Monday, June 14, 2004

Sunday, June 13, 2004

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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 the truth quietly and clearly
And listen to others
Even the dull and ignorant
They too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive people
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 ever changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs
For the world is full of trickery
But let not this blind you to what virtue there is
Many persons strive for 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 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

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 be.

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 yourself.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams

Be careful.
Strive to be happy.

Popularized during the Flower People Generation.

Found in old Saint Paul’s church
Baltimore dated 1692.
( circa start of French Indian War )