You have not known what you are.
You have slumbered upon yourself all your life.
Your eyes have been as much as closed most of the time.
What you have done is already in mockeries.

The mockeries are not you.
Underneath them
And within them,
I see you lurk...

-Walt Whitman


kahlil gibran once wrote...

"Your reason and your passion are the rudder and sails of your seafaring soul. If either be broken, you can but toss and drift or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, ruling alone is a force confining. And passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction..."


Manech said...

True enough.

Though I'm more frequently pushed by passion than by reason. Which gets me into trouble a lot of times.

Chyng said...

Our parish priest once said "life is worth continuing if you have relationships. They are your REASONS to live everyday!" Cheers for the reasons! Ü

PUSANG-kalye said...

And passion, unattended,--- could destroy you. I know because i am a passionate person and the strong emotions oftentimes push me to the extremes....