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[Apr. 17th, 2006|01:39 am]
Peripheral
I was watching old home movies this morning. This song was played. Somehow it touched me.


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

(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)

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


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


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