The Desiderata of Happiness

The Desiderata of Happiness

Readers will find in his poems much that is relevant in today’s harsh and insecure world, because in it is beauty and goodness that we will find reality and truth. the Desiderata poem that has already brought inspiration to millions, but ...

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd

ISBN: 9780285643741

Category: Poetry

Page: 300

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Desiderata, that world-famous poem that begins, ‘Go placidly amid the noise an haste’ must be one of the best-loved poems in the English language. This beautiful little book brings together more about the evils and scandals he saw around him, and in his quest for contentment he turned to nature and the eternal passage of the seasons. Readers will find in his poems much that is relevant in today’s harsh and insecure world, because in it is beauty and goodness that we will find reality and truth. the Desiderata poem that has already brought inspiration to millions, but this volume also contains many other poems from the same author that will be appeal in our present troubled times.
Categories: Poetry

Desiderata for Baby Lovers

Desiderata for Baby Lovers

Nothing could more perfectly illustrate the Desiderata’s mood and meaning better than this gallery of innocent, adorable tots.

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 1402749090

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 72

View: 994

Nothing could more perfectly illustrate the Desiderata’s mood and meaning better than this gallery of innocent, adorable tots. A peacefully sleeping infant helps us remember "what peace there may be in silence” and a tiny hand gripping the edge of a crib shows exactly what it means to "nurture strength of spirit.” It’s an inspired and unusual pairing of words and images that would be the ideal gift for a mom-to-be at her baby shower, expectant grandparents, and every parent.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Desiderata for Cat Lovers

Desiderata for Cat Lovers

What could be more placid amid noise and haste than a cat staring quietly out into a dramatic skyscape, her soft fur reflecting the light?

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 1402742177

Category: Pets

Page: 72

View: 754

What could be more placid amid noise and haste than a cat staring quietly out into a dramatic skyscape, her soft fur reflecting the light? Or more peaceful than sleeping kittens cuddled up together in a pile? Does anything illustrate the idea of "being on good terms with all persons” more than a sweet, small feline sitting atop a large, calm dog? From photos of a meowing kitty ("speak your truth quietly and clearly”) to another happily licking her paw ("beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself”), this Desiderata will charm every cat lover and provide spiritual sustenance, too.
Categories: Pets

Desiderata

Desiderata

Presents the text of the well-known inspirational poem that advises one to "go placidly amid the noise and haste" because "you are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars."

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740740016

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 64

View: 927

Presents the text of the well-known inspirational poem that advises one to "go placidly amid the noise and haste" because "you are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars."
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Desiderata for Dog Lovers

Desiderata for Dog Lovers

Man’s best friend has always been a source of comfort and calm for owners--and that makes the combination of dogs and Desiderata such a superb match.

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 1402742185

Category: Pets

Page: 72

View: 478

Man’s best friend has always been a source of comfort and calm for owners--and that makes the combination of dogs and Desiderata such a superb match. Each phrase in the poem receives just the right accompanying image: a black Lab resting quietly on the beach illustrates "and remember what peace there may be in silence.” A cute mutt with its face cocked to the side--as if concentrating on a conversation--demonstrates what it means to "listen to others.” A pair consisting of one large and one small doggie reveals the truth that: "For always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.” Every dog lover will be charmed.
Categories: Pets

Desiderata for Horse Lovers

Desiderata for Horse Lovers

Each line of the poem Desiderata is accompanied by a color photograph of a horse or horses on opposite page.

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 1402749082

Category: Nature

Page: 72

View: 609

Each line of the poem Desiderata is accompanied by a color photograph of a horse or horses on opposite page.
Categories: Nature

The Desiderata of Hope

The Desiderata of Hope

Illustrated with delicate line drawings, a collection of poems--the fifth in a successful series--on the theme of hope is designed to inspire courage and fortitude in the most trying of times. 20,000 first printing.

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0517708876

Category: Self-Help

Page: 79

View: 434

A collection of verse on the importance of hope reflects on kindness, the changing seasons, introspection, dreaming, and friendship.
Categories: Self-Help

Lessons from Desiderata

Lessons from Desiderata

Though “Desiderata” serves as a springboard, this guide draws from Dr. Slavit's forty-year career in human services and provides proven principles for happiness as well as ways to recognize and refute typical irrational beliefs.

