Born: September 26, 1872,
Died: September 9, 1945
Desiderata and Old St. Paul’s “Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.” So begins the popular poem known as Desiderata, which has comforted and inspired millions of people throughout the world. Known for its words of reassurance, Desiderata has been reprinted in national magazines such as Reader’s Digest, been recited at countless weddings and funerals, and was recorded as a hit pop song in 1972. Over the years, the source of this well-loved poem has been shrouded in mystery. Legend has it that the Desiderata was inscribed on a wall at Old St. Paul’s Church in the late 17th century. In reality, it was written in 1927 by Max Ehrmann, an Indiana attorney, poet, and author. Old St. Paul’s is in no way accountable for the poem. So how did Desiderata become associated with Old St. Paul’s? To find the answer we must trace back to the season of Lent in Baltimore in the mid 1950’s. The Reverend Frederick W. Kates, rector of Old St. Paul’s from 1956 to 1961, plays a key role in this story. During Lent it was Father Kates’ custom to distribute inspirational poems and quotations to his parishioners. One particular Sunday he placed Desiderata in the pews on parish letterhead, which contained the church’s founding date of 1692. One can only surmise a visitor then copied the poem, along with the misleading credit line, and distribution began in earnest. Even today it is rare to find a copy of Desiderata that fails to include the line “Found in Old St.Paul’s Church, Baltimore, Dated 1692.” The parish has received inquiries on this piece of poetry from every state in the Union and from countries throughout the world. Desiderata’s popularity endures and so does its mistaken association with Old St. Paul’s.
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Visualize this thing you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage.
In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image.
What we continually think will manifest."
"Fix your attention on the mental image of the thing you want and begin to give thanks that you are getting it.
There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made. And which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.
A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imagined by the thought.
A person can form things in his thought, and by impressing his thought upon formless substance, can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.
Do not ask why these things are true, nor speculate as to how they can be true. Simply take them on trust."
-> RH JARRETT
“To get what you want is no more mysterious or uncertain than the radio waves all around you.
Tune in correctly and you get a perfect result, but to do this, it is, of course, necessary to know something of your equipment and have a plan of operation.
You can never realize your desires if you do not know positively and in detail what you want and when you want it."
"To make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.
We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody."