Nature is the best Teacher

 

Nature is now and always will be…….. The best Teacher that we will ever know. All we have to do is take to the outdoors, have an open mind and observe all that is around you. Within this Society of today, we have become to lazy to explore the outdoors, our open minds have become closed and fed poison instead of the right foods to help it grow and we all think we know it all, so we then think we have to observe nothing.

There are good Teacher’s as well as bad Teacher’s, just like everything in life we have to weed through the bad, so we can see the good and truly open our minds to all that is around us. Yes there are many Teacher’s out there that help us all widen our horizons, but yet there are still more Teacher’s who care less for who they are teaching and care more of their own comfort, with a nine to five and more days off then they actually work, then there are the Teacher’s that take the term open your minds and broaden your horizons to a whole new level and a level that disrupts all that is around them. I understand the fact that we all need to learn, so we can move forward better and stronger, but when we are learning with non facts or facts that are miscued just to fit a need of a Teacher, now you then create a Generation of People that think they are right and won’t except the fact that they were given mis information, just to fit the need of a Teacher with only one thing in mind and that is, their nine to five and numerous days off.

Nature is a natural Teacher and all we have to do is, pay attention to what nature tells us through the signs around us, like the clouds and all the different shapes and colors, why does one bring snow and the other rain? Pay attention to the fact that as we walk our journey here on Earth and that Earth is also moving along it’s journey as well, pay attention to each other as we walk our paths here on this journey through life and if we actually did, we would find that yes we are very similar to each other, just that we are very unique to each other, we will also find that with these similarities there is no Racism within our hearts and that it only comes to us, as an excuse for some, so they can move forward in their lazy and uninformed lives.

I get the fact that there are some Teacher’s who were very successful in the business world and now they want to give back by sharing their knowledge, these are the Teacher’s that become very good at teaching the young to be better as they move forward, then there is the nine to five teacher, that thinks nothing but, when is my next day off, or is it Five yet? This is where we all have to be smarter and know the difference between the good and the bad, know the true facts before we open our mouths and insert foot, learn how to truly get along with each other, instead of trying to bring each other down, learn to follow your heart more instead of the trail of the money, as greed is and always will be, the root to all our evils.

When we take to the outdoors and really pay attention to what is around us, we will learn so much more than any teacher can teach us, not just the outdoors of our usual surroundings, but the outdoors deep within the woods, or on top of the highest peak, this is where Nature will truly teach us of all that is around us. Nature is and always will be the best teacher no matter who may tell you and all you need to do is, relax, go outside, open your mind and truly look deeply at all that is around you. We all walk our paths of this journey through life, we learn many things from multiple teachers, but the best teacher for us all is, Nature itself and it will never give us the wrong information.

 

” Nature is the one true teacher that will never steer you wrong or will it ever give the wrong information”

” Teachers…. there is the nine to five and there are the teachers that actually take pride in teaching so others can become better and stronger”

” There is nothing more natural than Nature, which is why the two words are as similar then each of us throughout Mankind”

 

The clear brisk mountain air

 

All wrapped snug and warm within the confounds of your sleeping bag,

You wake at the first sign of the morning sun and seeing your breath as you breathe,

Ah!!! the cool feeling of camping on the mountain in the season of fall,

At first thought you want to stay in the bag until the sun warms the mountain air,

You then realize that in order to start the day and see the beauty, you need to get up.

Start the campfire so you can boil water for the much needed cup of coffee,

You begin breaking the kindling to start the fire and hear footsteps behind you,

You gaze in all directions within the woods around you and find a small deer,

That has come to say good morning to you as they to look for the daily breakfast,

You then get back to lighting the fire quietly as not to startle the Deer, and

as you wait for the fire to have coals hot enough for coffee,

You then watch the Deer graze the floor of the woods for its daily grind,

Beautiful is all you are thinking and this makes your camping experience that much more fun,

The Wildlife around you was there first so you respect them as not to startle them,

