that is stable.” Khalil Gibran

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Spiritual mentors

There is always someone who impacts your life immensely - this lovely man has spoken words that still resonate with me years later and many thousands of miles away. His name is Kumi, he is a spiritual teacher at the Spiritual Centre in Craighall, Johannesburg, South Africa. One of his little asides still stays with me, he said 'Flowers are no good on the grave, make sure you give them while the person is still alive'