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I found this poem and I'd thought I just wanna share it to you as the new year comes...I think you may agree with me here that we all need to have a self-reflections..


Look within!... The secret is inside you. Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.

Many perceptions is that people desperately need depth conveyed in a Simplistic manner that they can grasp and use in their daily living.” The context is a conversation between us about the journey each person faces in moving out of individual shadows.

We are being asked to understand that the people we know and meet in our life, are our mirrors. They reflect back to us the parts of ourselves that we would not normally see. They show us the parts of ourselves that we have ignored, and are in need of our attention. The way we treat others in regard to what we see in them, is a reflection of how we are treating that part of ourselves. As we treat them with disrespect, we are indeed treating ourselves with disrespect. As we dishonor them for what they are reflecting for us, we are indeed dishonoring the part of ourselves being reflected. As we bring love & respect to these parts within us, we will feel love & respect for those outside of us. The people in our lives play a very important role for us. They help us to see & understand all the aspects of ourselves. They deserve our love, respect & honor for their role in our lives.

Life is a series of choices. How we choose to respond to life, determines our path. We have the choice to react in fear, or to react in love. In a state of fear, we see our choices as limited. In a state of love, we know our choices are unlimited.

Retire into yourself as much as possible. Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Welcome those whom you are capable of improving. The process is a mutual one. People learn as they teach.

When you meet anyone,
Remember it is a reflection of Self.
As you see them, you will see yourself.
As you treat them, you will treat yourself.
As you think of them, you will think of yourself.
Never forget this, for in them you will find yourself or
Lose yourself.
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Dec 30 2008 22:11 GMT martini957
Dec 30 2008 22:12 GMT bennystr
So true, wise words!
Dec 30 2008 22:13 GMT jamby PRO
Thank you Nancy! :-)

H ours of happy times with friends and family
A bundant time for relaxation
P rosperity
P lenty of love when you need it the most
Y outhful excitement at lifes simple pleasures

N ights of restful slumber (you know - dont' worry be happy)
E verything you need
W ishing you love and light

Y ears and years of good health
E njoyment and mirth
A angels to watch over you
R embrances of a happy years!
Dec 30 2008 22:14 GMT bazer PRO
Great shot Best At Full size ;-];-] Have a great new YearJamby ;-]]]]]]]
Dec 30 2008 22:17 GMT jamby PRO
Thank you Bazz!!! I wish you the same my friend :-)
Dec 30 2008 22:27 GMT lewcio8
great photo, and wow. no words... I can only say Wow to that poem!
Dec 30 2008 22:28 GMT jamby PRO
Thank you Lewcio! :-) Love that poem too :-)
Dec 30 2008 22:41 GMT damansara71
Wishing You All the Best in 2009!
Dec 30 2008 23:46 GMT bojtorjan
Thank you for this... it's wonderful.

Wishing you a Blessed Happy New Year!
Dec 30 2008 23:46 GMT SaoPaulo
s p e c t a c u l a r
r e f l e c t i o n
tks for poem!
Dec 30 2008 23:53 GMT megmet PRO
Wonderful image!

Have a very Happy New Year....
Dec 31 2008 01:07 GMT Cooler PRO
Beautiful work and image, and a Happy New Year my friend ;-)))
Dec 31 2008 01:13 GMT Foto1
great poem.........!!
Dec 31 2008 03:00 GMT clintonfolks
thanks jamby for a great poem!! great picture..
Dec 31 2008 03:27 GMT LizSA
a lovely poem... very deep thoughts Jamby...
Dec 31 2008 04:03 GMT PhotoPro PRO
Jamby this is beautiful!!
Dec 31 2008 11:54 GMT PictureMaking
Beautiful words with beautiful photo. Thanks and a Happy New Year to you and yours. :)
Dec 31 2008 12:02 GMT Skykatt
What more to say ?....all of the above !! :-D
Dec 31 2008 12:17 GMT jamby PRO
all of the above...you mean the words in the poem? :-)))
Dec 31 2008 12:54 GMT losp
Excellent shot and very inspirational poem.
Happy, Prosperous New Year to Jamby & family.
Dec 31 2008 13:15 GMT mcdonegal1 PRO
Wonderful capture! Wise words! Happy 2009 wishes go to you Malen!
Dec 31 2008 13:40 GMT senna3
Beautiful words, so appropriate at this time of the year!
I wish you and yours a Prosperous New Year!
Dec 31 2008 18:16 GMT fotoloekb PRO
Dec 31 2008 18:27 GMT peterw
Great poem! Have a very Happy New Year in 2009 Jamby!!!
Dec 31 2008 18:44 GMT Tavascarow
Best wishes & a happy new year.
Dec 31 2008 19:24 GMT aquascience
Happy New Year my friend. xx
Dec 31 2008 22:49 GMT jomoud PRO
May 2009 bring you all that you and your family wish and hope for.
Dec 31 2008 23:14 GMT dbch
Jan 01 2009 00:49 GMT saurier
Jan 01 2009 01:35 GMT dougrun PRO
Jamby, excellent photo and poem! Happy 2009!!
Jan 01 2009 05:33 GMT Wildspirit PRO
Jamby, excellent as always--you have a way with the camera and pen! Happy New Years!!
Jan 01 2009 11:31 GMT marijke06
you were inside that christmas ball?...:))
happy 2009! :)
Jan 01 2009 12:24 GMT sini
Great reflection! Happy NewYear!:)
Jan 01 2009 15:35 GMT u40
* * *
* NOWEGO * * *
* * * 2009 ROKU *
* * . * . * . **
* * . *. * * . . * ** * . *
......./****........../ ****.

Niech Nowy Rok pozbawiony będzie przykrości,
a składa się z sukcesów i samych radości.
Jan 01 2009 16:06 GMT Koren
lovely words, Happy New Year to you ;o)
Jan 01 2009 22:12 GMT jack2
Excellent shot.!