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Desiderata, the Famous Poem
Find the Secret of Life, Happiness and Success


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This is Desiderata, the famous poem. Within it you will find the Secret of Life, Happiness and Success. Relax and let the words of Desiderata fill your heart. You'll learn the secret of life.

Many people believe that Desiderata was a song or poem or quotation found in Old St. Paulís Church, Baltimore, dated 1692. How quaint and charming is that? But after a little research, I learned that the famous poem Desiderata was written in the 1920s. The author is Max Ehrmann, a poet and lawyer from Terre Haute, Indiana, who lived from 1872 to 1945. Ehrmann wrote about his inspiration in his diary: "I should like, if I could, to leave a humble gift -- a bit of chaste prose that had caught up some noble moods."

By the way, Desiderata is Latin for "Things to be Desired." Here's a nugget of trivia. A spoken-word recording of the famous poem Desiderata was made by Les Crane and reached #8 on the Billboard magazine charts in late 1971. As you read Desiderata with an open heart, you will find the secrets of life, happiness and success, revealed to you.

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 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 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 cheerful. Strive to be happy.



I hope life brings you much happiness.
I wish you a very happy day.



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