Valentine’s Day Message

Delyse Ledgard, RCCRelationships

There are many wonderful poets that have captured what love is over time such as Rumi, and here is one from Kahlil Gibran ….

“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.”

Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

This speaks so eloquently of what we talk about as differentiation in relationships.  The connection and the uniqueness of each partner.  Let these words inspire you as you work towards this in your relationships.