Saturday, September 5

You Deserve

You deserve to feel love just because you exist.
You deserve to feel appreciated just for who you are.
You deserve to feel taken care of and provided for.
You deserve to feel completely adored by Life itself.
You deserve to feel like you are valuable.
You deserve to feel like you matter.
You deserve to feel like your existence IS your contribution to this world.
You deserve to feel miraculous.
You deserve to feel magical.
You deserve to feel magnificent.
You deserve to feel that you are worth the entire Universe.
You deserve to feel like the entire Universe will do anything for you.
You deserve to feel like you have power in your life.
You deserve to feel like you are seen and noticed.
You deserve to feel like you have help you can count on.
You deserve to feel relief.
You deserve to feel like everything's okay and will be okay.
You deserve to enjoy being alive in this world.
You deserve to feel spoiled by Life.
You deserve to feel totally fulfilled and satisfied.
You deserve to feel like your worth is measureless.
You deserve to feel like you are meaningful to Life itself.
You deserve to feel like you have loved one's looking out for you and looking after you.
You deserve to feel like you don't have to do it ALL all by yourself.
You deserve to feel like you're doing enough.
You deserve to feel like you ARE enough.

You deserve...

There are times when old conditioning flares up, where contracted consciousness gets stirred and throws you into a fit of insecurity. In those instances reach for thoughts that will help you climb right back into expansiveness, into Love, into security.


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 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 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 with 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, Copyright 1952.

Not only are you a child of the Universe, but you are the Universe itself.

Be Easy,

1 comment:

Laura said...

love love love. this puts me at peace, cousin kid :) <3. lalabean loves you.

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