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Desiderata Please read
« on: April 21, 2009, 05:15:37 AM »
DESIDERATA


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 vexatious 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. 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.



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Re: Desiderata Please read
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 07:48:48 AM »
Beautiful, Poddy, thank you  :)

Been quite a while since I read it but it certainly stands the test of time and always will, surely

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 12:03:28 PM »
An absolutely beautiful piece which stands as a perfect introduction to this forum, too. Isn't it astonishing that this work by Ehrmann only became famous after his death?

This fully deserves to be pinned.
"No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is ...a part of the maine; ...any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde"

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 12:08:05 PM »
 " This fully deserves to be pinned."


Second that !   :D

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 06:22:23 PM »
We need to pop that directly under a post or so on cs, that way it won't be off topic.

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 08:28:58 PM »
I've always loved the desiderata

and  'If' by Rudyard Kipling

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!


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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 09:03:09 PM »
Actually I love the Recessional by Kipling too - it always sends shivers down my spine...lest we forget...


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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2009, 09:28:49 PM »
GRAND UNITY

take it unto yourself,
find ease and happiness

use it with others
be loving and fair

take it to your own mind,
find peace, quietness

use it for empire and state
find it works everywhere.


- Han Yü (768-824)
"No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is ...a part of the maine; ...any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde"

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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 01:34:50 AM »
What beautiful words, that transports one back to the reality of we should look at life.....  Lovely.  Thank you.

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2009, 01:44:39 AM »
I always loved it, Thank you.

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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2009, 10:07:57 AM »
Yeah, yeah. What about The Young Lady from Ryde?

There was a young lady from Ryde
Who ate a green apple and died
The apple fermented
Inside the lamented
And made cider inside 'er insides

Them's poetry.  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2009, 10:17:55 AM »
The sweet and empathetic sentiments therein contained, QC, encapsulate all that is best in human emotions... Agreed.
"No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is ...a part of the maine; ...any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde"

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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2009, 06:59:33 PM »
Aww..I was going goose bumpy...................till we got to the lady from Ryde! :chair:

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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009, 11:55:35 PM »
Penalty for not reading and adhering to Desiderata hehehehe !!!



Primaryaim

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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2009, 12:04:41 AM »
Poddy, that is brilliant.

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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2009, 12:29:37 AM »
Thank you poddy.
Sometimes, until you actually go through a tough situation, you forget the Desiderata, but when your mind remembers to re read it, it opens up your life again. :)

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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2009, 02:01:19 PM »
I have always loved this verse. i have it on a card in my wallet (no money in there but lots of cards)

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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2009, 09:21:38 PM »
Hi All,I'm soo happy to find the OZ KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE,and join of cause....just one question........FLUFFY,YOU HAVE CHANGED!Into a human,all the best Horizon.

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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2009, 09:33:55 PM »
a warm welcome horizon, glad you could make it!  :green:

as to ducky, prim pointed out to me today there is a tiny yellow ducky balanced on the end of the girls foot in ducks avatar, you have to look close though, maybe that fluffy not the leggy one lol

hope you enjoy the freedom of the new oz round table


welcome aboard   :pirateship:

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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2009, 11:52:36 PM »
Hi GR8...I'm glad that I have found my old friends here too,and yes I DID missthe little Ducky on the avatars foot...I must need glasses,in fact I am sure I do,how has it all been going,obviously no signs of the unwanted...that's a great start.

Although I do miss them for the challenges :snipe: :snipe:The combat I mean,Regards to all Horizon.

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« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2009, 12:00:01 AM »
yes horizon, its designed to be a warm friendly environment with only one problem poster....moi lol

I suppose the mods thought there was enuf twublle in the world and the place needed to be safe for little ducklings... if you can find em lol


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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2009, 12:00:32 AM »
Welcome, Horizon - all of the people who have fantastic humour, kindness and lots of eBay knowledge are the bulwark of what we want for this site.
"No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is ...a part of the maine; ...any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde"

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« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2009, 12:11:05 AM »
Horzions Welcome.

Great to see you!!!!    :yess: :-*

horizonconcepts

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« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2009, 12:15:24 AM »
Hi Countess,and thanks Gr8,and Countess for you words of encouragement,I'm here for the fun and friendship...BUT be warned,If any unwaranted OR unwelcome people turn up and cause trouble...

Well I will put on my round table armor and do battle once again (I like battle anyway!)....I hope I don't get slapped toooo hard here....have I mentioned I like battle?? Love Horizon. :wine:

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« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2009, 12:19:42 AM »
Hi Fluffy....no protection needed here for you I feel...and good to talk to you again,I hope some old  posters come in here to also assist...I've been around for about 6 years but there is SO many been around longer with heaps more knowledge then me,Regards Horizon.

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« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2009, 12:25:02 AM »
Can a moderator please fix the clock time?...perhaps a nice old friend of mine??

I feel I'm in some other country,thankyou..Horizon :D

Primaryaim

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« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2009, 12:33:57 AM »
Hi Horizons, If you go to your member's profile, and in 'time offset' make it 5 (llamas recommendation, and is only half a minute out) ")

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« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2009, 12:38:17 AM »
Thanks Prim,I'll do that now,thanks for the info....have I mentioned I like battle?? Love Horizons. :)

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« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2009, 12:51:43 AM »
You didn't. Mention it again, Horizon!
"No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is ...a part of the maine; ...any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde"

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« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2009, 01:00:11 AM »
Countess,you like me to say "Battle"?? I suppose that I really remenber it from that John Travolta film "Michael"...that was so funny,and sad,Horizon.

