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sick & tired of being sick & tired!

Posted 10-20-2005 at 11:20 AM by

feeling very ... sick & tired of being

... time to read Desiderata again ... ho bloody hum

Desiderata - Max Ehrmann

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 the 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 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 with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
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    Friday, October 21st

    Pam, it is so freaky how much we have in common. When I was a little girl I did a modern dance interpretation to this very poem. It is beautiful. I'm so glad you posted it. Maybe it will help me find my calm center. Thank you, friend. :hug: Have a good weekend.
    Posted 10-21-2005 at 02:54 PM by jmp
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    Re: sick & tired of being sick & tired!

    Pamushka It's been quite a long time, since I've read something so deep and so "what I need to read right now". Thanks, dear
    It's always unnatural to read sad words from you, though...Yeah, yeah..I know you're human too, but still...

    You have no right to be unhappy!

    (remember that, ok?)
    Posted 10-31-2005 at 12:10 PM by AnnieNik AnnieNik is offline
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