Welcome to Go Silently a photography blog inspired by
The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho
Go Placidly by Max Ehrmann (1872-1945).
This blog is about the seeking and finding quiet space in a chaotic world. Go Silently is a blog about finding moments of space in everyday places and everyday activities.
I will post here a recently taken image linked with a sentence or two from ‘Go Silently’.
All the images are my own and all rights are reserved. Sharing is welcome as are comments, opinions good or critical.
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.
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.
Go Placidly by .Max Ehrmann (1872-1945)
(NB. ‘Placid’ has a slightly different meaning in 2016 so often the word is changed to ‘Silently’.