Today’s post is dedicated to the Desiderata. This is one of my favorite pieces to read over and over. The Desiderata was written around the 1920’s by Max Ehrman, a lawyer and poet from Indiana. Here is a link to the entire poem – http://www.sfheart.com/desiderata.html
The history of this piece is quite interesting, so I will share this link if you want to know more about it – http://www.fleurdelis.com/desidera.htm
This is certainly one my favorite pieces for inspiration and one that I turn to when I need a bit of solitude and peace – it grounds me. I urge you to read it, you will see why. To me, it is very important to find daily inspiration and whether it is from poetry, a picture, a painting, a song, my pets, or a beautiful scenery, it is one thing that keeps me going and puts a smile on my face.
We live in a material world, and sometimes, besides spirituality, we also need something tangible to give our senses – the scent of a flower or perfume, of a favorite food, the sound of nature or a favorite melody, the colors and shapes in a painting or the ones found at a particular spot that brings you peace and delight … All those things help ground yourself and they can become a source for tuning your soul and finding a spiritual connection in a material driven world.
The point to all this is that you don’t have to sit for hours in a yoga position (unless you enjoy this) to find a bit of grounding on your daily living, and a bit of inspiration to fuel your day. When you pay attention to these things – you are present in the moment, and that is all . The millisecond that went by is gone, and the future has not arrive yet.