Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Wishing you Peace & Happiness...forever!

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, 
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

sky_at_midnight_of_2014

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your 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.


peacock_at_morning_crop

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; 
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment 
it is as perennial as the grass.

morning_landscape

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.

Blue_throat_crop

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 with your soul.

ruddy_shelduck_crop

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, 
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
(~ extracts from Desidarata - by Max Ehrmann)

2 comments:

Kavita Mathur said...

Beautiful pics and even more beautiful message, Wish you a Happy Healthy Amazing year ahead!

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Beautiful prose to go along with these pics of nature!

Regards,
Blasphemous Aesthete