leaves of grass

whoever you are holding me now in hand,
without one thing all will be useless
I give you fair warning before you attempt me further,
I am not what you supposed, but far different.
who is he that would become my follower?
who would sign himself a candidate for my affections?
the way is suspicious, the result uncertain, perhaps destructive.
you would have to give up all else,
I alone would expect to be your sole and exclusive standard,
your novitiate would even then be long and exhausting,
the whole past theory of your life and all conformity to the
lives around you have to be abandoned
therefore release me now before troubling yourself any further
let go your hand from my shoulder,
put me down and depart on your way…

Walt Whitman

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the last time

when you get all you want and you struggle for pelf,
and the world makes you king for a day,
then go to the mirror and look at yourself
and see what that man has to say.
for it isn’t your mother, your father or wife
whose judgment upon you must pass,
but the man, whose verdict counts most in your life
is the one staring back from the glass.
he’s the fellow to please,
never mind all the rest.
for he’s with you right to the end,
and you’ve passed your most difficult test
if the man in the glass is your friend.
you may be like jack horner and “chisel” a plum,
and think you’re a wonderful guy,
but the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look him straight in the eye.
you can fool the whole world,
down the highway of years,
and take pats on the back as you pass.
but your final reward will be heartache and tears
if you’ve cheated the man in the glass.

the ability to bend without breaking

True tolerance makes us flexible. And when we are flexible we can accommodate and adjust to anything and anyone and maintain well-being. The ability to bend without breaking is linked to the amount of tolerance we develop. When we are fully flexible, we become able to adjust to the most unexpected, negative and difficult situations and people.

true happiness

True happiness comes when my mind and the senses have become quiet and peaceful. In that state, there is spiritual power; we are performing actions, but free from desires and free from attachment to what we do. Such happiness finishes any sorrow that comes to us.Take time to find that quiet and peaceful place inside and happiness will stay in our hearts forever.

humility reveals truth

Humility comes from the understanding that the force behind whatever help you give to others comes not from you but from the power of love. It is not true that if you are humble others will walk all over you. It is when there is no humility that you can easily be influenced by others and things seem difficult.

But when there is humility, there is also the power of truth. You know internally that you will achieve your aim, regardless of what others say or think. A humble person never feels they are bowing to others. The head is held neither too high nor low – it just faces straight ahead, like an angel. Humility reveals your truth.

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remain peaceful

Humanity is like a tree. Each human being is connected with the Seed and belongs to the same tree. The beauty of the tree is that it has different branches and on each branch, numerous leaves. All individuals are also different and have their own role. Think about what we have in common and you will appreciate every human being.

This is the key to remain at peace.

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