Category Archives: Desiderata

Reflections on Desiderata

Desiderata 6

Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time How many of us believe that our identity and self-worth are symbiotically  intertwined with our employment status.   Ask the person who … Continue reading

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Desiderata 4

If you compare yourself with others you may become vain and bitter; For always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.  We each strive to improve ourselves – materially, intellectually, spiritually. It is human nature to dream and … Continue reading

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Desiderata 5

  Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans Celebrate each and every positive in your life, even – or should I say, particularly – the little ones. Life is made up of lots of little achievements, more so than … Continue reading

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Desiderata – 3

  Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. Amen to that. It is difficult to listen when the mouth is engaged;   2 ears – 1 mouth for a reason no doubt.  But boy, do we know … Continue reading

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Desiderata – 2

  As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. A timeless reminder to show respect and courtesy to all, as you would wish it for yourself. This is especially true of family. Although there are … Continue reading

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Desiderata – 1

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste and remember what peace there may be in silence. Our world is full of noise – the beautiful sounds of nature mostly drowned out by our affluent lifestyle distilled out into such … Continue reading

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DESIDERATA – Introduction

My head wouldn’t turn off last night, so to calm myself I started thinking of the first few lines of Desiderata – “Go placidly … “, be peaceful and calm etc. It is a piece of writing I keep returning … Continue reading

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