Saturday, June 04, 2005

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 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.

-Max Ehrmann-

2 comments:

Eldin said...

Still 47% to go..

A Talk on Faith

Faith is a walk in dessert streets where no compasses might discern ways discrete.

It is believing what you feel even if visions of it seems so unreal.

It is without prejudice on what determines Salvation even when it might seem an illusion.

Faith is rational thinking of the concrete Salvation of Christ even though if it might seem just another cause of irrational belief.

It is believing more than seeing, committing more than worrying.

It is loving more than hating, and calming more than hasting.

It is acknowledgement of sin and unconditional forbearance of it rather than the conditional forbearance of payment and unending counts of it.

It is repentance rather than penitence, indulgence, or simply just an acceptance of forgiveness.

Faith is a narrow path that widens man's horizons...

Solo Deo Gloria
1221a.m.
Eldin Tan

P.S.: Sehr lang!!! Grrabeee kung ano ano nalang tuloy nasusulat ko. Sorry ah navavandalise ko na blog mo

Joe-ann said...

its really nice,reflective and realistic.you've got a talent of writing your thoughts in a very artistic way.its not vandalising at all but making my blog more beautiful and meaty to read.thanks eldin!