A few days ago I made a post about something i found on the internet, and it had credited the wrong author. I am reposting it here and deleting the old post, to give due credit to this wonderful piece of writing!!
SYMPTOMS OF INNER PEACE™
© 1984 Saskia Davis
A tendency to think and act spontaneously
rather than on fears based on past experiences
An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment
A loss of interest in judging other people
A loss of interest in judging self
A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others
A loss of interest in conﬂict
A loss of ability to worry
Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation
Contented feelings of connectedness with others and nature
Frequent attacks of smiling
An increasing tendency to let things happen
rather than to make them happen.
An increased susceptibility to love extended by others
as well as the uncontrollable urge to extend it
WARNING: Be on the lookout for symptoms of inner peace. The hearts of a great many already have been exposed;
and it is possible that people, everywhere, could come down with it in epidemic proportions. This could pose a serious threat to what has, up to now, been a fairly stable condition of conflict in the world.
If you have some or all of the above symptoms, please be advised that your condition of inner peace may be too far advanced
to be curable. If you are exposed to anyone exhibiting any of these symptoms, remain exposed only at your own risk.
Website with beautiful poster available: http://symptomsofinnerpeace.net/Authors_Website/Wall_Poster.html
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