Gedicht : Desiderata

Hieronder vind je een vertaling van een gedicht uit “The Desiderata of Happiness” geschreven in 1927, door de Amerikaanse schrijver en dichter Max Ehrmann (1872-1945).

In 1956 gebruikte de predikant van De St. Pauluskerk in Baltimore, Maryland, het gedicht in een verzameling stencils met inspiratiemateriaal voor zijn gemeente.

 “Streven naar geluk”

Wees kalm te midden van het lawaai en de haast,
en bedenk welk een vrede er in stilte kan heersen.

Sta op goede voet met alle mensen zonder jezelf geweld aan te doen.

Zeg de waarheid rustig en duidelijk;
en luister naar anderen; ook zij vertellen hun verhaal.

Mijd luidruchtige en agressieve mensen, zij belasten de geest.

Wanneer je je met anderen vergelijkt,
zou je ijdel en verbitterd kunnen worden;
want er zullen altijd grotere en kleinere mensen zijn dan jezelf.

Geniet zowel van wat je hebt bereikt als van je plannen.

Blijf belangstelling houden voor je eigen werk hoe nederig dat ook moge zijn;

het is een werkelijk bezit in het veranderlijke fortuin van de tijd.

Betracht de voorzichtigheid bij het zaken doen; want de wereld is vol bedrog.

Maar laat dit je niet verblinden voor de bestaande deugd,
vele mensen streven hoge idealen na;
en overal is het leven vol heldendom.

Wees jezelf.

Veins vooral geen genegenheid.

Maar wees evenmin cynisch over de liefde,
want bij alle dorheid en ontevredenheid is zij eeuwig als het gras.

Volg de loop der jaren met gratie; verlang niet naar een tijd die achter je ligt.

Kweek geestkracht aan om bij onverwachte tegenslag beschermd te zijn.

Maar verdriet jezelf niet met spookbeelden.

Vele angsten worden uit vermoeidheid en uit eenzaamheid geboren.

Leg jezelf een gezonde discipline op maar wees daarbij lief voor jezelf.

Je bent een kind van het heelal, niet minder dan de bomen en de sterren;
je hebt het recht hier te zijn.

En ook al is het je wel of niet duidelijk,
toch ontvouwt het heelal zich zoals het zich ontvouwt en zo is het goed.

Heb daarom vrede met God, hoe je ook denkt dat hij moge zijn,
en wat je werk en aspiratie ook mogen zijn,
houdt vrede met je ziel in de lawaaierige verwarring van het leven.

Met al zijn klatergoud, somberheid en vervlogen dromen
is dit toch nog steeds een prachtige wereld.

Wees voorzichtig.

Streef naar geluk.

 

“The Desiderata of Happiness”

Go placidly amidst 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 the dull and the 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 or 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 labors 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

mintchipdesigns / Pixabay

By Ingrid V.

Creatieve 1000-poot en freelance trainer met interesses als GTD, productiviteit, persoonlijke ontwikkeling, management, blogging, technologie,

42 comments

  1. My husband and i got excited when Albert managed to deal with his web research through the precious recommendations he discovered when using the site. It is now and again perplexing to simply happen to be freely giving secrets which usually many others might have been selling. Therefore we grasp we now have the writer to thank because of that. The main illustrations you made, the simple website menu, the relationships you will help engender – it’s got mostly superb, and it’s letting our son in addition to the family imagine that that issue is thrilling, which is extraordinarily fundamental. Many thanks for the whole thing!

  2. I simply wished to thank you so much again. I do not know the things I could possibly have tried in the absence of the entire aspects contributed by you concerning this subject. It was actually a very frightening matter in my opinion, nevertheless considering a skilled form you handled that took me to cry over delight. Extremely thankful for this guidance and as well , believe you are aware of an amazing job you are always undertaking educating people today through your web page. Probably you haven’t come across all of us.

  3. I truly wanted to write a brief note so as to thank you for all of the wonderful guidelines you are sharing on this website. My extended internet investigation has now been compensated with good quality concept to talk about with my friends and classmates. I ‘d tell you that we website visitors actually are unequivocally fortunate to exist in a fabulous network with many lovely individuals with good suggestions. I feel extremely lucky to have come across the site and look forward to tons of more fun moments reading here. Thank you again for a lot of things.

  4. Thank you for all of your effort on this website. Kim really likes doing investigation and it’s really obvious why. Many of us notice all regarding the powerful medium you render helpful techniques on this blog and therefore boost participation from some others about this article so our favorite princess is truly learning a whole lot. Have fun with the remaining portion of the year. You are always carrying out a stunning job.

