The true reflection of life throughout this Journey

          That thing we look into in the morning as we get ready to start our days, that thing called a mirror which reflects our image back at us, so we can fix ourselves up for the coming day. The mirror was made with Human hands, as the reflection in this little pond, is totally natural and comes from Mother Nature herself. This kind of reflection in the pond is a beautiful thing to see, as you can see all that surrounds the pond within the pond, like your seeing double of everything you see and get an extra view of what you are looking at.

The pond is so smooth that it reflects everything around it and makes it seem like it isn’t really a pond, look straight across and see the Birch tree, then look down in the pond and see the Birch tree again, only the one in the water is the cloned double of the one on land, this makes for a great picture except maybe some fall colors, would truly make this mirrored image really stand out.

No matter where you turn there will be a mirrored image of something for you to see, whether the mirror is handmade or not? You walk by a vehicle with chrome bumpers and see yourself walking by as well, windows in our homes when the day sky turns to night, now you can see yourself like you are peeking into the window, you turn off the TV and you can see yourself in front of the Television, There is so much around us that form this reflection of what we see, that a lot of times we tune out the reflection, just to continue to move forward along our paths of our journey through life.

This Birch tree seems like it is all alone with all the green plant life around it, maybe this is why the reflection of itself is within the water? The mirrored image of life truly brings out the beauty, of everything that we see. The mirror we look into to start our day, brings out our inner beauty so we can also look as good as the Birch tree in this picture.

They say beauty is in the eye of the be-holder? But true beauty is the reflection that the be-holder will always see. We will never see a reflection of any kind, let alone the not seeing the true beauty that is around us, without first looking deeply into what we see, When we are honest with ourselves, look deeply into what we see, we will see all the reflections of every image and the true beauty within it, everyday as we walk our paths along this journey of life.

” A reflection is an image that will have us seeing double, til we look deeply into what we see”

” mirror mirror on the wall…….is that my reflection or is this my true beauty that you bring forth for me to see”

” A mirror may be man made, but the reflection coming out of it is the natural beauty, of what ever it is reflecting”

The different formations and never ending looks of the sky,,,,

           The sky above us has a huge variety of formations and different looks to it everyday, one day it may be a clear blue sky and the next it will have a grayish and not so clear look, one day the sky may be calm, then the next day it is full of fury and danger?  Most of the time we take the different looks of the sky for granted, much like we take things around us for granted as well, as we walk our paths of our journey through life.

The sky is one of those things we don’t pay that much attention to and it is above us every waking moment of our lives, just like the arrow in the word Fed-ex (which is a package delivery company), we don’t see the arrow as we are too busy to pay attention in our busy lives, the next time you see this truck in your neighborhood, look closely as to locate the arrow within this word. There is a lot that we don’t notice cause we are too busy in this fast paced Society and unless we take the time to notice what is around us, then life along our paths of our journey of life, will simply fly by with each of us wondering where did my life go?

The Pope came here to America not just because God sent him here, he came here to show us that there is hope for each and every one of us here within God’s creation, for each of us to have this hope, we first have to take the time to notice all the true beauty that is around us. Instead of each one of us walking our paths and not caring for whatever that is in our way. Take the time to care for and show our true empathy for everything along our paths, a lot of the Pope’s message of hope, comes from each one of us, showing our true empathy that is a deep feeling withing all of us and sharing this feeling of empathy with each other. True Empathy is something we lack in this Society and it shows in just how we treat each other, We would rather step all over each other just to put ourselves above each other. When God created this planet and all of Mankind, he did so with a vision of hope, love and caring for each other, he did not create all this for us to attack, ridicule or stomp on each other. Now that the Pope went back home to the Vatican, let’s not forget the true message of hope given to us from the Pope himself, let’s move forward with our true empathy of each other as strong as it ever was, so we can show the Pope and God, that the visit of the Pope wasn’t a temporary thing and that we all can have hope, as we walk our paths along our journey of life.

