Who am I… What’s my identity

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” John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ” Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the World””.

*** Jn 1:29 ***

 

When Jesus came to us and walked his journey with us, he like all of us, had to find his identity, find his way as we all have to find our way, to be prosperous and happy, while we not only find the love within us, but share the love with each other. When Jesus came upon John, John thought he had come to bless him, but Jesus said to him, ” you have found your identity, now you baptize me, so I to can find my identity in the name of God”.

Within today’s Society we have come to know an Identification as a license or anything that shows who we are to each other? That is merely a superficial way of telling each other apart, but our true identity goes much deeper and we have to look deeply into ourselves, so we to, can truly find our identity and who we truly are.

Part of walking our paths through this journey of life, is for each of us to truly find of who we are, so we than can know our true identity and not the superficial one that gets issued to us. These superficial identities can be stolen and duplicated, as our true identity can never be stolen or duplicated and is of who we truly are.

Knowing of who you truly are is key to walking your path in peace and happiness, when you put forth this fake identity, then not only are you not being true to yourself, you then are not being true to those around you as well, when you walk your path without being true to who you are, then there will be a lot of ugliness that will come to you and surround you as you try to move forward, you then become lost throughout your life, without no sense of direction or a sense of pride in truly being your true self. Through the ugliness then the clouds of your judgments will become so thick, you will then wander instead of walking your path, with no sense of urgency, that will have you not understanding anything and complicating more this journey through life.

An identity is more than just a license that gives you a privilege to drive a vehicle on the road ways of this planet, We all have an identity that defines us all as an Individual throughout this journey of life. Just that when we become lost within the clouds of our judgments, we then lose sight of our true identity and lose touch of who we truly are.  When we are in control of ourselves, our true identity stays in the for front of who we are and we never become lost along our paths of this journey of life.

Jesus came to John the Baptist cause he had a true identity of blessing all those who come to him in the name of God, to forever walk their journey in peace and happiness, then once Jesus was baptized by John he to could move forward in the eyes of God, to bring many teachings, love and peace to us all. Some of us never find their true identity and then their lives are in the clouds of their judgments, with no sense of direction to where they are going and this leads them to nothing but ugliness and mixed feelings, with no faith and hope of everything around them. To know our true identity is not to open your wallet and look at your picture ID, your true ID can only be felt deep within yourself, feeling the love of God within your heart, then sharing this love with each other, while we move forward with confidence, as we show each other who we truly are, then we can walk our paths of this journey through life in peace and happiness always.

 

” Who we are and our identity goes a lot deeper than reaching in a wallet showing this picture ID”

” Jesus went to John the Baptist to bless him, cause he knew truly of who truly was”

” A driving license gives us a privilege to drive on the roads, our true identity gives us strength to walk our paths of this journey through life”

 

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Love, Respect,Rewarding,Hospitality

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We climb mountains like this, not just because they are there, or maybe simply to pass the time? We climb mountains like this because we Love the getting outside part, we Love the adventure part of the journey and we also Love what our Reward is, when we reach the Summit of the mountain. While Hiking our journey to the Summit, we quickly learn to Respect the mountain and the trail for which we climb, we Respect everything around us like the plant life and the animals that may cross our path. Then we come to realize all the Hospitality of all the other Hiker’s that we meet along the trail, with just a quick simple hello and have a great day, by an Individual that before then, you never knew existed as we walk our path through this journey of life.

I just attended an event which very much had these same traits like, Love, Respect, Reward and the Hospitality. This event was for a sport that I very much enjoy not just for the competitiveness but for the game, this sport is Ten Pin Bowling. Bowling to some may be just a night out, or maybe a game for which to pass the time, Bowling to me is the Social interaction with others, making Friends with others that if it weren’t for the game, maybe you would of never met these People? It is also the fun you have competing with other’s, now some Leagues may be more competitive than others, or maybe you are good enough to compete in some Tournaments? The sport of Bowling teaches us all that, even through the competitiveness, we can still get along and have fun together, playing a game that we all, Love, while we Respect the game and each other, earn many Rewards and accolades, While we simply have fun and share much Hospitality with each other.

Now with all the Crap we see around us today and what the liberal Bias Media would want us to believe so they can sell their print and make money on our account, there are still good people around us and we can still enjoy each others company, without the word Hate even being a thought in anybody’s mind. Even through the competitive part of the game, when the game is over you can still shake hands regardless of the out come. The Hospitality part of Bowling is very seldom talked about, but yet is the part of the game that makes it the best sport out there. The Love and Respect that is shared by each bowler, is the biggest reward within the sport of Bowling. Unlike other sports, when an Athlete reaches a certain point, they lose the Love and respect, the Hospitality becomes non existent and the rewards then never come, which then makes us very Bitter and Hostile toward each other.

