The Desiderata of Happiness

The Desiderata of Happiness

This beautiful little book brings together more of the writings of this remarkable man, revealing a love of the world and a concern for its social problems that mark him as one of the greatest spokesman of the twentieth century.

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 9780285643741

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Desiderata, that world-famous poem that begins, "Go placidly amid the noise and haste", must be one of the best-loved poems in the English language, revered by many as the ideal philosophy of life. Few people realise that it was written, not on a gravestone in an old churchyard, but in 1927, by the Indiana poet Max Ehrmann who died in 1945 and whose work, until the 1960s, was largely forgotten. This beautiful little book brings together more of the writings of this remarkable man, revealing a love of the world and a concern for its social problems that mark him as one of the greatest spokesman of the twentieth century. Ehrmann was not afraid to express his thoughts 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: his philosophical thoughts are a search for social truth and peace. Readers will find in his poems much that has relevance today. Through Ehrmann we are led to look again at our twenty-first century values and to turn for truth and reality to the essence of beauty and goodness that lies all around us, if we can but open our eyes to see
Categories: Literary Criticism

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

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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

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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

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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

The Desiderata of Faith

The Desiderata of Faith

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.

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: IND:30000050904105

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 478

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

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: 855

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

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: 394

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

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: 195

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

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

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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

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

Social Statics  Or  The Conditions Essential to Human Happiness Specified  and 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: KBNL:KBNL03000135623

Category: Social sciences

Page: 476

View: 744

Categories: Social sciences

Social statics or The conditions essential to human happiness specified and the first of them developed Stereotyped Third thousand

Social statics  or  The conditions essential to human happiness specified  and the first of them developed     Stereotyped  Third thousand

... 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: BL:A0024884447

Category:

Page: 6

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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: 978

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It Isn t Always Easy

It Isn t Always Easy

... Susan Polis Schutz Find Happiness in Everything You Do by Susan Polis
Schutz The Language of Friendship The Language of Love The Language of
Happiness The Desiderata of Happiness by Max Ehrmann I Care About Your
Happiness ...

Author: Susan Polis Schutz

Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts

ISBN: 0883961733

Category: Poetry

Page: 62

View: 929

Poets share their thoughts on love, friendship, caring, and the struggle and determination to succeed in life
Categories: Poetry

Catch Me with Your Smile

Catch Me with Your Smile

I The Language of Friendship The Language of Love The Language of
Happiness 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 ...

Author: Peter McWilliams

Publisher: Blue Mountain Press

ISBN: 0883960257

Category:

Page: 63

View: 883

Categories:

Come Into the Mountains Dear Friend

Come Into the Mountains  Dear Friend

I The Language of Friendship The Language of Love The Language of
Happiness 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 ...

Author: Susan Polis Schutz

Publisher: Blue Mountain Press

ISBN: UOM:39015056839577

Category: Poetry

Page: 63

View: 190

With this, her first book, Susan Polis Schutz established herself as Americas favorite poet. Written in a simple, joyful manner, Schutzs poetry emphasizes the beauty of everyday life, including things like love, friendship, and an appreciation of nature. Beautifully illustrated by her husband, Stephen Schutz, this book speaks directly to the heart.
Categories: Poetry

My Life Love are One

My Life   Love are One

I Step to the Music You Hear , Vol . II The Desiderata of Happiness The
Language of Friendship The Language of Love Whatever Is , Is Best Poor
Richard ' s Quotations I Care About Your Happiness 20 Mu Life & Love Are One
Quotations from ...

Author: Vincent van Gogh

Publisher: Blue Mountain Press

ISBN: 0883960168

Category: Painters

Page: 63

View: 750

"This insight into one of mankind's favorite artists traces the magic and melancholy of Vincent Van Gogh. Out of Vincent's letters to his brother Theo, as collected by Irving Stone, we have selected an exciting and sensitive series of quotations. The quotations in My Life & Love Are One revolve around three themes -love, art and turmoil. Centered around emotion and creation, Vincent's writing and philosophy is as expressive as his art. Whether it's soft and swirling, or rash and profound, the transformation of his thoughts into words colors empty pages with the brightest and darkest moments of his life." -- from Introduction.
Categories: Painters

Desiderata

Desiderata

It forgets that human nature is an unknown quantity , that happiness is relative ,
that possessions do not make for happiness , that not at any given time will the
human race wish to be happy in the same way and with the same things . Yet as
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106021029290

Category: Australian literature

Page:

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Categories: Australian literature