The different formations of the sky each and every day, is simply another way that God looks down on us and sends us messages for us to see, so we can change for the better and see all the true beauty that is around us. Yes when the sky is in full fury, this is God sending us a message that he is not happy with how we are walking our paths throughout this journey of life, just remember when Noah built the Ark and took all the animals two by two, so they wouldn’t drown from the flooded waters, this was God’s way of cleansing the Earth of all the crap, so we could start over, show hope that we all can show our empathy of each other and we all can be better moving forward. When we show our true empathy that is within us towards each other, then all the less fortunate will be better along their paths as well, the ones that struggle to put a meal on the table, will find that meal and a table to eat it on, those who don’t have a roof over their heads, will find that shelter, so they to can have safety like the rest of us do. The Pope’s message of hope wasn’t just for a few, it was meant for each one of us, as we are all equal in the eyes of God and he does not discriminate, To truly have this hope all we have to do is, take the time to notice all the true beauty that is around us and as we walk our paths of our journey through life, show our true empathy of each other, which will bring out our true love and caring of each other, without all the hate and stomping on of each other.

” Pope Francis is a true Saint and like God, he does not discriminate as he blesses us all with the, Father, the son and the Holy Spirit”

” The different formations of the sky is right above us all, we just have to take the time to notice the true beauty in which it brings”

” just as the blue sky brings calm and beauty, the grayish sky brings fury and a rough time”

Divine Mercy from a Man in a white robe, named Pope Francis

          Pope Francis may be the leader of the Catholic Church, but if you see or speak to him, you will find that he loves all no matter what faith, or background you come from. He clearly speaks the word of God and like when Jesus Christ came to us, the Pope walks his path along his journey through life, while showing and teaching us just how we to can reach the promise land and find the true path of righteousness.

Pope Francis came to visit the United States this week, spreading his words and the words of the Gospel to us all. The first time in history he went before the Congress of the United States and said ” the world needs you now”, although he spent more time with the less fortunate people, than the ones that are more well off, why do you think that? Because the message their is, in the eyes of God there is no one that should be left out, we are all created and are equal in the eyes of God, it is we the people that form this opinion that “I” am better than you.

We all flock to see the Pope, the Pope has more followers than anyone who walks this Planet of Earth, but yet we still do one thing separate from what we say we will do? Until we truly change this of our actions, our Society will never change for the better.

Pope Francis since he was elected by the Cardinals, has done great things and is more down to Earth than any other Pope that I remember, When he goes to the people he first goes to the less fortunate, the children and the elderly, before he goes to the ones that are well off, he is truly a Pope for the people and will not let any politics stop him from his mission. He goes to the weak or ones with a special disorder and blesses them straight from Jesus Christ himself, When Pope Francis comes to us with his words, his empathy and remorse for each one of us, shines very brightly from the Halo on top of his head, which are the true feelings that we all have forgotten throughout this Society.

We throughout this Society are all guilty of gossiping about everything around us, we are also guilty of hiding our empathy and remorse of each other, we are also guilty of coming to see someone as big as the Pope, doing what we need for that day, than the next day forgetting everything of what we did that previous day, the message that the Pope spreads is not coming from the Pope himself, it is coming from God and Jesus as they speak to him and guide him along his journey. The way the Pope presents and speaks to us is all him and this is what makes him a great man, he sees us all as equals, with no one above anybody, not even he himself as our Pope.

May we never forget the message of the Pope as he came to America, not just to see who we are, but to tell us that we are not alone in this World and together we all can make a difference, for each one of us that walk a path along their journey through life, to help one another not be against one another, so we all can walk in peace as we as we show our empathy and love for one another.

” Pope Francis is a great man that walks his journey with confidence, let us all truly follow him so we all can be as confident as him”

” Pope Francis speaks the word of God, his travels along his journey are the same travels as Jesus, to teach us and guide us toward the path of righteousness”

” When we truly listen to the Pope and follow Jesus and his teachings, we all will walk our paths in peace, while we show our empathy and love of one another”

Nothing like a good campfire for the ambiance of real camping.

             Real camping is going deep within the Wilderness, away from all the noise and commotion of Civilization, so you can unwind, sit by the campfire and totally relax away all the stress of everyday living. Most people want to camp in places with all different kinds of activities going on around them, a bath house with running water and an electric supply to keep their Techy devices plugged in, so they can check their Facebook statuses. This is not true camping and definitely not getting away from the rat race in order to get true relaxation.

