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“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.”
Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata”
What becomes of the broken hearted, what comes after the pain, well like a wise man said “isn’t the fact that you’re hurt that counts, But only how did you take it? What came from it, it is not the falling thats bad what is shame full is to lie there in disgrace doing nothing. We must over come our fears our failings and most important to never forget that more will come. We must build endurance to tackle what ever comes our way. Men and women have done just that and we must learn from them, we must learn not just from their mistakes but from the actions that followed that made them who they are. It is possible, it can be done and it will be done.
Greater men have struggled in the past, it is some thing normal some more than others but thats just how life is, we must keep an open mind and always remember the old saying “when one door closes a window always opens up”. I always keep a sliding door open just in case lol. Is that rainy day bag our parents always talked about. I love the interaction with nature, I have learned to accept things I cannot change and have come to terms with it, I welcome what ever happens and I know that things are unfolding as they should. I pay attention to the everyday omens and every person I meet I learn from them and make them part of my journey, I mind my sheep. “the alchemist”
Beautiful people from all walks of life they all teach me so much and they remind me about the beauty of this planet that we often ignore. We all long to exist and to be acknowledged to feel loved and needed to feel we are alive, and pain is the perfect solution for this dilema.
Our loved ones all they have sacrificed should be a reminder that we must sacrifice something our selfs at one point or another. A good friend of mine once told me “Experience is the greatest teacher but he kills all his pupils.” So we must thread careful for there is no perfect recipe for success.
I often wonder what motivates people to go through such great lengths only to put them selfs trough so much pain but then again pain is what makes us feel alive. Sometimes it is self inflicted in many different ways, and other times it is a by product of our surroundings. But one thing is certain it creates an amazing reaction in us that helps us in the never ending transformation of one self.
There is so much going in our lives that it often feels like a blur, we only see certain things but we must remember that some one is always watching and taking notes wether it be our good deeds or our wrongs. Lowrider tattoo has become a staple in the tattooing industry and it has got great recognition from a very diverse audience from all over the world. It brings me great joy not from what I have accomplish but more from what other people have made of them selfs, and the many more that have come from across the seas to make their dreams come through. For me to be able to contribute to that is the greatest reward I get.
Some will blame their failings on language barriers others on the distance between them and the opportunities, they blame it on the fact that is too hard and it takes so much work and others will acknowledge all this excuses and simply do the opposite. They will work hard not mind the language barrier and travel across the world to come face to face with opportunity and seize the moment that will make all difference in failure and success.
So go ahead and allow time to write your story and add to the amazing people that have done just that in the past, a divine comedy a mixture of good and bad the eternal balance we must create in our lives.
Do it for your self, do it for your loved ones and one day you will stumble upon a reflection and you will see the beautiful structure you have created.
DESIDERATA, latin for desired things. I have all that I need in my life, the only desire that I have left is not to make every one happy for many have fail in that attempt, but to contribute to the happiness of everyone else.
With a combine effort happiness and so much more can easily be accomplished and only then you will acquire the character of the happy warrior.