Daisy Don’t Doubt… Does He Love Me, Does He Love Me Not

Daisy Don't Doubt... Does He Love Me, Does He Love Me Not

“When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among
his pinions may wound you.

And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden.

For even as love crowns you
so shall he crucify you.
Even as he is for your growth
so is he for your pruning.

Even as he ascends to your height and
caresses your tenderest branches
that quiver in the sun,

So shall he descend to your roots
and shake them in their clinging to the earth.

Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire,
that you may become sacred bread
for God’s sacred feast.

All these things shall love do unto you
that you may know the secrets of your heart,
and in that knowledge become
a fragment of Life’s heart.

But if in your fear you would seek
only love’s peace and love’s pleasure,

Then it is better for you that you cover your
nakedness and pass out of love’s threshing-floor,

Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh,
but not all of your laughter, and weep,
but not all of your tears.

Love gives naught but itself and
takes naught but from itself.

Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.

When you love you should not say,
“God is in my heart,” but rather,
“I am in the heart of God.”

And think not you can direct the course of love,
for love, if it finds you worthy,
directs your course.

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires,
let these be your desires:

To melt and be like a running brook
that sings its melody to the night.

To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and
give thanks for another day of loving;

To rest at the noon hour and
meditate love’s ecstasy;

To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer
for the beloved in your heart

and a song of praise upon your lips.”
Kahlil Gibran

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2 comments on “New Moon Blues”

New Moon Blues

“At the end of the day faith is a funny thing.
It turns up when you don’t really expect it.
It’s like one day you realize that the fairy tale
may be slightly different than you dreamed.
The castle, well, it may not be a castle.
And it’s not so important happy ever after,
just that its happy right now.
See once in a while, once in a blue moon,
people will surprise you, and once in a while
people may even take your breath away.”

Meredith Grey

Perpetual Prayer

“You can study God through everything and
everyone in the universe,
because God is not confined in a
Mosque, Synagogue, or Church.
But if you are still in need of knowing
where exactly His abode is,
there is only one place to look for Him:
In the heart of a true lover.”

Shamsi Tabrizi
(the spiritual instructor of Rumi)

Spectacular Flight

“Every individual has to give himself what he needs to grow. Believe in your dreams. Have faith & hope in what you wanted in your life. In the end, have patience & keep loving yourself & your life every single moment. Once, you will see the manifestation of your desires, then you will understand how the law of universe works. Try this… It is simple to apply & be sure that you don’t keep any sort of doubts in your mind because it hampers the whole process.”

Tejas Patel

Bubbles & Clovers

“I know a place where the sun is like gold,
And the cherry blooms burst with snow,
And down underneath is the loveliest nook,
Where the four-leaf clovers grow.

One leaf is for hope, and one is for faith,
And one is for love, you know,
And God put another in for luck—
If you search, you will find where they grow.

But you must have hope, and you must have faith,
You must love and be strong – and so—
If you work, if you wait, you will find the place
Where the four-leaf clovers grow.”

Four-Leaf Clover
by Ella Higginson

True Strength

“I love the man that can smile in trouble,
that can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection. ‘
Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but he whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves his conduct,
will pursue his principles unto death.”

Thomas Paine

We are all gems… with Faith

“Faith is indeed the energy of our whole universe directed to the highest form of being. Faith gives stability to our view of the universe. By faith we are convinced that our impressions of things without are not dreams or delusions but for us true representations of our environment. By faith we are convinced that the signs of permanence order progress which we observe in nature are true. By faith we are convinced that fellowship is possible with our fellow man and with God.”

Brook Foss Westcott

Put another way…

“There is no such thing as a lack of faith. We all have plenty of faith, it’s just that we have faith in the wrong things. We have faith in what can’t be done rather than what can be done. We have faith in lack rather than abundance but there is no lack of faith. Faith is a law.”

Eric Butterworth

What you place your faith in, becomes your reality… be wise and select carefully.