  5. I want to get across my admiration for your kind-heartedness giving support to persons that have the need for help with this important topic. Your special dedication to getting the solution along was remarkably helpful and have regularly enabled those just like me to realize their ambitions. Your own helpful tips and hints can mean a great deal a person like me and extremely more to my office workers. With thanks; from each one of us.

  6. I actually wanted to post a small word to say thanks to you for all the precious tips you are giving out on this website. My time consuming internet look up has at the end been honored with incredibly good points to talk about with my pals. I would assume that most of us readers actually are undoubtedly endowed to dwell in a remarkable network with many perfect individuals with good principles. I feel rather lucky to have encountered the website page and look forward to many more awesome minutes reading here. Thank you again for a lot of things.

  7. My spouse and i ended up being now joyful that Emmanuel managed to carry out his homework using the precious recommendations he gained from your weblog. It’s not at all simplistic to just possibly be giving freely information which other folks have been making money from. So we recognize we now have you to be grateful to for that. All the explanations you’ve made, the easy website menu, the relationships you assist to engender – it’s most great, and it’s aiding our son and the family do think this theme is brilliant, which is wonderfully mandatory. Thank you for the whole lot!

  8. My husband and i got now thrilled that Louis could do his researching with the precious recommendations he got out of your blog. It is now and again perplexing to simply possibly be handing out information and facts that other folks may have been trying to sell. And we see we’ve got the website owner to be grateful to for this. The entire illustrations you made, the simple website navigation, the friendships your site help create – it’s got most wonderful, and it’s really aiding our son in addition to our family recognize that the topic is fun, and that is tremendously serious. Thank you for all the pieces!

  9. I’m just writing to let you know of the helpful experience my friend’s daughter undergone viewing your site. She figured out a good number of issues, which include what it is like to have an ideal teaching heart to make men and women effortlessly master several extremely tough things. You actually exceeded our expectations. Thanks for coming up with those useful, healthy, educational and even fun thoughts on that topic to Gloria.

  10. I wish to voice my admiration for your generosity in support of men and women that require help with that theme. Your personal dedication to passing the message all-around had become surprisingly interesting and have usually encouraged most people just like me to arrive at their pursuits. Your new interesting tutorial means a whole lot a person like me and somewhat more to my colleagues. Many thanks; from each one of us.

  11. I as well as my pals have already been looking at the excellent thoughts on your web blog and then all of a sudden got a horrible feeling I never expressed respect to the blog owner for them. Those guys ended up thrilled to see them and have now certainly been having fun with these things. We appreciate you getting very kind and then for picking out this sort of outstanding issues millions of individuals are really eager to discover. Our own honest apologies for not expressing appreciation to sooner.

  12. My wife and i were really joyful Raymond managed to round up his reports because of the ideas he came across while using the site. It’s not at all simplistic to just find yourself releasing procedures which often other people have been making money from. So we acknowledge we’ve got you to give thanks to for that. All of the explanations you have made, the easy site navigation, the friendships you can assist to engender – it is everything spectacular, and it is assisting our son in addition to us recognize that the topic is interesting, and that is seriously fundamental. Thank you for everything!

  13. I needed to compose you a very little observation to be able to say thanks yet again with your exceptional principles you’ve shown above. This has been quite surprisingly generous with people like you giving openly what exactly a lot of folks could possibly have marketed for an e book to end up making some cash for their own end, mostly considering the fact that you could possibly have tried it if you wanted. The suggestions in addition served like a fantastic way to comprehend other people online have the identical zeal like my very own to realize way more pertaining to this problem. I believe there are many more enjoyable times up front for individuals who check out your blog post.

  14. I as well as my guys were actually checking the best guidelines from your web page and so all of a sudden came up with a horrible suspicion I never expressed respect to the web site owner for those strategies. All of the young boys were definitely totally excited to see all of them and have now in actuality been taking pleasure in those things. Many thanks for genuinely considerably accommodating as well as for pick out this sort of cool subject areas most people are really desirous to know about. My very own sincere apologies for not saying thanks to you sooner.

  15. I and my friends ended up analyzing the excellent tips and hints found on the blog while unexpectedly got a terrible suspicion I had not expressed respect to the blog owner for them. Most of the men had been certainly stimulated to read them and now have really been enjoying them. Appreciate your actually being considerably helpful and then for selecting this sort of tremendous themes millions of individuals are really eager to know about. My sincere apologies for not saying thanks to you sooner.

  16. I would like to show some appreciation to this writer just for bailing me out of this particular circumstance. As a result of scouting through the search engines and getting tricks which were not powerful, I thought my life was gone. Existing without the approaches to the issues you’ve fixed all through your entire article content is a serious case, as well as the ones which may have in a wrong way affected my entire career if I hadn’t encountered the blog. Your competence and kindness in maneuvering all the things was very useful. I’m not sure what I would have done if I had not come upon such a stuff like this. I can at this point look ahead to my future. Thanks very much for this reliable and results-oriented help. I will not hesitate to propose the sites to any individual who desires care on this issue.

