Here was the passage from my meditation this morning. It's from a collection of works from Kahlil Gibran. This is the expanded version of the passage. I just read the second paragraph for time constraints.
Sweetness is closer to bitterness than it is to decay, no matter how sweetish its smell.
The essence of everything on earth, seen and unseen, is spiritual. On entering the invisible city, my body is covered by my spirit. Who so seeks to cleave the body from the spirit, or the spirit from the body is turning his heart away from the truth.
The flower and its fragrance are one; they are blind who deny the color and the image of the flower, saying that it possesses only a fragrance vibrating in the ether. They are like those, deficient in the sense of smell, to whom flowers are nought but shapes and hues without fragrance.
Everything in creation exists within your, and everything in you exists in creation. You are in borderless touch with the closest things, and, what is more, distance is not sufficient to separate you from things far away.
All things from the lowest to the loftiest, from the smallest to the greatest, exist within you as equal things. In one atom are found all the elements of the earth. One drop of water contains all the secrets of the oceans. In one motion of the mind are found all the motions of all the laws of existence.
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