Give And Take

Give and take, for to the bee a flower is a fountain of life, for to the flower a bee is a messenger of love, and to both the bee and..- Kahlil Gibran - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

31st January 2017

For my blog I write about the quote photos I have added in the past. At the end of 2016 I began to write poems for each quote. The above photo was added to my Facebook Page in November 2010. The poem was written today.

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Give And Take
Poem: Trina Graves

Give and take - it's all about the balance
Both are vital, it’s certainly not by chance
That if we favour the one, over the other
Our growth in life, we will then smother

It’s easy to see how people who take always
Are blocking their integrity in selfish ways
Someone who just blindly focuses on self
Will never gain true freedom, or true wealth

Surprisingly though what many do not know
Is focusing on self is actually the way to grow
Seeking our Soul Guidance we become Aware
Of our true selves, then we desire to share

The difference is our attitude, or way to be
Focusing on self, but with a heart that’s free
Open-eyed and embracing, seeking love and fun
Living consistently with the truth: We Are All One

The Givers, we always respect and admire
Icons throughout history perpetually inspire
Teresa, Gandhi, King, Mandela -  to name a few
They evoke our Awakening to the path so true

Worldwide there are billions of people everyday
Giving of themselves to aid others, in their own way
There are no actions or gifts that are ever too small
For even a smile uplifts, giving to the One-And-All

For all the givers there have to be
The ones to receive, even you and me
Both are essential in life, we need the contrast
Enriching each other, we weave a web so vast

In life there are Infinite ways to give
Embodying this is the way to live
Balanced with receiving in Gratefulness
We’re open and flowing, our lives are Blessed

Trina Graves (Jan. 2017)


Inspirational poem by Trina Graves using Kahlil Gibran quote as title and theme

Below is a quote from the poem that is linked to an online adaptable jigsaw puzzle.

Worldwide there are billions of people everyday, giving of themselves to aid others in their own way, there are no actions or gifts that are.. - Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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