Half Life- By Kahlil Gibran

Love not a half lover, nor befriend a half friend
Indulge not in the work of the half-talented
Live not a half life, nor die a half death
Choose not a half solution, nor stand in the middle of a truth
Dream not a half dream, nor cling to a half hope
If you choose to be silent, be silent to the end
And if you choose to speak, speak to the end
Let not your silence speak for you, nor your speech silence you
If you agree, express your agreement, do not feign your acceptance
A half life is a life you have not lived, a word you have not said, a smile you have not expressed,
A love you have not felt, and a friendship you have not known
A half life makes you a stranger to intimates, and your intimates strangers
A half life is what you reach but never attain and where you strive but never succeed
It is where you are both absent and present
It is where you are not yourself, for you have never known yourself
And thus whom you love is not your true soul mate
A half life is where you are present in different places at the same time
A half drink does not satisfy your thirst, nor a half meal your hunger
A half path leads you nowhere, and a half thought yields no result
A half life is a moment of weakness, but you are not weak, for you are not a half person
You are a person! You exist to live a full life, not a half life.

Author: mydoina

Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside, awakes. -Carl Gustav Jung-

14 thoughts on “Half Life- By Kahlil Gibran”

  1. Very good my dear. So many people live quarter lives… 🙂 Not their fault sometimes. Maybe nobody told them. Thank you for this post. Enlightening as usual.
    (I followed you again, though I though I already did, but WP told me I did not. I hope it was not half a follow) 😉

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    1. Maybe no one told them or it is easier to choose others for you … (there are no consequences … :))..(I am wicked sometimes, I know, … deliberately!…:) 🙂 ..)
      Yes, everything is fine with me, it was just a busy summer …
      Thank you! .. I follow you too (full time ;)) .. haha ​​..

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      1. Wicked is fine. As long as you know what you’re doing. 🙂 We both know that true evil comes from those who don’t know what they’re doing. (A few examples come to mind)
        Glad you had a busy summer.
        And I am now reassured, the sidebar tells me I am. Following you.
        Bonne soirée. Boa noite.

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