Winter keeps its hold, as Mother Nature shines…….

winter monadnock               This picture is at the driving range at the Gardner golf course in Gardner Massachusetts. There may be no green but there is a golf course under this white blanket called snow, right now Mother Nature is protecting the greens with her beauty and getting the greens ready for yet another season of golf.

Some may look at this white stuff called snow and be saying, please no more! We are done and want Spring to bring the flowers. Just as the beauty of the flowers brings us Spring and warmer weather, the snow of the winter has its own beauty, just like inside each one of us, there is beauty in everything, you just have to look deeply inside what you are looking at.

Within the background of this picture, you see a mountain, this is Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH. Just a few miles from Gardner and the most hiked mountain in the World. To see this mountain from the driving range of the golf course is a beautiful site, but to see it topped with a white blanket, really brings out the beauty of the mountain. When you hike this mountain no matter what the season, then see it from a far covered with a white blanket of snow, you truly see the beauty of this mountain, you truly have a respect for the mountain and not just seeing it as something to do, or an object in which to get some exercise on.

When you first see this picture, you may not see the beauty of the green grass, the beauty of the trees in full bloom, or even anybody practicing their swings for the golf course across the street, but when you truly look deeply into this picture, you see more beauty than you ever imagined. The true beauty is the work of Mother Nature, what she has done to get the Earth ready, for us to enjoy yet another beautiful Spring season, then yet another Summer season, so we can enjoy ourselves outside while we bask within the sunlit skies.

There is a lot more to life, than just taking a picture for the memories, it is more about enjoying life before it is too late, enjoying everything around you and really looking deeply into what you see. Sometimes things happen to us that robs us from the true beauty, we then see things with our clouded sight and try to move on, without seeing the true beauty of, not only ourselves, but of everything around us.

We all walk our paths along this journey of life, we all have our struggles that sometimes takes us over, but when we stay true to who we are, stay true to our real feelings and emotions, have complete faith in not only ourselves, but complete faith in God, we will always look deeply into what we see, we will see the true beauty in all that is around us and within ourselves as well, we will also see others as a living, breathing person, instead of an object that is in our way. Sometimes we as people need help to look deeply into what we see, but we are so stubborn that we never ask for the help til it is too late, but it is never too late, as we never give ourselves a chance, to truly see the beauty of what we see.

” We may think winter is keeping a hold on us, but it is Mother Nature trying to get us to see its true beauty”

” We as people of this Society only can see what we want to see, but if we look deeply into what we see, we can see a whole lot more and the true beauty of all that is around us”

The Passion of Christ burns within us all……….

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA    ” Whether we want to acknowledge it or accept it, the Passion of Christ burns within our souls, deep within the core of our being”.

The journey through lent, is the same 40 day journey that Jesus walked, as he showed us that when we truly believe in ourselves, truly believe in God himself, there will be no temptation that will tempt us in becoming something we are not, even when Satan himself tempted Jesus along this journey, he stayed true to who he was, stayed true to his belief in his Father the Lord God and Satan disappeared from his sight.

Now as this journey of Lent comes to an end and the journey through the Holy week starts, let us all see truly what the journey is all about, this journey is not just about Jesus teaching us to walk the path of righteousness, nor was this journey all about Jesus, this journey is all about everybody within Mankind.  Just as Jesus suffered, then crucified at the cross and rose again, to be seated at his Father’s right side, this shows us many changes that took place throughout his journey here on Earth with us, it also shows us we to go through many changes along our paths of our journey through life, through these changes we get tempted by temptation many times, sometimes we may give up and give in to temptation, we then sin against the will of God, this makes us out to become something we are not, only because we don’t acknowledge God within our souls. We think that God won’t forgive us, so we keep sinning and giving in to temptation. God will always forgive us no matter how we sinned, all we have to do is, believe in ourselves, believe in God and that he is always within our souls, warming our hearts with his love.

We all walk our paths through this journey of life, we all go through some bad patches as well good patches, just as Jesus showed us on his journey, when the bad patches overwhelm us, if we stay true to who we are, if we stay true and believe in God within our souls, we to can find that path of righteousness, we can also have peace in our lives and be better and stronger as we walk our paths. When Jesus walked his journey here with us, the journey just wasn’t about him or things he did in order for us to believe, his journey was more about each and every one of us throughout Mankind, trying to get us all away from the temptation of Satan and his lures into the dark side, which forces us to become someone we truly are not, his journey truly showed us all, when we stay true to ourselves, the love of God deep within our souls, will forever warm our hearts and with this love, when we share it with all that is around us, then everything on our paths will be bright with peace everywhere.

