The prayer of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry who teaches us the art of baby steps

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Elia Tabuenca García
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We all know Antoine de Saint-Exupéry as the author of one of the most read and translated books in the world: The Little Prince.

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We all know each other Antoine de Saint-Exupéry as the author of one of the most read and translated books in the world: The Little Prince. He was a famous aviator and as a writer he dealt with stories about the world of the first air flights, as well as his most famous work, dedicated to both children and adults.





You may not know that Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is also the author of one prayer-poetry that teaches us the art of baby steps.

His main request concerns a greater awareness of the time available to better manage their days. To live better, the author knows that it is necessary to have priorities and leave out what is secondary. Thus the conduct of the day will bear good fruit.

From his words emerges the importance of recognize the present moment as the only one we really have available to fully live our days one moment after another, since no one can be sure of their future or can know it in advance.

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The author also reminds us of a further fundamental point: the difficulties of life and the dark moments are an opportunity for growth not to underestimate. The request is to be able to receive not so much what he wants but what he really needs.

Read also: 10 LIFE LESSONS FROM THE LITTLE PRINCE

This reflection reminds us that sometimes what we want is not really the best for us and for our life. What we really need, whether it's positive or negative, can lead us to maturity.

Read also: THE LITTLE PRINCE: 10 PHRASES THAT HELP US GROW, TO ALWAYS KEEP PRESENT IN LIFE

Here the prayer of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry that teaches us the art of baby steps.

I don't ask you for miracles or visions



but only the strength needed for this day!

Make me careful and inventive to choose

at the right time

knowledge and experience

that touch me particularly.

Make my choices more aware

in the use of my time.

Give me to understand what is essential

and what is only secondary.

I ask you for strength, self-control and measure:

that you simply won't leave me

bring from life

but organize wisely

the unfolding of the day.

Help me cope,

the best possible,

immediately

and to recognize the present hour


as the most important.

Give me to acknowledge


with clarity

than the difficulties and failures

that accompany life

they are an opportunity for growth and maturation.

Make me a man capable of reaching

those who have lost hope.

And give me not what I want

but only what I really need.

Lord, teach me the art of baby steps.

(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

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