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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

A Time To Reflect

“There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is Imitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.”
-Confucius

“Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous” -Confucius



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“It is usually a surprise to discover that most ugliness we see in others is but a reflection of our own nature”
-Anonymous



“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.”
-Wayne Dyer



“A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.”
-Edward Young



“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
-Mark Twain



“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some”
-Charles Dickens



“The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs”
-James Allen

52 comments:

  1. My apologies to all those who i promised i would visit their blog and to those whose comments i ahve not replied to. I have been very busy lately and hardly have any time to blog. This post is from a saved draft that i planned to post earlier but never got to until now.

    I will visit your blogs when i get a chance. Till then, this blog will be on Auto-Pilot and i will miss you. Thanks for visiting, I love having you here.

    Take care
    -ari

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  2. I am so allergic to wisdom and intelligence Aamir. I am allergic to saints swamis gurus babas bhagwaans who are selling wisdom in your country. And your countrymen buy it, paint it and sell it back to us.
    I have never heard of any Baba swami or guru going to Somalia sudan Rwanda and sell their wisdom there.

    Terrific pictures Aamir, calm relection, very soothing to my tired eyes.

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  3. Excellent pictures and texts to think about.

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  4. Ari:

    This is one of the best from you becoz it brings peace and relaxation to anyone who sees it.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

    I changed my camera to kodak easyshare and started playing with it. I pictured myself looking at the mirror and experimenting a lot.

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  5. Hey Ari..great theme

    This post was some reflection for my thought

    I am keeping very busy too...

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  6. Hi Ari
    I feel very blissful and serene...
    after reflecting on this most beautiful post!

    Just gorgeous pics...
    So full of calmness and peace!
    and the quotes are wonderful!

    Thanks so much!
    Take care...
    and have a great day!

    Margie:)

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  7. Ari
    Hope you are enjoying the beautiful
    weather there... I see you have a
    temp in the high 70's today...
    It's freezing here...
    our high today is 32....
    and we got snow yesterday!!!!
    But, the snow is gorgeous!
    C'ya later!

    Margie

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  8. awesome pictures of reflection .. i wonder if it would still reflect at 12 noon when the sun shines right above !!

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  9. No apologies needed . the sharing of your talent is thanks enough. these posts to me are a lil different than your past, different not being bad. Great shots reminds me of the serenity of the country..I guess I must admit call me selfish I would however love to see you post more.. ;o) but I can 100 percent relate to the NO time thing. Where do all the hours go? Just not enough of them!

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  10. Beautiful pics and quotes to match. thank you for sharing . I especially like these lines" “The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.” so true.

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  11. Beautiful series, Ari! :). My favourite is the series of birds.

    No need for apologies, we all get busy from time to time. Auto pilot can be our best friend :). Keep them coming...

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  12. Lovely pics, bro ! the last one is my favourite ! weren't these the Yosemite pics ? i recall seeing them before. i guess Ramadan's been keeping you busy, as it has me ! take care *hugs*

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  13. Rauf :) you are funny. Thanks for the compliments

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  14. Pria, thanks! It has been a stressful week for me and it kept me away from blogging.

    Have fun with your camera :) Good luck

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  15. Radhika, thank you. Hope you are doing ok.

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  16. Margie, thank you! Im glad you liked them. :)

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  17. Nabeel, thank you. Reflecting surfaces always reflect. The angle of light only makes a difference in the shadow and highlights. At noon, the sun is high up making the subjects bright and over exposed and the shadows are lost.

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  18. Kimberley, thank you. Your comments are really appreciated. Why do you think this post is different from the others?

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  19. Corinne, yeah. Thanks for the auto-pilot idea. I first saw it on your blog :)

    Those pelicans hang out everyday in the marsh and there is always a group of 5 or 6 swimming and fishing together.

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  20. Booey, thank you. Yes, the last four pictures are from Yosemite. Happy Eid to you.

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  21. Hi Ari,

    I have always wanted to visit Yosemite. Looks so peaceful and inviting!

    Hope all is well Ari!

    Robyn

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  22. BEAUTIFUL!

    Where have ya been mate?

    Keshi.

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  23. Eid mubaarak,Ari..
    hope you all will hava great time..

    take care

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  24. Wow! Beautiful reflections!
    Thanks :)

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  25. Amazing pics, beautiful places, great theme!!!

    Eid Mubarak!!!

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  26. Hi ari..How have you been??
    Well beautiful pics as usual..they always make me smile...keep doing the great work!!
    Saira

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  27. Great series - that shot of the pelicans all in a row is a winner.
    Way to go!
    Joel

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  28. and at last but not the least...
    be a mirror who reflect happiness..

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  29. Kinda late here, but I guess nothing else matters when I get to see a handful real awesome pics from u again!!

    Way to go, Ari!
    :)

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  30. Robyn, Hi. Yes everything is fine. Things were mad hectic but im ok now. Take care

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  31. Keshi, thanks! Been busy, i need to catch up with all the gossip on your blog. I got elbow pads this time :=D

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  32. G, thank you. Thanks for the e-Card and hope you got my email.

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  33. Suji, thanks for the wishes.

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  34. Saira, i have been okay, but really busy. How have you been? Belated Eid wishes to you.

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  35. Excellent! As I am interested in photography ... but indeed a mere novice compared to these ... love your words combined. Shall be dropping by again.
    Thank you for sharing. :o)

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  36. Hi again.... What I menat was usually when I look at your shots I see a side of "your" world that otherwise I would never see or atleast see it "that way" Your work is GRAND! This is just as grand but its more "commonplace" than your normal I am used to seeing. Great view great shots but just more common for you anyway. I am a huge admirer of your work and this is just my "opinion" as I see it... smile..great as always..

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  37. Great thoughts and lovely pics. U have paired them very appropriately, so even the simple pics seem to be saying something.

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  38. wow...yosemite? that's what one of the comments said..gorgeous!!

    blogger's giving me problems to comment, but this is mystic rose

    http://mysticrose.blogpsot.com

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  39. trinitystar, thank you :) Glad you liked this post. C'ya soon

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  40. Kimberley... got it :) Thanks for explaining

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  41. Mystic rose, i still have problems trying to access your blog. Prolly my proxy at work is blocking it. Will try again from home.

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