Desiderata

Magic Feb 4, 2004

  1. Magic

    Magic Psychedelicious

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    hey all, this is my favourite peom, and i thought i would like to share it with ya all, i think its lovely... Enjoy.
    Magic
    xxx
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    The 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 to 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 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's 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.
     
  2. psinology

    psinology Senior Member

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    </div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Magic @ Feb 4 2004, 09:21 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
    If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter,

    for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

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    me likes, especially that bit. i seem to be doing that occasionally, either to make me feel better about myself or to wallow in my self pity. :no:

    always nice to have someone put my thoughts into words. :peace:
     
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    twistedjc Guest

    :goodthre:
     
  4. Michael

    Michael comfortable middle class disco botherer

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    beautiful

    thank you

    x
     
  5. Psychedelic Acid Fairy

    Psychedelic Acid Fairy Meep

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    Yeh, this is a beautiful piece of writing...Ive got a poster of it on a tropical beach background (I think).
     
  6. V1m

    V1m Senior Member

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    Nice.
     
  7. Sparkle-ma

    Sparkle-ma Flinging Fab at you!

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    I'm interested to know why you think its controversial.....
     
  8. RandomMaestro

    RandomMaestro Genghis Puts Up Wi' A Lot

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    Nothing like a meditational morning constitutional, reading that from the bathroom door eh :Wink3:
     
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    Mav Non-Hierarchical Member

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    Nice mantra
     
  10. bez23

    bez23 Adverse camber

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    I was quite surprised to find my grumpy old dad carries this around in his wallet.
     
  11. Nanook

    Nanook In the kitchen, studio or gym.

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    Nice...
    I like this poem / prose.

    ...... ''As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
    Speak your truth. Quietly and clearly. And listen to others''..............

    Thats almost the diffinitive advice on life for me........
     
  12. klanga

    klanga Fighting the good fight

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    made me smile
     
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