Monday, October 27, 2008

Your love is teaching me how to kneel

This is a line from the song 'Vertigo' by U2.

I love this line, I think its meaning is really beautiful. I think it means surrender your ego to Love. Forget about being right and open your heart.

This is an excerpt from The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran about Love which I think says basically the same thing:

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.

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.

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