Author: Michael Slavit, Ph.d.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1502882639

Category: Self-Help

Page: 132

View: 771

For nearly a century, Max Ehrmann's famous poem “Desiderata” has inspired people. But what do youdo with stirring words? How do you act on the insights they provide? How can they change your life in an enduring way? Rather than presenting an interpretation of the poem, psychologist Michael R. Slavit, PhD, shares his practical and psychological perspectives on how to live its truths. Organizing the poem into nineteen offerings, he suggests concrete ways you can practice Ehrmann's wisdom in your everyday life. From being on good terms with all people, to speaking your truth quietly and clearly, to keeping peace in your soul, the lessons covered in this poem are all encompassing. Though “Desiderata” serves as a springboard, this guide draws from Dr. Slavit's forty-year career in human services and provides proven principles for happiness as well as ways to recognize and refute typical irrational beliefs. Grounded in psychology, philosophy, and science, Lessons from Desiderata helps you achieve the peace and joy the poem encourages as you learn to “be gentle with yourself” and “be cheerful”—no matter what life throws your way.
Categories: Self-Help

When You re Up to Your Ass in Alligators

When You re Up to Your Ass in Alligators

(For a recent reprinting of the poem, see Max Ehrmann, The Desiderata of
Happiness [Boulder, Colorado: Blue Mountain Arts, 1975), pp. 10–11.) The folk
have composed a parody of “Desiderata,” which makes The Writing on the Walls
93 A ...

Author: Alan Dundes

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814318673

Category: Humor

Page: 271

View: 353

Collects and analyzes office copier folklore and discusses how they reflect major concerns in American values and worldview
Categories: Humor

Empiricism and the Foundations of Psychology

Empiricism and the Foundations of Psychology

But not all good feelings are happiness-based. Happiness-based good feelings
are those that embody a judgment on one's part to the effect that one's life
conforms to the desiderata to which, in judgment, it should conform. To be sure, if
one is ...

Author: John-Michael Kuczynski

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027213532

Category: Psychology

Page: 477

View: 627

Intended for philosophically minded psychologists and psychologically minded philosophers, this book identifies the ways that psychology has hobbled itself by adhering too strictly to empiricism, this being the doctrine that all knowledge is observation-based. In the first part of this two-part work, we show that empiricism is false. In the second part, we identify the psychology-relevant consequences of this fact. Five of these are of special importance: (i) Whereas some psychopathologies (e.g. obsessive-compulsive disorder) corrupt the activity mediated by one's psychological architecture, others (e.g. sociopathy) corrupt that architecture itself. (ii) The basic tenets of psychoanalysis are coherent. (iii) All propositional attitudes are beliefs. (iv) Selves are minds that self-evaluate. And: (v) It is by giving our thoughts a perceptible form that we enable ourselves to evaluate them, and it is by expressing ourselves in language and art that we give our thoughts a perceptible form. (Series A)
Categories: Psychology

Understanding Clergy Misconduct in Religious Systems

Understanding Clergy Misconduct in Religious Systems

is , which is variously translated as beautiful, bountiful, enjoyment, feast, fertile,
more, pleasant, pleasure, precious, profitable, prosper, rich, etc., ... The
Desiderata of Happiness, by Max Ehrmann (Boulder, CO: Blue Mountain Arts,
1976). 8.

Author: Candace R. Benyei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317790426

Category: Religion

Page: 222

View: 846

In Understanding Clergy Misconduct in Religious Systems, you’ll take an incisive look at why sexual misconduct occurs in religious systems and how to implement proactive strategies for holistic change. Applicable to both Jewish and Christian communities, this illuminating exploration takes a look at the psychology behind scapegoating, why it is perpetuated, and how you can quell the damaging tradition of silence. Understanding Clergy Misconduct in Religious Systems helps you see leaders of religious institutions in a way that the world has been afraid to see them--in a glass clearly. Enriched with metaphoric myths and fairy tales instead of technical jargon, its unique systemic perspective reveals the psychodynamics behind the obsession with family secrets and lets you understand this dysfunction from the perspectives of victim, abuser, and counselor. These specific areas will both inform and aid you in dealing with this difficult subject: the religious institution as a family system the religious system as an illusion of the perfect family the concept of God-transference and the overidealization of clergy clergy personal relationships and clergy congregational relationships vulnerability and the psychology of the victim strategies for healing dysfunctional religious systems Understanding Clergy Misconduct in Religious Systems comes at just the right time--in an era when little has been written on the subject, especially from a systemic perspective, this work comes at a time when the phenomena of clergy sexual misconduct has rocked the very foundation of religious systems worldwide. Whether you’re a lay congregational leader, judicatory administrator, pastoral counselor, psychologist, or seminarian, you’ll find that the coping strategies and intervention techniques it outlines will guide you in pinpointing the sickness at its source and restoring felicity and order to your religious leaders and their communities.
Categories: Religion

From Depression to Happiness

From Depression to Happiness

I like this verb and the particular use of it in this last sentence of the Desiderata
because I believe that striving for something sums up Aristotle's advice of
happiness being activity in accordance to virtue/excellence. This takes effort and
work.

