Your Children Are Not Your Children

This beautiful verse from Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet) is another contribution from Metamorphosis Ranger.

” Your children are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own
thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their
souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even
in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make
them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent
forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He
bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let
your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness; For even as he
loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.”

By Kahlil Gibran

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