Friday, July 22, 2011

The Child In Us │ Desiderata - You Are A Child Of the Universe

"The Child In Us" by Enigma is both beautiful and evocative.  It takes me to wonderful places, and I feel at peace listening to it.  It is no wonder that it is an international sensation.  The haunting music of "The Child In Us" brings to mind Max Erhmann's "Desiderata".

 A Paraphrase of Max Erhmann's "Desiderata" by G. M. Jr.

Go calmly amid the noise and the rush, and remember what peace there may be in silence.  Avoid loud and aggressive people, as they are very troubling to the spirit.  As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with everyone.  Speak your truth quietly and clearly.  Listen to others, including the dull and ignorant, even they have a story to tell.

Be yourself, do not fake affection and do not be cynical about love, for it is as lasting as the grass.  Take kindly to the counsel of time, and give up gracefully the things of youth. 

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for there will always be greater and lesser persons than yourself.  Enjoy your achievements, as well as your plans.  Be interested in your own career, no matter how humble, it is a real treasure in the changing fortunes of time.

Be gentle with yourself.  Sometimes we search too deeply within ourselves, and allow darkness to feed our fears.  Many of these thoughts are not real, but are merely the children of fatigue and loneliness.  Keep your spirit strong, and it will protect you in times of trouble.

Be careful in your business affairs, for the world is full of cheats and fakes.  But do not let this make you blind to the goodness in others.  There are still many people who are brave, and have high ideals.  Be cheerful.  Despite all its problems and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful World.  Try to be happy.

And whether or not it is clear to you, the Universe is unfolding as it should.  You are Child Of The Universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

(The "Desiderata" which means desired things, was written by Max Ehrmann in 1927.  It is now in the Public Domain.)

May The Peace And Joy Of Pure Angel Light Bless And Keep You Safe And Warm.   Safe journeys to all the fans of Angel Watchers, wherever you may be.

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