Desiderata

Max Ehrmann

Desiderata

Go placidly amid 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 and 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.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.

Our Opportunity IS NOW

Nothing Physical has changed.

We are being told that the economy of the whole planet is now a disaster. If you consider the situation objectively, sensibly and realistically the huge wealth, the unbelievable beauty and potential possessed by our planet AND our ability to function as human beings are UNCHANGED.  We are being convinced that the world is about to come to an end (ARMAGEDDON!) That the world is facing a huge food shortage, that all the third world countries are now going to starve and that all the refugee camps are now at risk. All “precipitated” by Covid-19 ( C-19. ) The expression same old, same old comes to mind because the only thing that has changed on the planet is that C-19 has struck the planet with unprecedented SPEED. The speed with which it has spread has caused widespread panic and has resulted in Governments having to take action as never taken before. C-19 has forced Governments to do what they are supposed to do all the time. Take responsibility for their countries! The problem with politicians is dealt with in my Page on Politics as a Problem.  The USA clearly demonstrates where this has NOT happened. I have many references for the USA and TheDon with Pity America being the most recent summary of the situation.

This panic to make sure that countries can manage the situation has resulted in Governments having to force people to practice strict hygiene and forego ALL social gatherings. It had to be ALL social gatherings because we are not capable of controlling our mob instincts. This has resulted in us having to stop and take stock of who we are?

The world has merely PAUSED.

At this time we are sensitive, fragile, concerned and generally worried about ourselves, our families, the elderly, those that cannot care for themselves and, above all, those that are too uneducated, inconsiderate or pig-headed to even take care of themselves. C-19 has suddenly made us consider our own insignificance, illogical attitudes and questionable beliefs.

The planet, nature and the eco-system have not changed at all. Everything physical is exactly as it was before the arrival of the Covid-19. The only thing that has been shattered is our humanity. We have suddenly been forced to realise that we are not invincible. We, as a human race, can be brought to our knees by one small little virus. We, as the big intelligent, physically strong, dominating life form on this planet can be brought to our knees by this one small virus. Covid-19 does not care who or what you are OR  how much money you have OR whether you are white, yellow or black OR whether you are gay, transgender or homophobic OR mentally challenged or a genius OR Muslim, Catholic, Jewish or an atheist OR young or old you CAN BE AFFECTED by Covid-19  and die from the effects of the virus. Covid-19 CAN HAVE a profound effect on your LIFE. The effect that it does have on your life is of your own choosing.

You will choose how you continue to live after C-19. You and you alone can use this as an opportunity for good or for bad. You can take this as an opportunity to make the world a better place. Apply TheCode to your life and if you have a calling that you believe in, embrace your religion, but remember the trap – THE SECOND YOU ARE TOLD THAT YOUR RELIGION IS THE ONLY RELIGION – start to apply TheCode to those beliefs. Put them to the test and take the utmost care that you are not being manipulated by yet another cultist.

Same old, same old.

Unfortunately, many of the prominent leaders in this country will not take Covid-19 as the strongest WARNING that we have had to date. Covid-19 IS a wake-up call and if it is ignored we world will return to the same degenerate state that we were in before Covid-19.

Covid-19 has exposed and emphasised the most undesirable characteristics of our developed and so-called advanced nations.

Take the time to apply Respect before Responsibility before Rights and get everyone you can to do so.

Remember that the highest manageable level of Responsibility is the planet

and we now have the opportunity to take a serious look at how we treat the planet.

Please, Jude

Hello world!

This is the Home of TheCode .

There is no more critical issue at this time than the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). So before every other consideration, take care of yourself in every way that is being recommended by the authorities. The greatest service we can give to mankind is to make sure that WE DO NOT SPREAD THE VIRUS TO ANYONE ELSE. We do not have to be sick to spread the Covid-19 virus to many, many other people!!!

As normality settles then it will be even more critical how every single person on this planet establishes the best environment to ensure that this cannot happen again. It will be a time for us to understand, promote and apply TheCode.

We should be able to reduce the damage being caused by the TWO MOST SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS FACING SURVIVAL ON THIS PLANET :

One ———– Human Greed and Selfishness

and

Two ———– Climate Change.

Plus of course :

Three ———- The USA is in Danger with TheDon in Command.

We, at RRR, sincerely believe that, by applying TheCode to our lives, our attitudes and our decisions it will be possible to make a difference.

Understanding TheCode and applying it to our daily lives will not change our political beliefs, our religious beliefs or our sexual beliefs. It should only put them into perspective so that we can understand them better. TheCode will change our attitude to our fellow human beings and encourage us to take greater responsibility for our own lives. With more knowledge we should be able to take responsibility for more than our own lives but in due course, the planet as well.

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Jude  10/1/2020