Author: Erick Messias

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527538665

Category: Medical

Page: 179

View: 306

Psychiatry has developed a number of tools to help manage symptoms of mental disorders, broadly categorized as psychotherapy, or “talk therapy”, and psychopharmacology, or “medications”. One question left open in this regard, though, is what to do after those symptoms are controlled? How can those with depression be helped to build a better life after the remission of symptoms? Weaving together Positive Psychology and Aristotelian philosophy, this book details an approach to creating a path towards a flourishing life. Building on the two translations of the Greek term “Arete”, virtue and excellence, it links Aristotle’s ideas to those of Martin Seligman, the founder of Positive Psychology, and Howard Gardner, a proponent of the Multiple Intelligences Theory.
Categories: Medical

Happiness Reinvented

Happiness Reinvented

An example of a philosophy that I have seen many individuals adopt is that of the
Desiderata, A Poem of a Way of Life by Max Ehrmann. For copyright reasons, I
cannot publish it in this book, but just like the Desiderata, I strongly recommend ...

Author: Dr. Suresh Devnani

Publisher: Dr. Suresh Devnani

ISBN: 9789810781439

Category: Self-Help

Page: 106

View: 620

Happiness Reinvented lists all the critical steps needed to help you create a Happier and more Rewarding life. "A happier world is possible. Our actions can help make the difference." Improving your life or 'Happiness Reinvented', as this book suggests, is not all about getting rich nor is it about being the healthiest man alive. I know that as I say this, some of you are already shaking your heads in disapproval, insolently insisting: "Yes it is!". And I honestly do agree to some extent that I would rather cry and pity myself in my Mercedes, than in the back seat of a public city bus. But the key to 'Happiness' is not about the number of digits on the end of your bank statement, or the number of cars you have, or the proximity of your house from the 'oh so important city center'. At the end of the day, it is all really about being in the winning mindset.
Categories: Self-Help

Social Statics Or The Conditions Essential to Human Happiness Specified the First of Them Developed

Social Statics  Or  The Conditions Essential to Human Happiness Specified    the First of Them Developed

... and to the additional criticism that some of the things strained after are
impossible of legislative achievement , but it must further be observed , that even
the desiderata which acts of parliament will reach , can be so reached only
through very ...

Author: Herbert Spencer

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293100933021

Category: Social sciences

Page: 523

View: 454

Categories: Social sciences

Social Statics Or The Conditions Essentials to Human Happiness Specified and the First of Them Developed with a Notice of the Author and a Steel Portrait

Social Statics  Or  The Conditions Essentials to Human Happiness Specified  and the First of Them Developed with a Notice of the Author and a Steel Portrait

... and to the additional criticism that some of the things strained after are
impossible of legislative achievement , but it must further be observed , that even
the desiderata which acts of parliament will reach , can be so reached only
through very ...

Author: Herbert Spencer

Publisher:

ISBN: IBSC:SC400026216

Category:

Page: 523

View: 161

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The Economy of Happiness

The Economy of Happiness

We shall frequently use the word wealth as if it was equivalent to desiderata ,
because it is more familiar and will result in no misunderstanding . Character ,
intellect , capacity for pleasure , education , etc . , constitute internal desiderata .

Author: James MacKaye

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026443765

Category: Happiness

Page: 533

View: 885

Categories: Happiness

The Desiderata of Faith

The Desiderata of Faith

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: IND:30000050904105

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 413

A new collection of twenty-four poems by the author of Desiderata and The Desiderata of Happiness reflects on the important of role of religious faith in human life. 20,000 first printing.
Categories: Poetry

The Language of Happiness

The Language of Happiness

I The Language of Friendship The Language of Love The Desiderata of
Happiness by Max Ehrmann Whatever Is , Is Best by Ella Wheeler Wilcox Poor
Richard ' s Quotations by Benjamin Franklin I Care About Your Happiness by
Kahlil Gibran ...

Author: Susan Polis Schutz

Publisher: Blue Mountain Press

ISBN: 0883960265

Category: Happiness

Page: 63

View: 185

For this inspiring anthology, Susan Polis Schutz chose timeless words of wisdom by an impressive array of authors, poets, and philosophers to capture the essence of what it truly means to be happy.
Categories: Happiness

Sovereign Virtue

Sovereign Virtue

To meet this challenge Aristotle's next move in his review of reputable views is to
distinguish the three major " desiderata " concerning happiness : 12 some think it
is virtue or some sort of intelligence ; some think it also requires some pleasure ...

Author: Stephen Augustus White

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2926228

Category:

Page: 660

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