The paths we walk along our journey of life, does not have to determine how we end up walking through life, these paths will define who we are if we let them, when we stay true to who we are, acknowledge and feel God’s love as it warms our heart, then our path will lead us to the same path of righteousness that Jesus walked, it is when we don’t acknowledge or feel God’s love, that we let the temptations of Satan control us and become someone we truly are not. God is always with us deep within our souls, the easy part is acknowledging him and feeling his love warm our hearts, the hard part is giving in to the temptation of Satan and ignoring God all together. We all walk a path within a journey of life, when we stay true to who we truly are, we will find the path of righteousness like Jesus showed us, then we all can be at peace and be better and stronger as we walk our paths along our journey of life.

” The paths we walk along our journey of life, does not have to determine how we end up walking through life”

” The 40 day journey of Lent is for us to see just how Jesus walked his journey with us all and for us to see that he did it for all of us, not him doing it for himself”

” The journey of Lent is for us to see where we went wrong, so we can change to be better and stronger along the rest of our journey through life”

Ye of little faith Bruins fans………

These Boston Bruins this season of 2015, are a competitive group of guys and can compete with any team. The problem lies with injuries of key players at the wrong times and now that you are forced to bring guys up from the farm club to fill in, gets you away from believing in and trusting the system put in place by the coach. This system of the coach works and is proven, when they won Lord Stanley in 2011, the only way it works 100% is, the players have to bye in and execute, when you have multiple players coming up from the farm club, all they want to do is prove they are worthy of staying and do not bye in 100% to the system, this causes a bit of team doubt and chaos throughout the entire team.

Claude Julien is proven that he is a great coach and has become one of the Bruins best coaches of my lifetime. His system when the players bye in, is keep everything to the outside, let the Goalie see the shot and control the neutral zone. The hardest part of the system is, finding the right players to bye in, finding players who develop a bond and chemistry with each other, not players who only think of Individual stats. Players like Patrice Bergeron are perfect examples of a player that has bought in to the system and uses it to achieve greatness and respect throughout the league.

The system of Claude Julien is defense first, true it may be a boring system, with no big production on offensive, but when you believe and trust the system, play good solid defense, this is what creates the offense. Control the neutral zone and take advantage of your opportunities with good play making, this is what turns to goals and offense. Now true that there are some issues and things that need to change, in order to keep this team competitive moving forward, it all starts with the GM in Peter Chirelli. Peter has not done enough to give the coach enough to work with, in the type of player needed to make the system work.

The changes to this team have to be the type of players that not only bye into the system of the coach, but players that will bond with and develop a chemistry with each other, not a player who only plays for his own stats. The Bruins have a few good players within the  core of the team in which to rebuild, players like Rask, Bergeron, Lucic, Kretchi, Kelly, Soderberg, Paille and Talbot, with young talent in Pasternak, Spooner and Ferlin to start with and building a great team around them. You don’t always need the Worlds best goal scorer to solve your offensive whoa’s, the Capitals with Ovetchkin proves this theory, you need four solid lines that bye into the system, play at a high level, every second they are on the ice and for one another. In 2011 the Bruins had multiple players with 20+ goals, not one player with 50+, this is how you become competitive and hard for any team to compete against you.

The Stanley cup is the hardest to win and most prestigious trophy in all of sports. When you are able to lift the trophy as a champion, not only have you earned it, but you earned it with your “teammates” by your side. Hockey is not an Individual sport, it is all about team and players playing for each other. When you have a team with a good bond of each other and have a chemistry of each other, now you have a team of greatness, not too mention having bought into the system of the coach, when you play as a team, trust in your abilities and the system put forth in front of you, trust in your teammates with a chemistry of each other, now you have a true team, that can compete at a high level, to achieve the most prestigious trophy of all sports, the Stanley cup, not to mention being a true Champion of the sport you love and play.

” Hockey is a sport where all involved have to be on the same page with, a bond and chemistry for each other”

” Hockey is a sport where an Individual might win you a game, but never a championship”

” Trust, chemistry and a team bond is a huge part of any championship hockey team, to be able to hoist Lords Stanley cup”

The shame of life, even when we think we are normal……

“Mankind……. There is so much we have learned, but yet so much more for us to understand and still learn further”.

We all come to this Earth very much in the same way, our innocence and fragile bodies as a young baby soaking everything in along the beginning of our journey. We are so eager to learn and grow into life, that we forget to stop and simply enjoy what is around us. Then we get so caught up with things around us, we forget about truly seeing who we really are, then you add in the fact that some will take advantage of you at a young age, also the life events that happen to all of us, now you have a recipe for disaster.

We are most vulnerable when we are at a young age, cause we want so much to just fit in, we forget about just being ourselves. We do things on the outside, that truly isn’t who we really are on the inside. Most of what we do on the outside, comes from something we don’t take the time to understand and it comes from someone else taking advantage of us, at a time of our vulnerability, it also has to do with some sort of life event, that because of the pain and shame it brings us, we want nothing but rid ourselves from this shame/pain. We then try to move forward by suppressing all the pain and shame away, then we become someone we are not, as we hide the true child within us and not let that child grow within ourselves, so he/she can grow into their full potential.

