'Desiderata Tatoo' Image courtesy of pinterest.com
One can set goals, strive for their best potential, and aspire to fully achieve. Initially, feelings of future accomplishment motivate our actions and all is well in our on-set of ambition. Though over time comes delay of gratification, and in the rapid, voracious pace of modern culture it is easy for One to grow impatient, and get distracted from the lack of expected result. Without persistence and acceptance of One’s own natural progress, interest will inevitably fade.
Strive to resist restless feelings of falsely conceived failure, and slowly but surely; like a patient desert cactus bud awaiting absent rain, your dreams will bloom.
*Note to the One Reader*
The last time I memorized anything this way, it was the Declaration of Independence at age 9. Almost 20 years later all I’ve got it is, “Four score and seven years ago, our fore fathers…” I think I’ll do better with this.
Desiderata (as B*, aka The·One, remembers it by heart so far…)
'Silence Challenge' photo by Bernadette Ignacio
Silence has solace to offer. Confessions heard by no other ear are the most sincere. Living in an age where constant stimuli bombards our senses, it is a challenge to appreciate what substance there is to be found in quietude. But, when revered, silence offers the same sort of blessed energy as the warm summer sun.
'Bloom Complete' photograph by Bernadette Ignacio
Start what you finish. Vow to this, and your actions will be far and above many others. Completion embodies into those who commit; discipline, substance, focus. Even if your vow is to complete the most mundane task, such as watering a plant. Should you consistently neglect this one simple act, that plant will die. Think of your life, as that plant, and your vow to complete your intentions as the water. Every time you deprive your plant–every time you desist in actions which mean something to you–you leave yourself weak and dry.