Reach for Tranquility

One of my favorite pastimes is reading inspirational and spiritual poetry.  I also love listening to tranquil music, meditation and taking long walks as a silent observer.  I believe we all have a purpose, and a place in the world and the universe that is uniquely ours.

It’s important for me to take time away from my daily routine for self-reflection. There are days when I try to get in touch with a deeper sense of meaning to my everyday life.  Other times I  reflect on healing and self-renewal.

This inspirational poem, “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann, is one of my favorites. The music video is named “Uncertain” by Simon Daum. Mr. Daum is considered a new age classical composer and writes some of the most beautiful, tranquil music I’ve ever experienced.  Enjoy!


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 the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations 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 perennial as the grass.

Take kindly to 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 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.

Max Ehrmann c.1920


About Karmic Diva

I'm a song in the key of life, a work in progress, a diamond in the rough. I write, scribble, babble and doodle endlessly. I'm here to love and learn. -Karmic Diva-

Posted on March 17, 2012, in Music, Poetry, Spiritual, Writing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. You and I have a lot in common….I am a lover of this kind of music as well…I have posted some on my blog you can listen to….beautiful song, lovely thoughts…
    well wishes

  2. hi Celeste. thank you. I will check it out.

  3. How, beautiful, H.!!! I wish I had the extra time to be by myself & reflect on so many things in my life, but it’s pretty hectic here as you know…lol…I love reading you & have more to catch up on, dear friend…Hugs!

  4. hi jandkray. I love having the time to do this. life is good

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