Grasping The Inner Nature Of Things Intuitively

(written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s )

Go placidly amid the noise and the 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 vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or 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.
(source internet)


  1. Hi Surjit!
    How are you? Thanks for your kind words my friend! I am just trying to express in to words the feelings and sensations. I receive them in energy, and what I do is to translate this energy feelings and sensations in to words, hoping that they can reach in fully the heart of those that read them, as the energy reach mine…
    Is always an honor for me to receive your distinct visit on my blog, and I hope to be always deserving of such.
    I love your blog as well, you always have words of great wisdom to share, even when simple and tiny messages, but always with huge value, Thanks!

  2. Oh my gosh, there is so much in this post. I would have to live a whole lifetime to actually "get" each and every line written here. Just shows me I am still a baby in earth time.

  3. Thanks Sonia for your words of appreciation.I really feel overwhelmed.I love your blog too.
    You are a wonderful person.
    God bless.

  4. Thanks TechnoBabe for sharing your insights.We are always in the process of learnig at every stage of life.
    God bless.

  5. That is the secret unveiled for leading a successful and happy life. Indeed, you have shown the way...thanks for sharing.

  6. yes, I fully agree with your views Amritbir Kaur ji.Thanks for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

  7. Very very nice! I loved reading it

  8. Welcome to my blog Jyoti and thanks for your words of appreciation.
    God bless.

  9. I had to return and read through this again. Maybe I need to print this out and tape it to the wall over my computer work area. I do like quiet. In fact, my whole system begs for quiet. I have always shunned loud and aggressive but when necessary am able to stand firm. Like I said the first time I commented on this post, there are many wonderful pearls here.

  10. Thanks TechnoBabe for your encouraging comments.I am glad that you have like my post.
    God bless.