David Coy 

Be At Peace 

There is a principle in the subject of sorrow, grief, and loss that is very fitting to introduce now.  In the midst of our sorrow and loss  let us not forget to be thankful for the time and blessings we have received.  Thus, even though we are hurting because of our loss of a dearly departed family member or other forget not though we are reeling from our loss that we were blessed for the time we had though our was cut short.  A poem that I did not know existed illustrates this principle beautifully.  The poem is written by Max Ehrmann and entitled, Desiderata I share in part here which was first published in 1927.   

“…As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.  Speak your truth quietly, clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.  Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexation to the spirit.  If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain…  Enjoy achievements as well as plans.  Especially do not feign affection.  Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, is is as perennial as the grass.  Beyond wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.  You are a child of the Universe…you have a right to be here.  And whether or not it is clear to you…the universe is unfolding as it should.  Be at peace with God….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 a beautiful world.  Be cheerful…and be happy.”  

What a great positive message to deliver and hope everyone will push forward in precept and practice.  As we seek to heal from our sorrow whatever it may originate from do out best to be at peace and be happy and spread that to others.  If we may be of service… ~David. 

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