I found Spirit’s Rebellious on a book shelf many years ago when I was struggling with obeying the voice of my heart and soul vs. obeying the multitude of voices (both inner and outer) telling me what I should do. It’s been years since I’ve revisited it, and I’m again awed by the sheer beauty and poignance of Gibran’s truly timeless words.
“Are you contented, as sons of God, with being slaves of man? Did not Christ call you brethren? Yet Sheik Abbas calls you servants. Did not Jesus make you free in Truth and Spirit? Yet the Emir made you slaves of shame and corruption. Did not Christ exalt you to heaven? Then why are you descending to hell? Did He not enlighten your hearts? Then why are you hiding your souls in darkness? God has placed a glowing torch in your hearts that glows in knowledge and beauty, and seeks the secrets of the days and nights; it is a sin to extinguish that torch and bury it in ashes. God has created your spirits with wings to fly in the spacious firmament of Love and Freedom; it is pitiful that you cut your wings with your own hands and suffer your spirits to crawl like insects upon the earth.”
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