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Monday, May 23, 2016

a beautiful world





I was just reading something that made my blood both boil and run cold.  At times it is wiser to get outside and:

“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 the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love – for in the face of all aridity and 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 from 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 labours 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.”


― Max EhrmannDesiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

3 comments:

smartcat said...

Thanks for the link. I am not going to comment on it because it would be preaching to the converted.
Fortunately one of my favorite pieces of music came on, so I breathe deep and listen. (I have found since all the political garbage started a healthy do of classical music before I turn on the news puts me a a happier frame of mind!0
Keep on making those beautiful pots!

Trudy said...

I have those flowers in the top panel growing in mounds at my house....I just love them....I think they are called Wild Geraniums or a form of Cranesbill....as far as the other, let's not talk about it today.

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