  17. I am commenting to make you understand what a useful discovery my wife’s daughter gained reading through your web page. She realized a good number of issues, most notably how it is like to have an incredible teaching mood to have many others without problems learn chosen tricky matters. You truly surpassed our own desires. Many thanks for rendering those priceless, trustworthy, explanatory and even easy guidance on this topic to Janet.

  18. I precisely desired to thank you so much again. I am not sure the things that I might have worked on without those tips shown by you about my problem. This was a real troublesome difficulty for me, however , taking note of a new specialized style you handled it took me to leap with delight. I’m just happy for the guidance as well as hope that you comprehend what a great job you are always undertaking instructing men and women using your blog post. Most likely you have never got to know any of us.

  19. I actually wanted to type a brief word so as to appreciate you for the wonderful items you are posting on this site. My rather long internet research has now been compensated with useful points to exchange with my companions. I would declare that we website visitors are undoubtedly fortunate to dwell in a fine website with so many wonderful individuals with useful concepts. I feel really privileged to have encountered the web site and look forward to some more pleasurable minutes reading here. Thanks again for a lot of things.

  20. I wish to show my thanks to the writer just for rescuing me from this difficulty. As a result of surfing throughout the online world and coming across suggestions that were not helpful, I figured my entire life was gone. Being alive without the answers to the difficulties you’ve solved by means of your good article content is a critical case, and the kind that might have adversely damaged my career if I had not noticed your blog post. The skills and kindness in controlling all areas was vital. I am not sure what I would’ve done if I hadn’t come upon such a step like this. I’m able to at this point look ahead to my future. Thanks a lot so much for this skilled and sensible help. I will not be reluctant to refer your blog to anyone who would like direction on this situation.

  21. I’m also commenting to make you be aware of what a nice encounter my wife’s child encountered visiting your webblog. She picked up too many issues, most notably how it is like to have an ideal giving character to let certain people with no trouble learn some extremely tough subject matter. You actually surpassed people’s expected results. Thank you for delivering those warm and friendly, dependable, explanatory and cool guidance on that topic to Sandra.

  22. I and also my guys appeared to be going through the great strategies on your web page and so at once I got a horrible feeling I never thanked you for them. All the ladies are already for this reason joyful to learn all of them and have now simply been using these things. We appreciate you being considerably kind as well as for utilizing variety of smart subject matter millions of individuals are really desperate to know about. My personal honest apologies for not expressing appreciation to earlier.

  23. My spouse and i ended up being quite happy when John could conclude his investigation with the ideas he came across through your blog. It’s not at all simplistic just to find yourself making a gift of things that many a number of people may have been making money from. And we all know we have got the writer to give thanks to because of that. The type of illustrations you’ve made, the simple blog menu, the friendships you help to instill – it’s got most superb, and it is aiding our son and our family do think that issue is satisfying, which is exceptionally fundamental. Thank you for the whole lot!

  24. I not to mention my buddies have already been studying the best secrets from the website and then unexpectedly developed an awful feeling I had not expressed respect to the blog owner for those techniques. All of the people became for this reason thrilled to study them and have actually been loving those things. Appreciation for indeed being simply considerate and for finding these kinds of notable tips millions of individuals are really desperate to discover. Our own sincere apologies for not expressing appreciation to you earlier.

  25. I precisely needed to thank you very much again. I’m not certain what I would’ve gone through in the absence of the type of basics revealed by you relating to that situation. It truly was the frightful condition in my opinion, however , coming across the very expert way you processed the issue made me to leap over contentment. Now i’m happy for the information and as well , have high hopes you comprehend what a great job you happen to be accomplishing training most people with the aid of your web blog. Probably you haven’t got to know all of us.

  26. I needed to send you this very little note to thank you very much the moment again over the great knowledge you have contributed on this website. This is certainly strangely open-handed with you in giving without restraint what exactly a few people could have advertised as an ebook to earn some profit for their own end, especially now that you could possibly have done it if you ever considered necessary. Those tactics also worked like a great way to comprehend other people online have the same desire just as my personal own to find out way more on the topic of this condition. I am sure there are thousands of more enjoyable situations up front for individuals that looked over your site.

  27. I wanted to write down a simple remark to be able to thank you for these superb suggestions you are writing on this site. My prolonged internet lookup has at the end been recognized with beneficial facts and techniques to go over with my friends and family. I ‘d claim that many of us visitors are quite blessed to be in a notable community with very many outstanding professionals with useful strategies. I feel truly privileged to have discovered your entire web pages and look forward to really more awesome times reading here. Thanks once more for all the details.