Shame will come to us in many ways, it will also bring great pain to us as well, shame will make us do things we normally would not and it will change us for the worse if we let it, when we are shamed we will suppress everything deep within, which includes who we truly are, our true feelings and our true emotions, shame will also make it easy for us to numb ourselves from everything around, whether the pain is mental or physical, we will feel nothing cause the shame is controlling who we truly are.

Our journey of life can be so overwhelming from a young age, when you throw in life events and others that will take advantage, this makes the journey that much harder, but if we take everything in moderation, understand better of who we are and knowing better of who we are as a child. We don’t think like this, simply cause we on the outside and that little child within, are learning and absorbing everything around us, when someone takes advantage and because we don’t understand, we think maybe either this is suppose to be, or maybe there is something wrong with me? Now you add shame to this equation and the pain we feel inside from the shame, there is no way we communicate with anybody, so we suppress everything we can to try to make the pain go away, not to mention of the numbing of all our feelings, so we feel nothing throughout our lives, whether physical or mental. When we all truly grow from our young age in a healthy way, that little boy/girl within all of us will fully grow and prosper into their full potential, as we all walk our paths along our journey of life.

” Life is a journey we all walk throughout Mankind, when our inner child doesn’t grow inside to it’s full potential, then we as an Individual don’t grow to our full potential as well”

First day of Spring 2015, that has come and gone……..

story idea                   March 2015 with the first day of Spring in the rear view mirror and as this day brought, more snow, more wind and more cold, we look forward to the warmer weather, so we can get out and explore more trails like this one in the picture.

We all throughout Mankind are Explorers, as we walk our paths along our journey of life, we explore everyday the unknowns that come before us on our paths, but throughout this Society of today, we have ventured away from what has gotten us to this point. We have all been so consumed with material things and putting forward a fake reality towards others, just so we can try to look as normal as possible to those around us, so we can try to look towards others as if we have climbed the ladder of success in our lives, but what is truly success to us?

True success is one of those things we have clouded with our clouded judgements, clouded judgement comes from our troubles and pains of our everyday living, dealing with the curve balls of life as they strike us and give us much pain, then trying to move forward as we bury these troubles and pains deep within ourselves. With this clouded judgement we make bad decisions, which at the time all we want to do is, rid ourselves of this pain, not show others that we are weak or that we have any pain, so we move forward in this clouded judgement, as we put forth a fake reality and others won’t view us as weak. True success is not what we do on the exterior, as others view us as strong with no weakness, “True success is felt inside us by only ourselves, then shows on the exterior with our actions of those around us”.

When we truly feel good of ourselves, feel good that we walk our paths with confidence, while we stay true to who we are, show this love and compassion of ourselves to all those around us, truly feel the love of God deep within our hearts and souls and even in the coldest of days, we are warmed with this love of God and ourselves. When we truly feel this warmth deep inside ourselves, this is the true success of all our lives, that success we think we feel, with all our material things and how we look towards each other, only shows that fake reality we put forth for each other, as true success is only felt by ourselves and the warmth from it, will warm us deeply on the coldest of days.

Now that the first day of spring is in the rear view mirror and we look forward to the warmth of spring, may we all get out and explore these trails, not only to see where they go, or what they hold in store for us, but so we can learn of ourselves better, get back in touch with the true success deep within ourselves, not to just be true to who we are, but put forth our real selves towards each other, as we all walk our paths along our journey of life.

” True success is not measured by the material things we have, true success is felt deep within ourselves and will warm us deeply on the coldest of days”

” We all within Mankind are explorers on our paths throughout our journey, so lets explore all the trails within our paths of our journey”

True Change is dificult for all who walk a Journey through life

“Day one of all our lives brings this Journey through life we walk together. The only difference to this Journey is, us as an Individual and the path we chose along the Journey”.

“There is no perfect path, there is no easy path, as all the paths have their own twists, turns and cross roads”.

There are many ways for us to get tripped up along our paths of our journey, as we explore our paths we find many life events that may trip us up as well, the issue with these events is, they bring us into the unknown further than we like. When we get deep into the unknown we tend to lose our true direction along our path, which causes us to become someone we truly are not. Each path we choose has their own direction and to us it is unknown, we as Humans fear the unknown (it is natural), but we tend to forget that this fear may frighten us now, but as we learn of it can make us better and stronger, to continue on our path of our journey of life.

These life events will come to us in many ways, whether its natural and a part of life, or they are brought by another fellow Human within Mankind, either way they can bring us much pain whether on the exterior or the interior of our physical bodies, when the pain affects us on the exterior, yes they can leave a scar and hurt greatly, but the scars will heal over time, when the pain comes to us on the interior, they can and will leave a scar that will last throughout our journey of life. With these scars they can “determine where we came from, but don’t have to determine where we are going”.