This Love, Respect, Reward and Hospitality will never die, only we as the people of this Society and the actions we take, makes it very difficult to truly see the good of these traits, makes it very difficult to receive any kind of a reward, as the Hospitality and the kindness will never be shared by we the people, as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

 

” Love is within us all and much easier to share with all those around us, the hate is learned from our surroundings and harder to spread among us”

” Respect is a trait that when we acknowledge and care for one another, then the feeling within us fills us with great warmth”

” Rewards comes from all our hard work, without the work there are no Rewards”

Hospitality quite simply comes from us being nice to each other, as we share the Love within us with each other”

Good decision/bad decision…Hmm!!!

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The decision for Bill Belichek to kick away the ball at the start of overtime in last nights game, totally lies on him to do so and with his track record over the last fifteen years as the Coach of the New England Patriots, who are we to second guess his decision?

These pictures here are of two totally different paths, just like in life you also have different paths in sports to get to where you want to go. with the way the Offense played last night, compared to the way the defense played, clearly was part of the way Bill made his decision and all these theories we are hearing today, totally lie with the sports media, in trying to stir up as much drams as they can, so they can have a job to stir the drama with. Bill has brought four Championships here to new England over his tenure here, why should we stop trusting him now? Even Tom Brady came out and said the defense played better and he is the common denominator in all the different teams that Bill has coached here.

Talk about the media creating drama in sports, there was a report of Peyton Manning using HGH in the year 2011 after his neck surgery, which this report was later recanted when the reporter came out and said he was wrong, but now the seed of drama is planted and a very hard seed to dig up like the weeds in your green grass. Tom Brady came out in total defense of Peyton, as he is going through the same seed of drama with the deflate gate crap and can totally feel what Peyton is going through. This is, what is wrong with our Society of today, here you have two of the best Quarterbacks in the history of the NFL and there are some out there through jealousy, that will try to take them down, instead of sitting back and enjoying the show that they are putting on, year after year.

True we here in New England may not of liked the call to kick the ball away and pass up the chance to end the game with the offense scoring a touchdown like the Jets did, but when you sit back and review the game inside the game, you can see clearly why Bill made this decision, as the defense out played the offense in last nights game, it is just that it didn’t work out for the Patriots like in years past and with all the injuries to key players, shows that even the mighty Patriots fall Victim to the bug of an injury ridden season, like all other teams throughout the NFL.

With Bill Belichek and Tom Brady, the Patriots will always be in the talk of which teams will go to the Superbowl, but when key players around Tom fall to the injury bug, makes it that much harder to get there and that much harder a pill to swallow, for all the fans around New England to accept. The legacy of Bill and Tom here in New England is winning, but without all the key supporting players around them makes it that much harder to overcome adversity and keep the legacy of winning alive, I can say I was disappointed at the call also, but when I looked at the game inside the game, I clearly saw the reason why he made that call and totally respected Bill for making the call. #inbillwetrust Let us all here in New England always trust in Bill as his track record speaks for itself.

 

” just as in life, sports has different paths to follow to get to your true destination, hard work and determination shows you the true path to follow”

” Decisions are made everyday in life as well as sports, just that all the decisions made don’t always work in your favor”

” The New England Patriots with Bill and Tom will always be considered a favorite in the NFL, its the right supporting cast around them that keep them one of the favorites”

 

The road to a Championship

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The road to any Championship within any sport you may play, are full of unknowns, trials and tribulation. Now I am a New England Patriot fan not just of long standing, but I am what is known as the hometown Homey, with that said…….. I have also lived through the toughest of times when these Patriots lost more than they win, now with these Patriots of the last fifteen years winning more than they lose, I have earned the success this team has given me.

Since Bill Belichek and Tom Brady took the reigns of this franchise, the New England Patriots have become one of the best teams within the history of the National Football League, not too mention the best Quarterback/Coach tandem as well. You had the Steeler’s of the 1970’s, the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s that were great dynasties of their time and right now it is the New England Patriots who have become that great dynasty. Unfortunately with success comes the hater’s and in today’s World, the haters are ten times worse than of any other time. You also had the New York Yankees throughout their winning days within Baseball and became the most hated team within their sport, it happens because when a team gets so dominant and beats regularly other teams, it’s the fans that bring out this hatred of the team that their team can not beat.

