Desiderata (coming from Desideratum, meaning something desired) was a poem that stuck to me when I came across it during my Senior high school.
Something about it was fascinating so I kept it as one of my favorite poem. Years later, here I am writing about how it means to me in terms of Happiness.
Keep an inner stillness and calmness in life. Take time to be aware and realize what really matters to you.
Silence your mind from disruptive distractions like rushing too much and superficial and temporary worldly things.
Be peaceful with everyone. Always show kindness and respect.
Let your values, attitude, accomplishments and good actions speak for you. Give value to others because we all go through struggles that no one knows about.
Shut off negativity, rudeness, complaining, gossip and senseless noise. These cause irrational fears, limiting beliefs, scarcity mindset, unhappiness, dullness and a victim mentality.
Tune in only to those that lights up the soul with Positivity.
Comparison kills happiness. It causes anger, anxiety, arrogance, deceit, envy, hatred, jealousy, insecurity and sadness.
It is more constructive to believe that no one is ever really better or less than anyone – just different.
When we go down our high horse and step up from our low ground, we’ll treat ourselves and one another better.
Screw false modesty. Celebrate little and grand tasks or goals you’ve succeeded. Create a plan to achieve your life goals.
Be excited and have fun completing your tasks towards it.
Stay passionate, dedicated, focused and determined in your job and goals. These keep you grounded and secure regardless of circumstances.
Be mindful of sharing your goals only to likeminded people.
Remain quiet about your goals in your dealings with others who may have not awakened to their purpose and life goals yet.
Some may tend to project limiting beliefs, create distractions and discouragement as you improve yourself.
Even so, there’s always a few people who are on the same journey to self development as you and those that help share inspiration. Find people who lights up with you.
Be honest with who you are. Stay aligned to your values, words, thoughts, feelings and actions.
Believe that you are worthy of giving and receiving true love. It is the only thing that lasts even when everything else falls apart.
Accept the wisdom that growing up gives you. Respect the past youthfulness. Leave immaturity behind and be willing to grow.
Have a strong faith to keep the negativity away. Live meaningfully towards a goal. Remember to love, forgive, value and honor yourself too.
You are part of life’s grand plan. Embrace your value and worthiness. You are destined to fulfill your life purpose.
It is your birthright to succeed and all the experiences in your life leads you to grow into your higher self for your highest good.
Know that God is looking after you and will never fail you. Connect, acknowledge and call on this Greater Force to strengthen you.
Stay the course of achieving your goal no matter the odds are.
Life is always an amazing miracle regardless of how it has been tainted with worldliness and superficiality.
Remember to see the beauty of life and let it fill you with grateful joy. Always look for the good in all things and choose happiness.
That’s it. I agree mostly with how Max Ehrmann,(the poet who wrote Desiderata) stated a Happy and meaningful life. I hope this poem inspired you just as I did.
Other than this, I’d rather regard all people as having kindness and potential for greatness. God told me to love everyone as He loves us all.
To be merciful to those who have hurt me. But that’s another story for one of my upcoming posts.
Which poems are your favorite and why? Would be great to know from you in the comments.
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