Sentimental Journey

Desiderata Desiderata 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 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 perenial as the grass
Take kindly the council 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 borne 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