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* Desiderata–You Are a Child of the Universe

One of my favorites … and its message seems even more meaningful. I really enjoyed revisiting Desiderata today ❤

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If you were around in the 1970s this poem was so popular it became a song on the radio. If you were a hippie in the 1970s this was also on your 8-track. Read this, it is as meaningful today as it was in the 70s, and as it was when it was originally written (1920s).

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 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 or bitter,
for always there will be greater
and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

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About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

9 comments on “* Desiderata–You Are a Child of the Universe

  1. thank you for the reblog! Glad Desiderata is still so inspiring–a timeless poem!


  2. Val, it never loses its capacity to inspire.


  3. Val, how wonderful! Thank you for sharing! I shared this on my FB page and twitter. xo

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  4. Such rich and inspiring work Val…


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