This book has had a profound effect upon many people around the world. If you haven't yet read it, you must. And be sure to refer to it whenever you ponder any of the issues explored.
The Prophet, which was first published in 1923, gained worldwide recognition. It is not a book about a particular religion or any known prophet, rather it is a fusion of Eastern and Western mysticism. This classic work by Kahlil Gibran is a collection of twenty-six inspirational prose poems, presented as sermons delivered by a sage.
Here, the Prophet delivers his sermon on subject of love:
THEN said Almitra, Speak to us of Love.
And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said:
When love beckons to you, follow him
Though his ways are hard and steep.