10.5.08

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I so love this poem...

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and the 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 to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or 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 everywhere 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 the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark 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,
no doubt 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 in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

by Max Ehrmann

8 comments:

wITChy Boop said...

Hi bes!
'been years already that I keep following this words:
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or 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.
~~~
It helps me to become a better woman.

wITChy Boop said...

and Bes na-miss na kita... ~hugsss~~

ghee said...

I love this poem din,may poster ako nyan :)

hey,miss you na!!where r u na ba?yung isang site mo ay similar sa URL nito?

anyways,enjoy your weekend!di kita ma greet kasi it doesnt fit you..hehe

hugs,
ghee

Mari said...

"keep peace in your soul." Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Ruthan said...

waw... ang lakas ng appeal.. a poem worth posting. thanks for sharing ev :)

Nance said...

hi ev, musta na?
... nice message, very humbling.

krystyna said...

Hi Ev,
Desiderata was and is my lovely inspiration.
God bless you!

joan said...

i also love this poem. should be kept as one's guiding force...inspiring.