Go Placidly

  • As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
  • As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
  • Avoid loud and aggressive people, they are vexatious to the spirit.
  • If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for there will always be greater and lesser people 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 person strive for high ideals and everywhere life is full of heroism.
  • Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection.
  • Nor 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 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 the child of the universe; no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here; 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; whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery & broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be careful. Strive to be happy.