Quote by Edwin Markham, A Prayer
Teach me, Father, how to goSoftly as the grasses grow;Hush my soul to meet the shockOf the wild world as a rock;But my spirit, propt with power,Make as simple as a flower.Let the dry heart fill its cup,Like a poppy looking up;Let life lightly wear her crown,Like a poppy looking down,When its heart is filled with dew,And its life begins anew.
This quote reflects a desire to learn from the father figure on how to navigate the world with grace and tranquility. The speaker asks to be taught to move softly, like the gentle growth of grass. They seek guidance to remain calm and unyielding in the face of the unpredictable world, yet maintain a spirit empowered and steadfast. They wish to be as humble and pure as a flower, allowing their heart to be filled with joy and anticipation for each new day, embracing life's experiences with lightness and grace.
Don't listen to those who say, you taking too big a chance. Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don't listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says. they all smarter than you out there. They're more talented, they're taller, blonder, prettier, luckier, and they have connections. I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you'll be a person worthy of your own respects.