Quite recently I’ve been in this space of clarity. One where I don’t let external situations and opinions of others affect me and where I’m pretty content and happy with life in general. So perhaps it was being in this head and life space, which I came across one of my favourite poems. I hadn’t read it in years, so after stumbling across it again, I knew I had to share it with you all. I hope you enjoy reading it and perhaps it shines some light on certain things/situations you may be going through.

 

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 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 labours 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 Erhman c.1920

 

 

 

H&M Knitted Dress, Daisy Street Heels, similar here and I want these, ZARA Wallet

 

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  • Ooh what a gorgeous look Nengi, everything’s on point. That’s such a beautiful poem, my favourite part is when he talks about speaking your truth quietly and listening to others. Thanks for sharing! xx
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    • Thanks so much Demi! My mum actualy made me get this as she thought it was rather ‘elegant’ lol (Glad I listned though)
      And yes, this poem is just so apt with everything going on in the world right now. 🙂 xx

  • Funmi Alabi

    You look stunning, hun! This dress and its colour suit you beautifully.

    Funmi xo
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