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The Little Prince - To See With The Heart

Updated on June 4, 2014

Gratitude - Perspective - Acceptance - Blessings

Included in this lens: The Movie and The Book (Thank You YOUTUBE). Listen to this heart felt story about the Little Prince again today. As I ponder dialog, symbolism, and so much more contained within the classic story "Little Prince", I realize that it is simply the most tender and human story I have ever read. I will share how this story and the quotes from the book have become so important to my everyday life and share insights in this treasured classic.

The Little Prince

by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

When we see, what is invisible to the eye, how can we translate that into words? The trick then, I believe, is to put into words what the heart has seen.

Relationships seem to hold this element dearly and abstractly. The energy exchanged between people is generally unable to be defined or captured. We take for granted at times how precious our relationships are.

On occasion we may allow this precious fact to enter into our minds. We want to show our gratitude, to honor our friends and family.

Sometimes a simple Thank You is all that we can say.

Then we realize as time goes by that our lives have been changed.

And we can often trace the reason for the change back to a kind word,

a soft spoken voice on a hectic day, the smile that is sent our way during

a cloudy storm....

How can we 'say' thank you for such a gift of Love & Light

that we miss the first time around and only hours, days or weeks later

realize we have received it?

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Breathe

Breathe In

Breathe Out

Repeat

Pass On A Blessing

A great friend once told me "...it would be better to 'pass on' a blessing in remembrance of the one who gave it, rather than hang on for dear life to it."

The concept is a bit like the story 'Pay It Forward', and lessons about things being like air (breathe in, breathe out, repeat).

That seemed wrong at first. Why would I give away something that I have longed for so long? Then as time goes by you realize that giving it away is how you make room for more to come your way.

Besides, if you are holding your breath for too long, no matter how long you have gone without air in previous times, you will have a serious problem to deal with.

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Giving

There are many stories about giving and the blessings that result from it. There are many stories about giving just for the pure joy that giving brings.

The Kind of Gifts I'm Speaking Of

The kind of gifts I am speaking of are a kind word, a soft voice, a hug during a storm. A brief glace, a smile, a wink... giving a sign that you see me, that you hear me, that I am important....

Hold it In Your Heart For a Moment

What ever your reason for giving, because passing it on is very wise...

Perhaps complete Accepting is in order as well.

Would you just hold it to your heart for a moment, before you pass it on?

Receive the Blessings!

They are given freely to you. You are worthy. You are Light. You are Love. Before you pass it on..... Receive....just for a moment,

That way, You have an idea how the next person who receives it

may feel.

And you have energized your soul to give even more....

There truly is...

only,

ONE

YOU.

When We Feel Lost In The Crowd

Another quote from the story book

The Little Prince

"And he was overcome with sadness. His flower had told him that she was the only one of her kind in all the universe. And here were five thousand of them, all alike, in one single garden!"

At times we feel absolutely alone

Then other times we get lost in a crowd....

What we can not see with the eye is what is most important.

With each ray of light that shines from your heart...

Another chilly soul is warmed and blessed.

Have you a moment to give a warm smile?

At times we feel absolutely alone.

Then other times we get lost in a crowd...

There truly is only ONE YOU

And this world is a sweeter place because of YOU.

Your Bevels are Unique

"An ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you--the rose that belongs to me."

The LIGHT that comes from YOUR heart

Is like the reflection from a beveled mirror.

Each person's bevels are unique and are molded over

time...

Each ray of light that enters... leaves changed....and then

another enters in it's place... and returns to the world blessed once again... You are changed, The Beam is Changed Everyone who is touched or touches it.... grows a bit more, heals a bit more, reaches a bit higher and sings a bit louder in gratitude.

Because Your Bevels are unique and are necessary to the Path of the one who would walk in your Light... all would walk in the light of their brother and sister today, tomorrow, the next night.... we share light with each other for a purpose, for a reason, for a season or for a lifetime.

(I heard a poem about friendship that sounded a bit like that once)

Each time you return light into the world,

You have changed another beam of love.

Your bevels have changed as well.

The combination is not possible without you.

If we each stood in front of a canvas , each with a different color of paint on our brushes...

We would need ALL the colors to finish the work.

Each of our brush strokes , no matter how seemingly small and

unnecessary, is important. VERY IMPORTANT...

What would a painting of candles be like without those glowing tops painted upon them? Each brush stroke is important. Especially the ones that we do not see with the eyes. Our Hearts see what is important.

Just like the story book

The Little Prince

by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

The question is...

What do we SEE with the Heart?

How do we put into words what we have seen?

How can we pass on to others, the ever-changing, evolving, Love and Light that we embrace, change and pass on again?

We each are part of the creation of an everlasting Light being shared time after time without end.

Please.... Draw Me A Sheep.

I Was Proud To Tell Him I Could Fly

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  • Charito1962 profile image

    Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

    4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

    I have both the book and the movie version (with the score by Lerner and Loewe). My favorite line is still "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Oh, so meaningful!

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    TheDeeperWell 

    6 years ago

    This lens is based on one my favorite quotes (it pertains so well the craniosacral work I do) and children's book. I am glad today's quest had me do a search for it.

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    Joan4 

    6 years ago

    I have to admit I have not yet read The Little Prince, but my sister read it last week and loved it! I appreciate being able to see your thoughts and the quotes, too.

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    Joan4 

    6 years ago

    I have to admit I have not yet read The Little Prince, but my sister read it last week and loved it! I appreciate being able to see your thoughts and the quotes, too.

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    Nan 

    9 years ago from London, UK

    One of my favourite books.

    You have been featured on 100 Lenses for my 100th Lens

  • GypsyOwl profile imageAUTHOR

    Deb Bryan 

    9 years ago from Chico California

    Well said George! Thank You SO Much for dropping by and saying Hello. I have to say ... this book and The Velveteen Rabbit (which I have yet to make a lens about) are on top of my all time favorite books.

    IN~JOY,

    GypsyOwl[in reply to georgeofthe jungle]

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    anonymous 

    9 years ago

    I first read the little prince in 1968 while living in Africa and enjoying the beauty of a baobob tree. Many blessing come from such simple words that connect our heart chakras.

  • GypsyOwl profile imageAUTHOR

    Deb Bryan 

    9 years ago from Chico California

    Thank You !!! :D I adore this story and the precious lessons. I always come away with more insight each time I read it or watch the movie. This is a timeless classic and I am awestruck whenever I encounter anyone who has not heard of it.

    Thank You and I am Delighted that you enjoyed this lens. I certainly enjoyed creating it :D

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    Johann The Dog 

    9 years ago from Northeast Georgia

    One of my favorite books ever! Fabulous lens.

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    GrowWear 

    9 years ago

    Very inspiring lens, GypsyOwl. 5*s and Fav'd

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    Patricia 

    10 years ago

    I've always loved this book. I used to read it all the time as a child. I had forgotten what it was about.

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    Mihaela Vrban 

    10 years ago from Croatia

    This book is no longer obligatory literature in school in Croatia - unfortunate for new generations! I love it and give you 5* for it!

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    Linda Jo Martin 

    10 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

    Fun lens... 5***** - I love The Little Prince. I'm lensrolling this to all of my children's literature lenses (I have quite a few.)

  • GypsyOwl profile imageAUTHOR

    Deb Bryan 

    10 years ago from Chico California

    "The Little Prince" was

    written and illustrated by

    Antoine de Saint Exupery

    Born 1900 - Missing 1944

    Translated from French by Katherine Woods

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