This picture is cool to look at in so many different ways, but what this picture truly shows is when you look deeply into what you see, is the fact that these logs that lay underneath the roots from an old stump, are a look into the past of what yesteryear was like for a whole different Society.
These logs lay on the shore of one of the many ponds within the state of Maine, the pond’s water level is determined by a dam on one end controlled by a power company. Now back in the day of the Lumber Jack, they would chop the tree’s down that were going to a mill to be milled into 2×4’s or planks to be marketed at a lumber yard. So they would use the pond to move large quantities to a certain location, where either the mill was, or a truck was, that a tractor would place onto the truck from the water, in today’s world it is a bit more sophisticated, with big machinery, that clears one lot, then moves on to another lot.
Now the dam on one end of the pond is controlled by a Hydro power company, that will open and close the dam to determine the amount of power they convert, which then will increase or decrease the level of water in the pond. Now when the water is at it’s lowest level, the vegetation around the shore now becomes exposed to great amounts of sun light, which then dries out the the vegetation and tree’s alike. A lot of it dies off and then when the dam is closed, the water rises as then the dead wood gets covered and saturated with water, which then has it floating aimlessly around the pond.
You can clearly see just how smooth this stump and logs are, from the time it spent within the water and became saturated, now that it has become dried out from the sunlight, it has become very smooth like drift wood along a beach. Some of it like this stump and it’s roots, have a unique shape to it, which will then have each of us that look at it and perceive many things out of it’s shape. Perception is what we as Humans do and at times with our perceptions, we tend to perceive things we really don’t understand and then our perceptions become tainted and misguided. Our perception of things around us can be our greatest asset, but when the perception is mislead or misguided, now it becomes an issue of not truly seeing or looking deeply into what you see. One may look at this stump and see one thing from it’s roots, while another will see something totally different? That is fine and nothing wrong with that, but when someone tries to force us into seeing what they see, now you are getting into a dangerous area of, trying to control and be more powerful with your perception, over the perceptions of everybody around you.
With all the school shootings lately over the last few years, We all get caught up in the ” Gun control” debate………… It is really nothing to do with Gun control as we may perceive? It is really a People issue and how we perceive the issue around us. We tend to take the easy way out of everything, as we have become too lazy to actually work at changing what we need. The gun laws are in place, as well as the background checks, they just have to be enforced and not treated by the ones that sell the guns, as merely a way to put more greed into their pockets, plus anybody that will actually fire upon another Human, has some kind of red flag waiving over their their head, that the rest of us are ignoring and turning away from instead of recognizing. It is a combination between us not identifying the red flags and not having enough places for these people to go and receive the proper help, before they escalate into taking such abrasive and ugly actions.
We have all had these red flags at different times in our lives, we all deal differently of the flags, others around us would help us and not turn their backs on us when they see the flags? The red flags are the warning signs to our behavior, whether the behavior is good or bad, they still need to be addressed, before the flag wraps us within the confines of our actions. Back through the many years and Societies that have given us the schools, to ready us for the future, there has been what we call a ” bully”, these Individuals just to try to make themselves seem more powerful than those around them, they would inflict fear on their Victim/Victims. While inflicting the fear a Bully most always has a hidden fear within themselves they are hiding. Now we as the people of this Society and where we are disconnected are, who really are to blame for the actions within the schools? Some may say the Guns because it is an easy target, but in reality it boils down to the Parents and the Teacher’s, plus the whole Faculty of the schools, as the children do spend a lot of time there, where the Parents have entrusted these people within the schools, to protect and watch over their children. The Faculty needs to be trained better at not just identifying the red flags, but how to deal with the red flags, then pass the training to the Teacher’s and also the biggest area for whom should be identifying the red flags are, within the walls of the household, where the children are being raised and that goes to the Parents, who not only have given birth to the children, but raise these children to be better and stronger moving forward.
With all the red flags out there in this Society, it is time we raise the white flag to surrender from all our troubles, help ourselves as well as each other, instead of turning our backs and burying deeply within our troubles, which does nothing but fester inside, til one day we explode from all the suppression’s. Yes we the people are what’s wrong within the Society of today and until we the people come together in unity, come together showing more love and empathy for each other, instead of turning our backs or pointing our fingers of blame at each other, then the problem of the red flags will never go away, which will then have us all, never finding the true path of righteousness that Jesus showed us, which then will lead us to true happiness and true peace, with all the ugliness around us disappearing from all our paths we walk, through this journey of life.
” We the people are what’s wrong with this society and we the people can fix this society to be better and stronger”
” There are many flags throughout this society. but none as important as the red flag to recognize and fix what needs to be fixed to make the red flags disappear”
” The many perceptions of the many things around us, which is why we need to understand better our perceptions”
” Love and empathy and us the people coming together in unity, is what is needed to help keep the red flags from destroying all that is around us”
” Change comes to each of us daily, time we adapt properly to the change, so we all can move forward in the peace and happiness that we are missing”