Back in the beginning of Mankind this wasn’t called camping, as this was how early Man survived and kept warm through the cold days of winter. Most people of today can’t even make a campfire, without using a starter log, or maybe some kerosene and a touch of gasoline. Mention the making of a small bow to spin a small twig in and some will respond, ” whats a bow? It is like the bow of a bow and arrow, except smaller, so you can spin a twig within the twine, on top of a flat piece of wood, then you can create enough friction, to get a hot ember, than place it in the campfire, while blowing gently on it to create a small flame, which will then help you build the campfire and the ambiance of real camping.   When you spin the twig fast enough to create friction, you are heating up the twig, then pieces of it fall to the flat piece of wood below and start to smoke, which then turns into this hot ember, from the ember when you blow lightly on it, will then flame and you place it within the campfire you built, to catch bigger twigs and logs, then eventually into a nice campfire, so you can set the ambiance of real camping.

It doesn’t get any better than real primitive camping, a place where there is nothing around you but the great outdoors and the wildlife that live out there with no worries and a care for anything, that we the people take for granted. Once you set camp, gather the firewood from all the dead wood and fallen tree’s, get the fire started, now let the true relaxation of primitive camping begin, as you feel the stress of everyday living simply leave your body. Even better if you have a fishing rod with you, then you can relax by the water, as you try to bring in a couple keepers, then bring them to camp, to clean and filet, so you can cook them over the open fire of the great outdoors.

Primitive camping may not be for everybody, but for the real adventurous types, it is a way to get back in touch of who we really are throughout Mankind,  it is a way to let the everyday stress from civilization just flow out of your body, so we can truly relax, unwind and enjoy all the beauty that is around us. There is so much more to enjoy as we walk our paths along this journey of life, but when we get caught up within our comfort zones, we don;t go outside the box, to truly take in all the true beauty that is around us and this is what true primitive camping really does.

” Primitive camping isn’t sitting around a public campsite with activities and noise around you, it is being so deep in the wilderness, that you can actually here yourself think, as well as all the wildlife that may be around you”

” The campfire is what sets the ambiance of camping, without a campfire you have no ambiance or warmth on a cool night”

A hardened exterior covers a softer, brittle interior.

         Each path through the journey of life, may be similar in where they bring us, but they are very different in what each holds for us, as we walk through along this journey of life. Each path has it’s struggles and has us at times taking the round about way, instead of the direct and quicker route, they also have us twisting and turning as well, with the many hurdles and life events that come before us on these paths, it is the life events that come to us and most of them are brought on by others, that have us forming this hardened exterior, which then has us forgetting about the softer and more brittle interior.

When the events come to us, they also bring us great pain and forces us to do anything in order to rid ourselves of this pain. we try to move forward but the pain becomes so great, that we forget our true selves, bury deep within who we truly are, form this hardened shell around us, which hides our true identity and protects us from further harm that may bring more pain. We may not look like this rock in the picture, but this rock is exactly what we would look like, if the hardened shell we put up around us, was visible to each of us as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

There are some who will come to us along our paths and shame us in many ways, without showing any empathy or remorse for who they are shaming and when they are finished shaming one, they than move on to the next victim in which to shame. We all in one way or another have been shamed and victimized at some point throughout this journey, It’s when the victim is of a young child, now you may be looking at a whole lifetime of heart-ache and pain, for which the hardened shell, really hides the softer more brittle side that is deep within each of us. Sometimes that young child gets taken from us, as they then are not aware of any kind of shell or anything around them. Just like Martin Richards, who was 8 years old and taken from us way too early, by two sick Individuals that wanted nothing but create fear all around us, at a happy celebration of the Boston Marathon. Then there is little Bella Bond, taken from us by her very own Mom and her Boyfriend? First she was beaten, tortured and ridiculed, before her demise and dropped in the ocean by her mom and boyfriend.  From the acts of these Deranged Individuals you now have two young victims, stripped of their lives and the chance to grow in their lives like you and me throughout Society, The sad thing is, the fact there are many more children like them and a whole lot more living with the pain from the abuse they are receiving which has a huge part of Society with a hardened exterior, without being in touch with their softer more brittle side. Unfortunately these victims suffer through their lives, cause they don’t reach out in their time of need, but the shame of the event makes it harder to reach out, for which they never are relieved of the pain, which forms the hardened exterior, that covers up the true person within us all.

” A hardened exterior is not just seen and felt on the rock, it is also seen and felt on each of us, at different times along our journey”

” We may not look like a rock, but we put forth the same hardened exterior at one point or another, within our lives along our journey of life”

we can not see through the crowded bushes clearly, when we let hatred control us.

