Twitter Thread: ### The Prophet Your children are not your children. They are the 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 their 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 not tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. #parenting Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another, but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone. Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of life can contain your hearts. And stand together yet not too near together: for the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow. #marriage No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness. If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind. The astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space, but he cannot give you his understanding. The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but he cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm nor the voice that echoes it. And he who is versed in the science of numbers can tell of the regions of weight and measure, but he cannot conduct you thither. For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man. And even as each one of you stands alone in God’s knowledge, so must each one of you be alone in his knowledge of God and in his understanding of the earth. #knowledge #experience #wisdom You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; and when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone. The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape. #self ### Aforismos Muchas doctrinas son como el cristal de una ventana. Vemos la verdad a través de él, pero nos separa de la verdad. #aphorism #truth La generosidad no consiste en darme lo que necesito más que tú, sino en darme aquello que necesitas más que yo. #aphorism #virtue Si sólo puedes ver lo que la luz revela y oír lo que el sonido anuncia, entonces, verdaderamente, ni ves ni oyes. #aphorism #awareless Me dicen: "Más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando". Pero yo digo: "Una pluma vale más volando que ciento en mano". El correr tras esa pluma es la vida con pies alados; es la vida misma. #aphorism #desire #passion #career #work La tortuga puede contar más cosas del camino que la liebre. #aphorism #slow_life Si revelas tu secreto al viento, no deberías culparle por contárselo a los árboles. #aphorism #secret Solamente siento interés por un malabarista cuando, al tratar de coger la bola, falla. #aphorism #paradox