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‘IF’ By Rudyard Kipling

09 Jun

Poem By Rudyard Kipling
Read by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

‘IF’

If you can keep your head when all about you 
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; 
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, 
But make allowance for their doubting too; 
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, 
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies, 
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating, 
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master; 
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim; 
If you can meet with triumph and disaster 
And treat those two imposters just the same; 
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken 
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, 
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, 
And stoop and build ’em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings 
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, 
And lose, and start again at your beginnings 
And never breath a word about your loss; 
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew 
To serve your turn long after they are gone, 
And so hold on when there is nothing in you 
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”;

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, 
Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch; 
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; 
If all men count with you, but none too much; 
If you can fill the unforgiving minute 
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run – 
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, 
And – which is more –

you’ll be a Man my son! 
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Dr. Wayne Dyer is a spiritual teacher, respected author, speaker and pioneer in

the modern field of self-empowerment.

Books by Dr Wayne Dyer include: 
1. Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits
2. 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace
3. The Power of Intention
4. Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao
5. The Shift: Taking Your Life from Ambition to Meaning
6. Being In Balance: 9 Principles for Creating Habits to Match Your Desires.
7. Manifest Your Destiny: The Nine Spiritual Principles for Getting Everything You Want.etc

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Be yourself and everything else will fall in place.

Be good to yourself and everyone around you

Blessings and wholeness,
Lo (Enigmaress)

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