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Using Janus as my guide

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Now that we're just about into January of 2010, I feel it's a great time to reflect on who Janus was. "Janus was an ancient king of Italy. He was a native of Thessaly, and some writers make him the son of Apollo, others say Coelus. He built the town of Janiculum. He is depicted with two faces because he was acquainted with the past and the future. He presided over highways, gates, and locks. His temple was always open in time of war, and closed when peace reigned."
At the passing of the old year, we look back at what we've done with our lives, and then turn around to face the future. How we approach the new year is important, setting the tone for how we live, making the present count with every moment. Thinking about what Janus presided over, I see life as a highway that we must travel on, willfully, with vision and a good heart. We will face locked gates, but we will also open those gates with perseverance and faith in our ability to succeed. Remember, it's not the destination, it's the journey!
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JODAFEEN17 1/1/2010 3:05PM

    So many times, we get stuck in the past, in what didn't work for us, or how we were hurt by people or situations. Instead, we should look to the future, and make new paths to understanding who we are, and what we need to change to become more whole as individuals. The days are getting longer, we can invest more time in becoming the person we want to be, instead of wallowing in the self-imposed pity we sometimes find ourselves drenched in. It's time to take charge of our lives!

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DESERTDREAMERS 1/1/2010 2:40PM

    Great blog - we look to the past to see where we've come from, and to the future to see where we're going!

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JODAFEEN17 12/31/2009 10:13PM

    True enough, Rena! Our mindset determines how we perceive the world around us. I am trying to maintain a positive attitude even in the face of adversity and pain. This, too, shall pass!

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RENA1965 12/31/2009 9:43PM

    Life is what "WE" make it, we decide if we get success or failure- we can't parallel other people in other times. Situations are not the same or the adversities...

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