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Created on 2011-07-31 01:53:11 (#972658), last updated 2011-10-17 (144 weeks ago)

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Name:openscarf
Birthdate:Apr 13
Location:United States
Website:http://writingdreaminglife.wordpress.com/
I've arrived from Live Journal and would love to make new friends here. Please take a look at my journal and if anything interests you and you feel we have some good posts and interests in common, please subscribe or request access (I haven't figured out exactly how this works yet).

I try to live like everyday is an adventure, I happily turned 50 this year but find my mindset has gone back to my 30's. The 40's seem kind of like a haze to me, figuring out how to live freely I think. Life is good.

'While man rejoices over his rise, and sorrows over his fall, the wise man takes both as the natural consequences of life.' ~Bowl of Saki, July 9, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

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Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and the 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 the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious 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.
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 in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. ~Max Ehrmann, Desiderata


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