Short Inspirational Poems about Life

This is the selection of my favorite short inspirational poems and sayings. These poems and sayings have one thing in common; they aim to make you aware of the deep love and peace that lies within yourself. This love and peace can only be found when you quiet your mind and dive into deep stillness ...

Here They Are My Favorite Short Inspirational Poems

The Journey of a Thousand Miles

The journey of a thousand miles starts beneath your feet.
Rushing into action, you fail
Trying to grasp things, you lose them
Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe
Therefore, the master takes action by letting things take their course.
He remains calm.
At the end, as the beginning, he has nothing
Thus nothing to lose…
What he desires is non-desire,
What he learns is to unlearn.

Lao Tzu (Founder of Taoism )

Come away from the din.
Come away to the quiet fields,
Over which the great sky stretches,
And where, between us and the stars,
There lies but silence;
and there, in the stillness let us listen
to the voice that is speaking within us.

Jerome K. Jerome (English Writer and Humorist)

Leave home in the sunshine:
Dance through a meadow –
Or sit by a stream and just be.
The lilt of water will gather your worries
And carry them down to sea.

J. Donald Walters (Disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda)

Don’t hurry don’t worry,
You are here for a short visit.
So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.

Walter Hagen (Legendary Golf Player)

More Short Inspirational Poems:

The quiet mind is richer than a crown.
…Such sweet content, such minds, such sleep,
such bliss beggars enjoy when princes oft do miss.

Robert Greene(American Author)

My greatest wealth
Is the deep stillness
In which I strive and grow and win
What the world
Cannot take from me
With fire or sword.

Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe (German Writer)

The Crystal Gazer

I shall gather myself into my self again,
I shall take my scattered selves and make them one.
I shall fuse them into a polished crystal ball
Where I can see the moon and the flashing sun.
I Shall sit like a sibyl, hour after hour intent.
Watching the future come and the present go
And the little shifting pictures of people rushing
In tiny self-importance to and fro.

Sara Teasdale (American Poet)

“I know of no other means to reach perfection than by love. To love: how perfectly our hearts are made for this! Sometimes I look for another word to use, but, in this land of exile, no other word expresses so well the vibrations of our soul. Hence we must keep to that one word: love.”

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (French Carmelite nun)

The Power of Love…

As this beautiful last poem reads; I know of no other means to reach perfection than by love. Poetry is a universal language because it talks to the heart, and as you now know in your heart resides the strongest power of all: The power of Love …

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