  28. I simply needed to thank you very much yet again. I do not know the things that I would’ve taken care of in the absence of these solutions documented by you about my question. It truly was a very terrifying setting for me personally, however , looking at a new professional style you handled the issue took me to leap for happiness. I’m just happier for your help and even hope that you comprehend what an amazing job you have been undertaking instructing the others by way of your web site. More than likely you’ve never got to know any of us.

  29. Thanks for each of your efforts on this web site. Betty really loves getting into internet research and it’s obvious why. My partner and i hear all relating to the compelling ways you produce useful tricks by means of this blog and increase contribution from people on that subject matter so our own princess is certainly learning a lot of things. Take advantage of the rest of the year. You are always conducting a really good job.

  30. My husband and i got very joyous when Edward managed to deal with his research via the precious recommendations he had through the web site. It’s not at all simplistic to simply be freely giving helpful tips which usually the others could have been trying to sell. And we figure out we have the writer to be grateful to for this. These illustrations you made, the simple web site navigation, the friendships your site help to instill – it is most awesome, and it’s aiding our son and us consider that that content is cool, which is certainly seriously essential. Many thanks for the whole lot!

  31. I in addition to my pals were examining the good tricks found on the website and so before long developed an awful feeling I never thanked the web site owner for those strategies. All the young men were definitely so excited to study all of them and have seriously been using those things. Thanks for getting indeed thoughtful and also for making a choice on this sort of tremendous issues most people are really desperate to understand about. My personal sincere regret for not expressing gratitude to you earlier.

  32. Thank you so much for giving everyone such a splendid chance to discover important secrets from this site. It really is so excellent and jam-packed with fun for me personally and my office co-workers to search your blog not less than three times in a week to learn the newest secrets you will have. And indeed, we are actually pleased concerning the gorgeous suggestions you serve. Certain 4 facts in this post are undoubtedly the best we’ve ever had.

  33. Thank you so much for giving everyone an extremely terrific opportunity to read from this blog. It really is so cool plus packed with a good time for me and my office fellow workers to search your site at minimum three times per week to find out the fresh guides you have. And indeed, I’m just at all times motivated with your fabulous methods you give. Selected 2 ideas in this post are definitely the simplest we have all had.

  34. My spouse and i ended up being quite fulfilled Edward could round up his basic research with the ideas he was given from your blog. It’s not at all simplistic to simply choose to be giving out guides men and women may have been trying to sell. And now we consider we need you to be grateful to for that. These illustrations you’ve made, the simple site navigation, the relationships you will assist to create – it is many spectacular, and it’s really leading our son and us know that that theme is excellent, and that is highly serious. Thanks for all!

  35. I want to show appreciation to you for bailing me out of such a condition. After browsing through the search engines and seeing tricks which were not pleasant, I believed my entire life was over. Living without the solutions to the difficulties you’ve sorted out all through your posting is a crucial case, and the kind that could have negatively affected my entire career if I hadn’t encountered your blog. Your talents and kindness in taking care of all things was very useful. I don’t know what I would’ve done if I hadn’t come upon such a thing like this. I can now relish my future. Thank you so much for your expert and effective help. I won’t be reluctant to recommend your web site to anybody who would need support about this matter.

  36. I just wanted to develop a simple message to be able to thank you for these stunning tactics you are sharing at this site. My long internet search has now been paid with beneficial facts and strategies to share with my pals. I ‘d express that many of us site visitors are very blessed to be in a wonderful website with many awesome professionals with great methods. I feel rather fortunate to have discovered your entire weblog and look forward to really more fun minutes reading here. Thanks once again for a lot of things.

  37. Thanks for your entire labor on this blog. My aunt loves working on investigation and it is simple to grasp why. Almost all notice all about the compelling way you produce rewarding items by means of the web blog and therefore attract response from other ones about this article so my simple princess is without a doubt studying a lot. Have fun with the rest of the year. You’re the one conducting a really great job.

  38. I precisely had to say thanks once again. I am not sure what I might have used without the actual ways shown by you relating to that subject. It absolutely was a very frightful problem in my view, however , noticing the skilled strategy you handled it took me to weep over happiness. Now i am grateful for your assistance as well as hope that you realize what an amazing job you’re carrying out instructing people by way of a site. Probably you’ve never encountered all of us.

  39. Thanks for every one of your hard work on this web site. Betty takes pleasure in doing investigation and it’s easy to see why. I notice all about the lively manner you give helpful tips and tricks through this website and in addition encourage response from some other people on this area while my daughter has always been discovering a whole lot. Enjoy the remaining portion of the new year. You are always performing a pretty cool job.

Leave a comment

Jouw e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd.