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Friday, August 27, 2010

Desiderata: Latin- Desired Things

The first two people who taught me what "Love" is.
Two of my most desired...
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 
vexations to the spirit.  

If you compare yourself to 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 the world is full of trickery. But 
let not this 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 it's sham drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world.  

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.  
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