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UMBILICAL
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2/2/13 8:21 P

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TACDGB
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2/2/13 8:16 P

mine is Footprints in the sand. It's about God carrying me when I can't carry myself.



ZENANDNOW
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2/2/13 6:48 P

Does anyone have works of poetry, things that inspire you and such? One of my favorites is an oldie but goodie, and I try to live by those words:


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 & 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 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.

by Max Ehrmann



 
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