Monday, July 14, 2008

Serenity Now

The subtle ways we affect one another never fail to astound me. I have the ability to transmit positive energies into the world through simple acts of kindness and good will. Holding a door, paying the toll for someone behind me, simply smiling can brighten a day. And those whose days I brighten may then send more positivity in a chain reaction that reverberates beyond my one simple act. Conversely, we also have the ability to negatively affect one another by our subtle words and actions which cling to us beyond the encounter and sends further seeds of gloom into the world. But chains can be broken. Today I'm breaking the chain and will instead put positivity into the world. This is an inspiring poem by Christian Larson. I hope it lifts your spirits today too. And of course, if that doesn't work, you can adopt the mantra Serenity Now.

Promise Yourself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.
To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

5 comments:

Anisa said...

what a great poem and reminder! thanks so much for this bit of inspiration. i've been a bit of a debbie downer lately and i needed this.

the_thinker said...

I have always liked your posts. Even I want to start a day by offering delights to others. But many times I fail. I try to correct the mistakes, but when one is left with wounds even the best of healings leave scars behind. I commit mistakes in hurry and lament in free time.
The poem is equally good

Aisha said...

Anisa, and The Thinker, thank you for your comments, i'm glad this post meant something to you.

Tee said...

Great positive vibes!

Except "Serenity Now" will always remind me of Mr. Kostanza. LOL.

Zehra said...

that was a beautiful poem, aisha. who is it by?

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