PeazRitr's (A)Linear Dreams: ::desiderata::    
18 Dec 2001 @ 16:22, by Merilene_M. Murphy

[some say the author of this piece
found in the 16th century is anon;
some say the 1927 copyright belongs
to max ehrman]


go placidly amid the noise & haste,
& 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
& clearly; and listen to others,
even the dull & ignorant;
they too have their story.
avoid loud & aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit. [link]
if you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain & bitter; for always
there will be greater & 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. [link]
especially, do not feign affection.
neither be cynical about love; for in the
face of all aridity & disenchantment it is
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 &
loneliness. beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
you are a child of the universe, [link]
no less than the trees & 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 god to be,
and whatever your labors & aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life
keep peace with your soul.
with all its sham, drudgery & broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
be careful.
strive to be happy.


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