The Desiderata of Happiness

Line drawings. This collection of inspirational verses brings together thirty-seven of Max Ehrmann's poems that reveal his love of this world and his concern for its social problems.

The Desiderata of Happiness

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780517701843

Page: 63

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A collection of inspirational poems reveals the author's love of the world and his concern for its social problems.

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."

Desiderata

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740740015

Page: 64

View: 444

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."

Desiderata for Horse Lovers

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

Desiderata for Horse Lovers

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402749087

Page: 72

View: 132

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

Desiderata for Baby Lovers

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

Desiderata for Baby Lovers

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402749094

Page: 72

View: 587

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.

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.

Desiderata for Dog Lovers

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402742187

Page: 72

View: 357

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.

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?

Desiderata for Cat Lovers

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402742170

Page: 72

View: 546

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.

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.

The Desiderata of Hope

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780517708873

Page: 79

View: 360

A collection of verse on the importance of hope reflects on kindness, the changing seasons, introspection, dreaming, and friendship.

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 , The Writing on the Walls 93 A
Wise Old ...

When You re Up to Your Ass in Alligators

Author: Alan Dundes

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814318676

Page: 271

View: 247

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

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 ...

Empiricism and the Foundations of Psychology

Author: John-Michael Kuczynski

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027213534

Page: 477

View: 473

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)

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.

From Depression to Happiness

Author: Erick Messias

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527538664

Page: 179

View: 960

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.

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.

Lessons from Desiderata

Author: Michael Slavit, Ph.d.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781502882639

Page: 132

View: 359

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.

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 ...

Happiness Reinvented

Author: Dr. Suresh Devnani

Publisher: Dr. Suresh Devnani

ISBN: 9810781431

Page: 106

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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.

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 ...

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

Author: Herbert Spencer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 523

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The Economy of Happiness

Desiderata may be either external or internal . Anything about us which may be
put to a useful purpose is an example of an external desideratum . External
desiderata may be divided into material and non - material ; the first being
material ...

The Economy of Happiness

Author: James MacKaye

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 533

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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 ...

The Language of Happiness

Author: Susan Polis Schutz

Publisher: Blue Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780883960264

Page: 63

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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.

The Desiderata of Faith

The Desiderata of Faith

Author: Max Ehrmann

Publisher: Crown

ISBN:

Page: 64

View: 818

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.