” a team can only be a Champion when they step up to the plate and beat a true Champion with regularity”

I get the fact that the fans want to play and pick these fantasy teams to compete with each other, but these fantasy games have completely ruined all sports and completely took away any integrity that these sports had.  ” Let the real players stand up and play the game they love to play”. These fantasy teams that the fans pick, are just that fantasy. They are not real teams and from what I see all the other owner’s throughout the NFL, want these fantasy teams to make it look like their teams are doing okay? Roger Goodell the Commissioner of the NFL, is in power from the board of directors of the league and who are these directors? All the owners of all 32 teams in the NFL. When it comes to the New England Patriots, all the other Owners are the ones that have hated on this team the most, simply because they have made their teams look completely silly throughout all that watch the NFL. What I say to these Owners is, time to step up to the plate and beat a real Champion (fair and square) that the Patriots have become, so your teams can have a share of what being a Champion truly feels like.

It is not about the Patriots laying down so other teams can catch up to the curve, it is all about the other teams of the NFL catching up to the Patriots on the field fair and square. These Patriots throughout their history in the NFL have seen times where they lose more than they win, they didn’t whine and cry like the teams of today, no!! They just stepped up to the plate and with much hard work, became one of the best Franchises in the history of the NFL, it’s time the other teams follow the path of these Patriots, so maybe one day they to can become a True Champion.

” A True Champion doesn’t just happen, first there comes dedication, hard work and perseverance”

” instead of whining and crying and creating hate of a team, step up to the plate to beat a true champion and become the champion”

” Hard work is what defines Tom Brady and the number one reason why he has been so good for so long”

 

” The keeping up with the Jones”…

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Who are the Jones? And why do we need to keep up with them?

Who knows when or even why this saying has been around so long? All this saying does is turn each of us against each other and stops us from truly being who we really are. Just like the saying of ” having the American dream”, we all think we know what this is for example, big house, white picket fence, two cars with garages, wife/husband, children, wealth and our own piece of the pie. Unfortunately throughout this Society of today, this American dream has caused us to step on each others shoe shine, to the point no matter what we do, nothing shines around us anymore. We all have our issues and our struggles throughout this journey of life, we all want the American dream and keep up with the Jones part of the pie, but unfortunately we have all gone the wrong way and find ourselves exerting all our energy at swimming up the stream of the waterfall, instead of making it easy and simply flowing as the current down this stream within this picture.

It is okay for some good fun and competition between us, but when this good fun and competition turns to ugliness, like we see around us today, you think we need to truly change and look deeply into everything that is around us? Competition between two Sports Teams is part of the game and the magic word is “game”. We as Individuals who watch these teams, have taken this competition to an all new level, a level that has turned us all against each other, cause we don’t see it as a game anymore, we see the friendly competition between two Teams and have turned this competition into, an ugly competition that has forced us to walk our paths throughout this journey of life, without truly being who we really are.

We all have a purpose in life, we all set our goals so we can find what our purpose truly is. I understand we all have our issues and struggles along our paths, but when we don’t address and fix these issues, the struggles will never end and we will never find out what our true purpose really is. Life is a journey that we all walk along a path, the journey may be the same, as the path and the purpose are all different to each of us, not everybody has to keep up with the Jones to achieve true happiness, as well as not everybody will achieve the American dream for true happiness also, true happiness comes from each of us, addressing the issues and fixing them, so we all can find our purpose and walk our paths in peace, with true happiness along this journey of life.

 

” The journey through life may be the same, but the path and the purpose is much different to each one of us”

” The struggles and issues of life may have us swimming up stream into the waterfall, but addressing the issues and fixing the struggles will have us swim down stream, making our paths more peaceful with happiness”

” good competition between us is okay, but when it turns ugly is when we have to change the game, to make the competition fun again”

 

The 2015 Boston Bruins

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA          The Boston Bruins are a hockey team within the National Hockey League (NHL), they are also my favorite sports team and always have been throughout my life. Win, lose or draw, I will always bleed the black and gold, the greatest hockey talent ever to lace up the skates played for these Bruins and brought two Stanley cups to the city of Boston, his name is Bobby Orr and I idolized him as I played the game growing up. I have been fortunate enough to witness these Bruins going to five Stanley cup final, winning three and losing two. This team has always been competitive each season, with only a few seasons falling short of expectations, the thing most about this team is, throughout the years they have made the playoffs with lesser named players than other teams, could the Ownership maybe change their philosophy of this team a bit and actually spend for the bigger named talent of the league, possibly? But throughout my time as a true Boston Bruins fan, it surely looks like they are more about putting the profits in their pockets, instead of rewarding the true fans with some great talent, for more chances of bringing Lord Stanley back to Boston, where it belongs.