The very reason why you take to the woods of real primitive camping,

Not just to do something different, but to get back in touch with,

Not only yourself but all that is around you within the peace and serenity,

The mornings true may be a bit brisk in the fall air,

But it is also the most beautiful time of the day, as you watch the sun,

Wake with you at the start of a new day,

The sun wakes and rises above the mountain brings streams of light,

through all the trees within the woods and lights up the area in patches,

before it actually gets high enough to light up everything with its warmth,

Now as you are within the trance of the beauty of the morning,

Your water is boiling for your coffee and you pour the first cup,

so now you to can awaken just as the sun over the mountains around you,

Being outdoors in the true beauty of Nature is what its all about as,

you sip your morning coffee and realize that there is more to life,

then your everyday nine to five job to make ends meet,

You also suddenly realize that even as you wake to get ready to go to your job,

The sun also wakes for the new day just that you aren’t focused like you are in the woods,

We take so much for granted as we walk our paths of this journey through life,

That we totally forget to actually live and breathe within our lives,

We forget that there is so much more out there to explore along our paths,

Simply because we get so caught up in the nine to five that we don’t actually live,

like God wanted us to when he created us to walk this Planet of Earth,

We let all the crap consume us to the point we see no beauty in anything,

Which we then lose a big part of who we truly are,

Breathe…..relax…..look deeply at what is around you and you also can see,

The real beauty that Nature has in store for you as you truly walk your path,

through this journey of life then you can be at true peace within the serenity.

 

” To watch the Deer walk its daily path will enlighten you to truly see the true beauty in all that is around you”

” True primitive camping within the woods around us and seeing the sun wake to the new day will keep us grounded to truly looking deeply into what we see”

” There is more to this journey than the daily nine to five, we just have to get out and explore to truly see just how much more there is around us”

 

It can all be taken away in a flash

 

” Our paths through this journey of life we take so for granted, as everything we work so hard for can be taken quicker than we realize”

***BowlingChef***

 

What a huge tragedy for all those who live in or around Gatlinburg, Tennessee. They have been in the biggest drought in this area in about a decade and because of this drought, has sparked many brush fires over the last few months, but the weather and the windy conditions on Monday, took these brush fires to a whole new and scary level. This picture may not be of Gatlinburg, but it shows a town very similar here in Massachusetts, a small town nestled within the mountains, that has many residents that live their lives there, this town has many things of beauty within and around it, these residents work hard for what they have and work hard to be able to live within the beauty of these mountains, a town very similar to Gatlinburg, but as we just found out earlier in the week, everything you work so hard for, can be taken quicker than you can blink your eyes and you have no control over it.

We all walk a path through this journey of life, some may grow with a silver spoon in their mouths and some work their fannies off just to survive and live along their paths and grow up with nothing, but through their hard work they achieve many things along the way. No matter who you are everything you have can be taken quicker than you realize, as we saw from the events in Tennessee, this doesn’t mean we have to stop living and enjoying what is around us, but we do need to respect more of what we have and what is around us as we walk our paths of this journey of life. Life is more precious than we lead on to think it is, we take so much for granted, without realizing just how quickly it can change.

A good majority of the Citizens in and around Gatlinburg Tennessee, are now with nothing but the clothes on their backs now, there homes totally gone with nothing but the chimney left, everything incinerated to ash on the soil of their property, all their special pictures and memories gone, furniture and material things gone, everything but the clothes on their backs, as they were running for their lives to escape the huge flames of the fires. This can happen to any of us as we never know where the next natural disaster will strike? The states in the area known as ” Tornado alley”, know all too well that life is so precious as they to have gone through what Gatlinburg and surrounding areas just went through, except a different kind of tragedy. Tragedies happen it is part of this journey through life, we can try to control them but only God has control and we need to simply…… do not take for granted of what we have, show more respect of each other, show more respect of all that is around us and take our lives a little more precious, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

True we chose a path to walk through this journey of life, but what we don’t really think about is, just how fast it all can end, instead we take everything for granted, we think we are entitled to everything around us, just because it is there? We think just because we buy a parcel of land and build a home, that we automatically own everything else around us? We take our trips on vacation to see all the beauty of where we are, but we never think of what could happen to take this beauty away, we take so much for granted that when a tragedy does happen, we then become so devastated that we forget truly of who we are, lose all respect for all that is around us, we lose sight of what this journey is all about and we forget just how precious this journey truly is. We all walk a path though this journey of life, we need to respect all that is around us more, never forget just how precious this journey is and always never forget that, it can all end quicker then we want to admit to, so we then can move forward in peace and happiness, so we can also be better and stronger also.