Throughout our journey of life and throughout all the life events that will come to us at the cross roads of our path, the one thing we do most is, let the shame of the event control who we truly are, because of the shame we hide our true feelings and emotions deep within ourselves, we bury our true selves deep within and then try to move forward showing a fake side (living in fantasy instead of reality), not only to protect ourselves from further harm, but to hide the pain from all that is around us, we also numb ourselves to the point we feel nothing from anything anymore.

The Journey of life will do this to all of us if we let it, if we don’t truly understand what is around us and why, we will always fear the unknown around every corner of our paths. The best way to conquer any fear is, to stay true to yourself and keep in touch with your true feelings and emotions, don’t numb yourself to the pains of shame, or anything that pains us, we have to feel the pain so we can truly fix what is wrong and the scars that the pain leaves, will heal whether on the exterior or interior.

Yes any pain hurts, but the pains from shame on the interior hurts more than any pain we may feel, it is very difficult to take away the pains of shame and we as Individuals will do whats best for ourselves, only because we know who we are and until we give up and bury our true selves, is when the pain from any kind of shame will hurt us greater, we will never truly acknowledge this cause we have buried deep within our selves, the biggest part of ourselves and that part is, our true selves, our true feelings and our true emotions.

We all walk our own paths along this journey of life, the paths may be different to each of us, but the journey through life for all of us is very much the same. The life events, the twists and the turns along each path, has their own way of bringing this fear of the unknown to us, the cross roads of the path will bring the shame from the unknown to us and unless we truly understand the fear and the shame, the next path we take from the cross road, will be from our clouded judgement, to which will lead us to more shame and more fear, then we become something we are not, so we can move forward without the pains of the shame and fear.

When God created all of Mankind, he made us all unique to each other, so we can help each other on all our paths we choose, he sent his only son Jesus to us, so he can show us the true path of righteousness and that if we walk our paths correctly, we will all have peace within our lives, God left it up to each of us to find that peace and it is there, just that we have to weed out the crap, so we can see clearly the true direction to the path of righteousness. The best way for all of us to see the peace lies within our true selves, when we bury our true selves deep within, we will never see the peace of the true path of righteousness, we will never see clearly along any path we take, which proves further that, when we see the true peace along our path, we truly know who we are and we truly feel our emotions/empathy as we walk our paths along our journey of life.

We all walk this journey through life, know matter who you are…

There are no guarantees on any of our journeys through life, as we walk our paths we are like the explorer’s before us, for we don’t know what to expect along our paths of our journey of life. No matter how careful you are at each turn or cross road on your path, there is always something or someone trying to throw us a curve ball.

Life is full of the unknowns, the only thing we truly know is what is right in front of us, or we truly know who we are, sometimes these curve balls will take this from us, the knowing of ourselves, only cause these curve balls hurt and bring much pain to us and our lives. When these curve balls strike us, we get shamed of ourselves for letting them strike us, we are shamed of what others will think of us, so instead we move forward while we bury an important part of ourselves deep within, so we can hide the pain and become someone we truly are not.

We all start out this journey very much the same, as a little boy/girl that is innocent and like a sponge soaking in everything around us, but as we grow and learn to walk on our own along our path of our journey, we to get hit with these curve balls as others before us, this is where we become divided from each other as some shake them off, while others let the shame and pain affect them deeply, this shame will turn us into something we truly are not, with this shame we lose all confidence in ourselves, self esteem becomes non  existent and from this, we try anything to be able to just fit in with everybody else.

When our confidence is shot and our self esteem is non existent, we have buried the most important part of ourselves, the feelings and emotions part, which gives us not only the empathy of ourselves, but the empathy of others around us. We have also numbed ourselves from anymore pain that may come to us long our paths, as we become someone we truly are not, we will try anything just to fit in with anybody that will notice our fake self. We follow groups or other Individuals that might offer us what we lack, yes they are Human like all of us, but each one of them has been pained so bad in their earlier lives, that this is what they have become. So we follow to hide our shame deeper within us, what I am truly saying is, we are all Humans that walk our paths along a journey of life, yes these curve balls hurt greatly when they strike, but when we stay true to who we are, have complete faith in ourselves as well as in God and Jesus, we will never lose confidence in ourselves and with our self esteems intact, all of us within Mankind, can walk our paths along our journeys in peace, while we become better and stronger throughout our journey as well.

” Curve balls of life may hurt and bring much pain, shame will hurt with pain even greater, when we stay true to ourselves this pain will never last”

” We all have this little boy/girl inside us, it is when we are shamed that we don’t let this little boy/girl grow to their full potential”