Monday, 7 July 2008

The mirror

Last week I couldn't let go of something and was trying to figure out why? The following gave me the answer. I saw something what I didn't like about myself.

"Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself." From the 10 lessons of life.

The Mirror

The World Is Your Mirror

The good you find in others, is in you too.

The faults you find in others, are your faults as well.

After all, to recognize something you must know it.

The possibilities you see in others, are possible for you as well.

The beauty you see around you, is your beauty.

The world around you is a reflection, a mirror showing you the person you are.

To change your world, you must change yourself.

To blame and complain will only make matters worse.

Whatever you care about, is your responsibility.

What you see in others, shows you yourself.

See the best in others, and you will be your best.

Give to others, and you give to yourself.

Appreciate beauty, and you will be beautiful.

Admire creativity, and you will be creative.

Love, and you will be loved.

Seek to understand, and you will be understood.

Listen, and your voice will be heard.

Teach, and you will learn.

-- Unknown Author


  1. So.........that makes me damn near perfect!

    Sweet as!

  2. "The beauty you see around you, is your beauty."

    this was perfect..

  3. Dear Marja
    Love this post and a good reminder to myself! I need this all the time...maybe I'll print it out and paste it on my mirror!

  4. Thanks. Has really got me thinking.

  5. Yes,Marja that are true and wise words.Great list!Have a nice day!

  6. het grootste probleem bij mensen is vaak dat ze zichzelf een spiegel voorhouden en zichzelf voordoen anders te zijn dan ze in werkelijkheid zijn.

  7. Thought provoking words - I'll need to reflect on them!

  8. Kia ora Marja,
    I was feeling the same way! Cheers for this, you have made my day once again - home with the flu so I am trying to smile. Kia ora Marja.

  9. LMAO at Whitesnake. This is wonderful and very true. Thanks for sharing x

  10. Beautiful and so true! You are a professional poet.


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