Tag Archive | Ecstasy

Love has no other desire…

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.

But if you love and must needs have desires,

let these be your desires:

To melt and be like a running brook

that sings its melody to the night.

To know the pain of too much tenderness.

To be wounded by your own understanding of love;

And to bleed willingly and joyfully.

To wake at dawn with a winged heart

and give thanks for another day of loving;

To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;

To return home at eventide with gratitude;

And then to sleep with a prayer

for the beloved in your heart

and a song of praise upon your lips.

Kahlil Gibran


We must forget ourselves

We must forget ourselves.

When we find something beautiful we should lose ourselves in it;

This is ecstasy.

Ecstasy is the contemplation of reality. It is real emotion. 

Ecstasy is the opposite of imagination.

If we see something beautiful we are experiencing something real. We are seeing a fact.

If we take things into ourselves we make them small, lose them.

If we lose ourselves in things bigger than ourselves,

we lose our small selves and find our real selves.

Rodney Collin