Wednesday, 9 December 2015

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."
Desiderata - Max Ehrmann
So this is a pretty unusual post for me, I've expressed my love of books but I've never really go on about poetry and that's because honestly its not something I'm all that interested in. Saying that doesn't mean I can't appreciate one when I come across it, I remember having a children's poetry book and being obsessed with it. 

Me and my uncle have a thing where when we see each other we swap names of musicians we're loving at that moment or someone we've recently discovered on YouTube. This poem was one of the ones he told me about, you can listen to it here
I love it! I'm a big quote saver, my phone is filled with them, this is a poem you can almost live by, it's full of lessons and aspirations it's about positivity and living!

 I just enjoyed it so much I wanted to share it with you guys on my blog, I'd love to know your thoughts?!

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