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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"Desiderata"

    

              Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.  Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the Spirit.  If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.  Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.  But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and every where life is full of heroism.  Be yourself.  Especially do not feign affection.  Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.  Nurture strength of Spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.  But do not distress yourself with imaginings.  Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.  Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here.  And whether or not it is clear to you, the universe is unfolding as it should.  Therefore, be at Peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.  And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life~keep Peace with your Soul.  With all its sham and drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.  Strive to be happy.


~Max Ehrmann

~Beannaichte'
28 June, 2017

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3 comments:

  1. "This has been the credo for my life, since I first read this over forty-five years ago!"

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  2. Hello Dusti.
    Thank you, for stopping by, and leaving a comment. I truly appreciate it. I can understand as to why "Desiderata" became a "credo", for you. It is an outstanding piece of writing, that transends all boundaries.
    I hope you will grace us with some of your writing, again. There is always a welcome place, for you, here.
    ~Again, I thank you!
    ~Beannaichte'!

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    1. Hello there, Thanking you kindly for your nice comments, I will add some more of my poetry and writings to your blog.A friend of mine,Tez Potter has created a group on Facebook called The Trading Post,we would love to have you as a member.The group is based on the principles of personal recommendation and word of mouth is the best form of communication. We have some interesting members,writers, artists,artisans,poets and a general nice bunch of members.And as I said I would be proud to have you join our ranks.Looking forward to maybe seeing you on there, Best regards,Dusti

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