 

” Fire, Tornado, hurricane or any other weather event are all natural disasters, that are huge tragedies that can strip us of all we work so hard to achieve”

” This journey through life is a precious thing and can be taken from us at any time in our lives”

” We work very hard for what we have in our lives and at the same time can be taken easier than we achieved it”

 

The World of the Dictator no more

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“The Ruler’s sneered at Jesus and said, ” he saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one”, the Christ of God”.

*** LK 23:35

 

These Ruler’s that sneered at Jesus are nothing but Dictator’s that think nothing of telling the people what to do and when to do it. This passage couldn’t fit our Society any better as a person who was the leader of Cuba for many decades has passed away, this leader I will leave nameless as he does not deserve the time, ruled his people like they were slaves to him and took everything from them. The way this Society has evolved and with all the technology we have today, there is no room for this kind of leadership, these are the dark days of our past and we need to move forward not backward, to be stronger and better as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

A Dictator does nothing for the people and does everything for his personal gain, those who think he was a great leader, clearly have become brain washed by his actions and have become blinded by the clouds of their own judgments, they say he stood up to other leaders? He only did so for one reason and that is for his own personal gain, which had nothing to do with the people he ruled which is why for years, the Citizens of Cuba tried to leave that country in many ways.

A Dictator in many ways is like a simple Bully, that tries to control us and gets us to do what they want, instead of doing what we want. They use fear and violence to control us, much like the group ISIS is doing now and when they can’t control us, then they refer to killing the ones they can’t control, so the ones that are left will bow at their every command.  Within this Society we are better than this, we are smarter than this and we can stand up to these Individuals, look them square in the eye and put the fear of God right back at them. Now I will admit from someone who was Bullied at a young age, this is very hard to do, when your Faith in yourself and your confidence in yourself has been stripped from you, to re gain your faith and confidence takes time, yes it will come back, but it also takes hard work over time, to re gain it to the point of actually standing up to anybody, looking them in the eye and showing them that they can’t hurt you no more. The pain and hurt is a whole different thing from the faith and the confidence, now your getting into burying deep inside your true feelings, so you can walk your path as normal as you think normal is? We have all gone through these feelings at one point or another, just depends on how bad you were Bullied and how you let it affect you?

A Bully and a Dictator are pretty much the same thing and if someone tells you otherwise, they really don’t know the difference and most likely have been bullied themselves? Both the Bully and the Dictator’s main goal is to control everything they can, so they can look to others as the most powerful, when in reality all they are, is just a Coward that is afraid to show their true feelings, or have buried their true feelings deep within themselves. Just like in the Animal Kingdom some species die off to make room for other species, we as Humans are no different as we to are creatures of this planet, like throughout the Animal Kingdom, The time for all the Bullies and the Dictator’s are far gone, time we all heal and unite, so we all can walk our paths in peace and happiness throughout this journey of life.

 

” A Bully and a Dictator are one in the same, all they want to do is control everything that they can”

” There is no room for Dictator’s in this Society, we need to heal and unite as a Society so we can move forward stronger and better”

” Fear and violence are the keys for a Bully and a Dictator, take that away and they are nothing but a Coward that will disappear”

” We have come a long way in this Society, we need not let any Bully or Dictator take from us what we worked so hard for”

 

Stay awake and prepare yourself

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” Therefore stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come”.

 

***Mt 24:42

 

We now approach another Christmas day and with this the first day of Advent, may we all stay awake ( i don’t mean lose sleep in our lives), I mean let us all stay awake and prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus Christ our Savior. By staying awake we all need to rid ourselves of all the hate and truly feel the love of God within our souls, he is always there and he fills our hearts with the warmth of his love, but through this Society for which we live, we are all guilty of not acknowledging him within our souls and losing Faith in his son Jesus Christ.

Christmas is a time for us all to truly feel the love of God within us and then sharing this love with each other, the first day of Advent is for us to clean our thoughts of all evil, so we then can open our hearts to the warmth of God’s love, as we stay awake to prepare ourselves of the coming of Jesus Christ.