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« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2009, 01:23:48 AM »
Night to all,and to all a GOOD night,regards Horizon. :pray:

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« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2009, 12:39:05 PM »
Morning all ;D
I quite like this version - it could be called "The Australian Desiderata" too I think.


The Irish Desiderata

Go Noisily amid the complacency and waste, and Remember what peace can be had without Television. Never Surrender and always attempt to undermine authority, which will put you on good terms with most people. Speak your truth as loudly and as clearly as possible, especially to the dull and ignorant.

Avoid meekness and subservience like the plague, for they are murderers of mankinds soul. If you compare yourself with others, you are wasting time and living in a world of illusion. Wake UP! Enjoy your achievements, but enjoy your plans more.

Keep interested in your livelihood, it is the only one you will ever have, and is an ongoing thing. Do not allow others to define your livelihood, or your currencies. Exercise generosity in your business affairs, for what ever you have, will not be yours again, someday. There is neither trickery nor virtue in this world, there is only light and darkness, Thinking, and ignorance. One mans boon is another mans crime. Be aware of the true solitude you inherit with your existance, and treasure it. The only thing you can take with you from this world is what you have learned.

Love is a conditioned response born of reproductive imperative, and a subconscious survival instinct. Do not put pretty labels on it, you are just fooling yourself. True care for yourself, and your fellow human beings, goes far beyond love, and is not hard to see. Grow old gracefully, but do not fall into the pit of wishing immortality. No amount of drugs or physicians care can keep your body on this Earth forever. To want that is base selfishness and simple animal fear. Do not indulge it, you are truly better than that.

You are the embodiment of Light, the most refined form of matter that can be. You are meant to be here, and you will be here again. You are a traveler in space, and eternal in your identity. Do not restrict yourself, or you will be sorry, over and over again.

Be cheerful when possible, boldly courageous when necessary, and thoughtful always. Learning is what you are here for, and the world is just the classroom for the soul. Strive To Be Free.

~ Bill Gallagher

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« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2009, 03:49:13 PM »
Hi Lola,

That version is interesting, I have not seen it before. It has humour and depth, and the end part is quite beautiful.

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« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2009, 08:34:15 AM »
Thanks for that version, Lola - I think it is brilliant! :)

Primaryaim

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« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2009, 11:46:59 AM »
Thanks Lola, wonderful and how appropriate :)

saint_phoebe

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« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2009, 12:57:14 PM »
Cheers :wine:
Have a lovely weekend all.

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« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2009, 01:32:33 PM »
I like that too lola,
 thanks for posting it

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« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2009, 01:26:15 AM »
I quite like this version - it could be called "The Australian Desiderata" too I think.


The Irish Desiderata

Go Noisily amid the complacency and waste, and Remember what peace can be had without Television. Never Surrender and always attempt to undermine authority, which will put you on good terms with most people. Speak your truth as loudly and as clearly as possible, especially to the dull and ignorant.

Avoid meekness and subservience like the plague, for they are murderers of mankinds soul. If you compare yourself with others, you are wasting time and living in a world of illusion. Wake UP! Enjoy your achievements, but enjoy your plans more.

Keep interested in your livelihood, it is the only one you will ever have, and is an ongoing thing. Do not allow others to define your livelihood, or your currencies. Exercise generosity in your business affairs, for what ever you have, will not be yours again, someday. There is neither trickery nor virtue in this world, there is only light and darkness, Thinking, and ignorance. One mans boon is another mans crime. Be aware of the true solitude you inherit with your existance, and treasure it. The only thing you can take with you from this world is what you have learned.

Love is a conditioned response born of reproductive imperative, and a subconscious survival instinct. Do not put pretty labels on it, you are just fooling yourself. True care for yourself, and your fellow human beings, goes far beyond love, and is not hard to see. Grow old gracefully, but do not fall into the pit of wishing immortality. No amount of drugs or physicians care can keep your body on this Earth forever. To want that is base selfishness and simple animal fear. Do not indulge it, you are truly better than that.

You are the embodiment of Light, the most refined form of matter that can be. You are meant to be here, and you will be here again. You are a traveler in space, and eternal in your identity. Do not restrict yourself, or you will be sorry, over and over again.

Be cheerful when possible, boldly courageous when necessary, and thoughtful always. Learning is what you are here for, and the world is just the classroom for the soul. Strive To Be Free.

~ Bill Gallagher
Mmmmm. Only four things I don't quite agree with, otherwise pretty much the way I go.


there is only light and darkness,  No, it's shades of grey, never 'black & white' [false dichotomy]

Love is a conditioned response born of reproductive imperative, No, thats lust, not Love that involves 'will' as a key component in the definition.

You are the embodiment of Light, the most refined form of matter that can be. Light ?

and you will be here again. No, it doesn't add up. If so there must have been a lot of souls on standby... sitting around doing nothing when the Global population was much lower. I know there are a lot of dead and lost souls around, but it still doesn't add up to me.

Just saying... IMO

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« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2010, 04:40:47 PM »
Hi  Misha,  I thought you had abandoned us :mates:

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« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2010, 06:50:43 PM »
Check the date callo .... « Reply #37 on: October 22, 2009, 11:26:15 PM » ..... mishas post is history...

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« Reply #40 on: May 03, 2010, 07:08:33 PM »
So is misha  ;D

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« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2014, 08:56:02 PM »
Did I miss Christmas, again?

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« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2014, 10:10:53 PM »
Not yet Ubbie....

There's still 6 weeks to go.