A PEARL OF MOTIVATIONAL WISDOM: LYNN SEAL, Austin, TX, U.S.A.

A PEARL OF MOTIVATIONAL WISDOM

This is a pearl of Motivational wisdom that I’ve always loved for the students visiting this site: This has always been one of my favorite things to read as a reminder to me when life gets fast paced and I lose sight of what is important in life and I wanted to share it for those who have not heard it.

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann(U.S.A.) 

  • 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 person
  • Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to 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 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.

      Lynn Seal, Teacher, Austin, TX, USA