Throughout this Society and all the evil we see everyday, this has become learned and ingrained in our minds, while the love of God is always within us and we need not learn anything, just be natural and let the love flow like water over a water fall. It is a lot harder to continue the hate and evil around us, as it is much easier to spread the love of God, simply because it is already within us to share.

The four weeks of Advent is for us to stay awake and prepare for the coming of Jesus our Savior, no we don’t have to lose sleep which will affect our jobs and our lives, but to spiritually stay awake, open our hearts and our minds to the love of God within us, let the warmth of this love fill our entire bodies, so we then can share this love with each other, as we then cleanse our thoughts of all the Evil, so we all can move forward stronger and better and as Jesus comes to us on Christmas, we then can be at true peace and happiness, as we all walk our paths through this journey of life.

With this being the first day of Advent and with the recent events happening around us in this Society, these are truly a sign from God and a chance for us all, to cleanse ourselves of all the Evil, like a Dictator in Fidel Castro, so the rest of us can move forward, stay awake in preparing ourselves for the good and the love of God, as Jesus our Savior will come to us on Christmas day. When we feel the warmth of God’s love within our soul and have Faith in Jesus Christ, Evil will never win over our souls and the love will always fill us with warmth and happiness always, so we then can walk our paths in peace, throughout this journey of life.

Hatred comes to us from somewhere and is learned as we grow into this Society, Love is always within us and is very easy for us to feel the warmth, then spread this warmth with each other, as we all walk our paths through this journey, there are cross roads in place for us to make choices, there are also life events that come to us as well, with some being bigger than others, sometimes we make bad choices from the events, then struggle to find our way out of the bad choices, during the struggle we then lose all faith in not only ourselves, but we lose all faith in Jesus Christ as well, which then leaves us with no hope of where we want to go. As we lose the faith and have no hope, our true feelings and emotions become so suppressed deep within ourselves, we then forget they are there and try to move forward, while we put forth a fake portrayal of who we truly are, we think we are alone and the only one that is struggling, but there are many out there struggling with themselves, just as you are struggling, just that we have shut ourselves off from all that is around us. The Advent season is a way for each of us to stay awake spiritually, prepare ourselves for what is to come, so we then can not only get back in touch with ourselves, but get back in touch with each other and get back the Faith in Jesus Christ, which will give us all the hope to move forward on our paths of this journey through life and be at peace in true happiness.

 

” Evil and hate are one in the same and are learned, as true love is within us always and is very easy to feel and spread with those around us”

” Advent is for us to spiritually stay awake, so we then can prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus Christ our Savior”

”  Love is part of who we truly are, we feel the love of God within our souls and that same love then fills our hearts with warmth so we than can share with all that is around us”

 

A Day through a journey

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Trekking through the Wilderness will have you go through a wide range of feelings, especially after a long day when all the trees and surroundings look the same, when you know that no two trees are a like. The journey through the Wilderness in many ways is very beautiful and will bring you back in touch with yourself as well as all that is around you. When you start out your Trek you first check the map and trail head signs, to make sure you know where you are going, but when you actually start the trek, do you truly know what to expect along the path of your choosing? Just as you set the GPS in your car, it will tell you one thing, but it won’t tell you of the construction you may come across, as this construction just happened and not when the GPS was programmed or updated, you will always encounter some kind of unknown no matter what trek or journey you embark on.

With a good long day of trekking under your belt and the sun now beginning its set into night time, we need to think about setting camp for the night, with a warm camp fire to keep the chill away and boil some water for out much needed fueling up of our bodies, for the next days journey. There are many factors to consider for a safe campsite, but our tired and weary body tells us comfort is first, so we can set the tent and our sleeping bags, then jump in to create our own warmth and shut our eyes for some much needed shut eye. Perfect a nice grassy area behind a shrub to shield the wind and the grass to act as a soft cushion to lay on, this is as perfect as you will find in an area of seclusion, time to stop and set camp, gather wood for the fire and rest the weary bones.