           With all this hatred that is running throughout this Society, none of us can see clearly what is in front of us, on our paths of our journey through life. This hatred doesn’t come from who we are as Humans within Mankind, this hatred comes from laziness and the fact that some just simply want to create big drama, in order to get the rest of us to fall to their level.

Hatred doesn’t seem as big, like when it runs through the sports world, only because we get way too consumed with our favorite teams. When sports is played in the right way and for the right reasons, it is what makes us all stronger and better throughout our journey of life. Sports teaches us to be competitive, and when we practice at something, we can become great at what ever we practice, it also teaches us to work together as a team, so we can become a champion at whatever we want to be a champion of? When you have a team of Individuals and they play together and for each other, they then put their strengths together and overcome any team they face, no matter how talented that team may be? The 2004 Boston Red Sox is a perfect example of this pulling together as a team, they were not the favorite or the most talented team in the playoffs that year, but what they did have was, a group of Individuals that bonded together, put together all their own strengths, in order to become one strong team, then they won the Championship that year. When we throughout this Society pull together as one, walk our paths through this journey of life, we to can become a great Society and be a champion, of which future Societies will look to follow, so they to can be a great Society and through all this, hatred will not even enter into our lives.

Unfortunately in today’s world of sports, it is being played for all the wrong reasons and in the wrong way, as today the players are all about ” show me the money”, instead of ” i want to win and be a champion”,  Whenever there are some dominant teams out there and there have been a few throughout all the sports, you will always have this hatred for those teams, because the fans and the other teams that keep losing to them, then form this hatred of them so strong, that they then can not see clearly through the forest moving forward of their journey of life. With all the teams that have been hated on throughout the history of sports, these New England Patriots have become the most hated team of them all. Why? Simply because they win more than they lose and have won more Championships than all of the most recent teams. The last fifteen years this team has dominated the world of football, but what I say to all the haters out there is, ” you want to be a champion, than step up to the plate and beat a Champion”. When you hate on a certain team only shows that, you have given up and become too lazy, which makes it that much harder in order to win at anything, let alone be a champion of anything. I remember the times before this fifteen year run these Patriots are on, these were times of hardship and feelings of low confidence, as they have only made it to the Superbowl twice before this last fifteen years and have been blown out both times. The team went through many changes and the fans didn’t become filled with great hatred, as we truly believed that one day the team and it’s fans would become the champion of the football world.

When we give in to this laziness it will keep us from stepping up to the plate and defeating a champion, so we can also become a champion, which will then have us hating on everything and anything that may come before us, as we walk our paths of our journey through life. It is this hatred that has us move forward through the forest, without truly seeing what is clearly in front of us, so we than can practice and be ready for whatever that may cross our paths.

” hatred is only something we as Individuals make up, when we become lazy and create big drama around us”

” sports when played for the right reasons and in the right way, is what helps us become stronger and better along our paths of our journey through life”

” sports should never be about the money for any player, as you will never receive any money if you first don’t practice to become great, at whatever sport you play”

A Society in the fog…….

A Society in the fog as we all walk a path of this journey through life,

the journey through life is precious for all as we get one shot at it,

we struggle through it at times because we don’t acknowledge our inner child,

we don’t know how to truly cry, so we can heal and be stronger in our lives,

We suffer through life events even though some may not be our fault at all,

true crying will heal if we truly know how to cry when we need to heal ourselves,

we all grow from a young child, but we neglect that inner child within us,

The pain we feel on the outside a lot of times is the inner child crying within us,

like we care for our children as they grow we need to care for our inner child as well,

life’s lessons will teach us to be better and stronger,

but to truly learn of the lessons we need to acknowledge the inner child within us,

when we acknowledge the inner child we also have to forgive that child,

so we than can truly forgive ourselves as we walk our paths throughout this journey of life,

crying isn’t just shedding a tear or getting our eyes wet to get sympathy,

true crying is for us to heal that child within so we can heal ourselves in our lives,

when we don’t know why we have pain is because we don’t acknowledge our inner child,

we all hurt deeply inside we just have to forgive our inner child so we than can heal the hurt.

” we all have an inner child within us, we have to acknowledge that child so we can be better and stronger as we walk our paths along this journey of life”

” when we forgive something we first have to forgive ourselves and that child within us”

” true crying helps us all heal our hurt, we first have to learn to cry correctly, instead of buying into Society’s thinking of, crying is a sign of weakness”