Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Speak your truth...

My parents went to a wedding when I was a teenager and brought this scroll back with them from the wedding. I read it and immediately loved it. I was so drawn to what it said that I held on to it for all these years.  I was cleaning yesterday (don't ask) and amazingly stumbled across the scroll, even though I believe I always carried a piece of it within me.  Here it is: 




~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

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!!!!! This is something we all need to hold with-in us I know I do and I will. There is no other word for this scroll but BEAUTIFUL!! Oh!! Love the house and the color!!

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    1. Here goes a song that makes me smile and sing it so listen to it im sure you will love it!!!!! Its Matt Nathanson Come on and get higher.....I really like the one on utube though let me see if I can get it.MATT NATHANSON Sings "Come On Get Higher" Live & Acoustic
      This is it so listen to it Ms. Therapist!!!!!!! Other wise im gonna have to kick your butt, LOL, Kidding just do it!
      http://youtu.be/yfV9TPCR2YI

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    2. I know, I know.....I'm corny but I just found this one and it's awesome too...only cuz I use to LoVe this show....So watch this one too..If you have time..

      http://youtu.be/AgDwJ2d7BpM

      I know im a pain in the butt, my sister let me know its annoying when I keep sending her songs but I say its beautiful though... LOL

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    3. I swear last one...Im sitting here writing my paper and listen to all this music and this is what happens but its your fault because you put me on to one direction. NOW, this song I use to call me sis up at 6 30 am singing it to her while im waiting to go to work...I love it though. Do you like it.. Boston - Augustana


      http://youtu.be/9ctidHjI53Q

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