Sitting by the fire while the water boils for our freeze dried nutrients, you sit back and relax and as you relax you suddenly realize what true quietness really sounds like, it is so quiet that you can hear a pin drop from miles away, your thoughts in your head sound as if someone is chatting next to you, the wind going through the trees will have you turn at every gust, as the wind sounds as if someone is creeping up from the darkness. Your not used to this kind of quietness, so it kind of creeps you out at first, then you get used to it and become one with your surroundings.

The water has finally boiled and is ready to fill your bowl of freeze dried nutrients, as you sit and relax and fuel your body once again, the atmosphere of your dinner time is like nothing you will get at any five star establishment and you have to do the dishes at meals end, but you don’t care as your body is becoming fueled for the next days trek. With the body all fueled and the dishes done, you stoke the fire for the night and turn into the tent, to climb into the sleeping bag, then once you are settled it is time to rejuvenate the weary bones and ready yourself for the next days journey, a good nights sleep within the quietness of your surroundings, will have you sleeping like a Bear on a cold Winters night and help the tired weary bones recharge for the next day.

We wake to the morning birds chatting and whistling with each other, the sun rising over the peak in front of us, we let out a big sigh and yawn to stretch our very relaxed body as we think of rolling out of our sleeping bag, the cool morning dew and the warmth within our bags, has us think twice to exit, but we have to so we can start the next days journey and reach the next campsite for us to relax and unwind throughout the Wilderness. The journey through the Wilderness and the path for which we take, may be full of the unknown, but it will always stay unknown, if we don’t get out and explore all that is around us, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” A day through a journey will have us explore in ways we usually would never explore, it will help us become better and stronger at all our crossroads in life”

” Trekking through the Wilderness will not only keep us in tuned with what is around us, but keep us in tuned with ourselves as well”

” True quiet may seem creepy if your not used to it, but it is the true quiet that helps us get more in tune with our inner selves”

” The sounds of nature so beautiful and relaxing, it helps us recharge as we become better and stronger moving forward”

 

Everything comes as a Mystery

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We arrive at our destination, we know what we are going to do, but do we really know of how we will accomplish what we are to set out to do? The destination is within the mountains, we plan to hike at least one of them, but we really have no clue as to which trail we will embark on, as each trail has a sort of mystery about it, we really don’t know what to expect? As the mystery creates a sort of fear within us, that pushes us further into the Abyss of this mystery, that has us except the challenge to conquer the fear and explore all that is before us.

We look at the trail signs at the trail head, pull out the map to see just where we really are? Although this may tell us where we are, or which direction to take, this really says nothing of what we may run into along the way on this trail. Maybe erosion has washed parts of the trail away? maybe a Black Bear family has taken up Homestead along the trail? There really is no way of telling, unless we take the first step into the Abyss of this trail.

We take the first steps of our trek, find that the trail leads us deeply into a thick wooded forest, as we try to keep our eyes on the marks of the trail, we find our anxiety rises with the fear from the mystery of the trail. Some parts of the trail, from the erosion of past storms are soft and squishy beneath our feet, now that we have this mud on the sole of our feet, now we have to pay attention on not slipping and becoming hurt, while the closest Hospital is many miles away and with nobody around……. how then do we even get to the Hospital? You always need a contingent plan and then work the plan for which we planned to help us get through the beginning parts of this trail, that now has us deep within it’s Abyss.

The trail now starts to become steeper and the grade has our calf muscles getting to be like a fire inside our legs, we continue to walk this trail, cause we are now sucked into the Abyss, as well as being very intrigued , like finding that their is more to the hike, than what we really have planned. The mountain stream,  working it’s way down the mountain and becoming one with the mountain, as we step from rock to rock, to make it safely to the other side, now we become mixed as the Abyss throws a new challenge at us.

The Trek up the mountain and what the Abyss will come to teach us, go hand and hand with each other, as they both will teach us to Persevere and never give up no matter the odds against us. All trails everywhere will have us travel through the Abyss, because when we learn from God, we can move forward into the Abyss with less fear, as we explore more trails, while we walk  our paths through this journey of life.

 

” Walk gently into the Abyss, as it is this Abyss that will help us move forward with strength and confidence”

” The Abyss is the mystery that has us except the challenge, to conquer and explore all that is around us”