Sunday, 2 March 2008

Free to be me

Free to be me
by marja

I discovered my limits
which limited me
to be free
One of my petals
blinded my eyes
unable to see
the whole flower
I asked the universe
to give me guidance
to return my vision
and to be free to be me

On Joy and Sorrow  Kahlil Gibran

Then a woman said. Speak to us of joy and sorrow And he answered:
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Some of you say, "Joy is greater thar sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater."
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.
Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.
When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.
Love Marja


  1. Hi Marja, those are beautiful and profound words indeed and they must have touched you very deeply for you to write them down here. What is happening in your heart of hearts? Is there such sorrow there?

  2. Stopping by to send a hello your way. I love your picture on your header beautiful! I love the above poem wow that was awesome!!!

    Have a great day today and enjoy your family xxxxxxx


  3. Hi Irene Thanks these words did touch me deeply and gained me some insight. I am all right It is just that if I want to extend my horizon or simply do more things in a day , than I hit a brick wall. My brain can't handle it just turns of. It is so frustrating that it makes me mildly depressed but these words put me back on track

    Thanks Missy.Yes the words of Kahil Gibran are indeed very magical

  4. Nice poem again,Marja!It´s nice to hear from you again!

    Greetings from the cold ans stormy Germany,

  5. If you had stopped writing after that first 4 lines, it would have been enough...very powerful :D

  6. PS. nice to have you back to bloggin!

  7. hello dear!
    thanks for letting me know that the english version is too light. Now I hope it's better, I've darken it a little.
    the little cloks are made out of felt. and I'm glad you liked them. kids can eat the candy and wear the watches and play with them. :)
    bye now and have a perfect week!
    big kiss!

  8. Hey, you snuck this in when I wasn't looking.

    The whole piece is so powerful and thought provoking. Sorry about the cliche, but it really does sum it up.

  9. A wonderful blog.
    Thank you for visitng my marrakech one.
    Do tell your friend to contact me via the blog.
    Maybe we can have mint tea together in Marrakech?
    All best wishes

  10. Hi Marja! I love the words in "Free to Be Me" -- beautiful and very empowering. And "The Prophet" is one of my all time favorites. Thanks for sharing these!!

  11. Beautiful poêm and really a beautiful video. It is so true what you can see there : be satisfied with what you are.

    Mooi gedicht en ik vind de video prachtig. De zin "you are a real value to the world" is zeker van toepassing voor U. Jij bent echt iemand van grote waarde voor deze wereld waarin wij leven.

  12. Well back Marja. You have been missed.

  13. this was lovely Marja, deep, oh so very deep words of wisdom..


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