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Desiderata ... © Max Ehrmann 1927

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posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 12:45 PM
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I won't post a source because it's a Global source.

I first came across this about 35 years ago and have always remembered it for some reason. I was in Katimavik...Some of you might know of it.

For some reason it has always stuck with me. It had a profound effect on me then as it Does now.

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 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 critical 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 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 with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

© Max Ehrmann 1927

I am not a religious person but I Don't need to be in order to get it.

Just a share.

Peace



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posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: jude11

I couldn't believe it when I saw your thread!
I had just e-mailed our youngest daughter Desiderata last week!
I first heard of it in the 60's when Leonard Nimoy had it on his album!
I can't remember if he recited it as himself, or Spock though!

I had kind of forgotten about it somehow.
I even have a framed copy somewhere, I'll have to look for it.
I like the version with be careful at the end, rather than be cheerful.
Especially since it then says, strive to be happy, too.
Be careful, is much more appropriate these days I think!

Thanks for sharing!
WOQ



posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 02:36 PM
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Thank you for sharing this.

I know for certain that I have read this before, upon just now rereading it. But I have no recollection of where or when I read it. Glad to have it back in my 'sphere of attention'. Thank you!



posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 02:52 PM
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originally posted by: kalunom
Thank you for sharing this.

I know for certain that I have read this before, upon just now rereading it. But I have no recollection of where or when I read it. Glad to have it back in my 'sphere of attention'. Thank you!


You're welcome.

I have always had this in my life but haven't been to it in a long time.

It resonates.

Peace



posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: wasobservingquietly
a reply to: jude11

I couldn't believe it when I saw your thread!
I had just e-mailed our youngest daughter Desiderata last week!
I first heard of it in the 60's when Leonard Nimoy had it on his album!
I can't remember if he recited it as himself, or Spock though!

I had kind of forgotten about it somehow.
I even have a framed copy somewhere, I'll have to look for it.
I like the version with be careful at the end, rather than be cheerful.
Especially since it then says, strive to be happy, too.
Be careful, is much more appropriate these days I think!

Thanks for sharing!
WOQ



I also carried a copy for many years in my wallet.

For some reason I had to revisit.

Peace



posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 03:03 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

That's a great one. I remember Les Crane's spoken word version more than Nimoy's, for some reason.

Oh, and the National Lampoon's parody version, Deteriorata. I won't besmirch the thread by linking or posting to that here, but if you're so inclined to Google it, a classic in its own right.


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Aug, 13 2014 @ 05:45 PM
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Desiderata is always worth sharing.I was first introduced to it a mere six years ago...but I printed a very beautiful copy of it and now have it centered on a large mural that I made.




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