With that said……. My thoughts of Claude Julien is, he is a great coach with a great system of play, with his system he needs all the players on the roster to buy into the the system and execute the system perfectly and in 2011 they all bought in with the result being, they brought Lord Stanley back to the city of Boston where it truly belongs. After winning the Stanley cup (which is hardest trophy to win in all sports), the team got into salary cap issues and had to let go some of the key players that brought the identity to the team, with the result since has been a team in need of an identity. Identity in hockey goes way beyond the talent of the players and has everything to do with, group of players bonding together as one, taking their Individual talents, putting them together and making the entire team stronger, which makes them a difficult team to play against, for any team that they may face. When the entire roster of players bond together and play for each other, the result then becomes they win more than they lose, in 1970, 1972 and 2011 these Bruins showed just what bonding together means and what being a team family really means, these players from these Championship teams were a family on and off the ice, which they had each others backs and played hard for each other each and every game. In 2011 and with the system of Claude in place, then with all the players bonding together as a family and buying into the system, is the biggest reason why they brought Lord Stanley back to the city of Boston and why each and every game of that season they where a hard win for any team that they had faced. The Identity of the team in 2011 was that of, making the other team work that much harder to beat you, while the team/family of the Boston Bruins executed the system of Claude perfectly and piling up win after win. This team of 2015 definitely needs all these young players to buy into the system of Claude and bond together as one, so they to can create this Identity that the past teams of the Bruins have had, as well as the success they have had also, I will always bleed the black and gold of the Boston Bruins and do hope these Bruins can bond together as one, bringing Lord Stanley back to the city of Boston, where the true home of this most prestigious trophy truly is.

” The Identity of any team, starts with all the players of that team bonding together and bringing all their Individual talents together, making them a hard team for any other team to play against”

” when a sports team bonds together they become a family on and off the field/ice”

” Championships don’t always have to be won with the best of talent, they can also be won with a team who has the strongest Identity and who bonds together stronger than the opponent”

The fire that burns within the New England Patriots Organization

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA          The New England Patriots are a Football team that plays within the National Football League, from a fan who remembers the not so glory days and the days which they had some good talent, just not enough to make the playoffs each and every year. I also realize that this stretch of the last 10+ years they are on, won’t last forever, but I am not like the casual fair weather fan that are only a fan because of all their winning. Since a guy named Bill Belichek took over as head coach and a quarterback named Tom Brady took over the reigns as the starter on the team, this team has never looked back and take one game at a time. Their success over the last decade plus, has been just simply awesome to watch and when all is said and done with their careers ( yes all good things will end eventually), these two Individuals will go down in the history of the NFL, as the best quarterback/head coach tandem ever in the NFL.

These New England Patriots have won a lot more than they lose with that said, it also breeds a lot of hater’s as well simply because we in this Society are too lazy to step up to the plate to beat them fair and square. Teams in the past that have also gone through this like the New York Yankees and have won more than they lose, also shows how the Haters just give up and talk trash of the winners, plus they also become insanely jealous of their success. What I say to all the Haters out their is, ” Step up to the plate…put in the required work needed…so you can beat these winners and become a Champion yourself”.

These Patriots and especially Tom Brady through the off season of this year, has gone through more crap than any Professional Sports Player really needs to go through. The talks and rumors of “deflate gate” only strengths and shows just how these Haters operate, with the Commissioner of the NFL becoming a Hater as well, simply because he won’t let this go even with a Federal judge telling him he has no solid evidence or even a case to continue with. A Football in the cold weather is just like the tires on your car, it will lose PSI (which is pounds per square inch) of air within it, anybody with a  basics in chemistry can determine this, not too mention every time you get out of your car in the winter at a gas station, just to fill the air within your tires. Now with all that said it is also possible that maybe there were some gray areas explored not just of the Footballs, but the making of some plays and different formations for the team to line up with? If you guessed yes then your probably correct, but if you say that any other team does not explore the grey areas within the rules, to gain a competitive advantage, then I will call you out as a liar and a Hater also. Every team within all the sports and all the Individuals of the Individual sports all explore the grey areas, so they can gain a competitive advantage, it is just that some do it better than others and those that don’t do it well become Haters and are jealous of the ones that do it well. This is Human nature because nobody wants to lose and also, nobody ever remembers a loser.

We all walk a path within this journey of life, some play sports, some have no clue of any sport or how it is played. When you determine within your mind of something that you have no clue of, the only one that looks bad in this process is, quite simply you yourself. Tom Brady is proving this within this season of 2015, he is winning all his games this year, not just because he has a great team and coaching staff around him, but because he is just that good at what he does. Tom was drafted so far down in the draft, that he wasn’t even on the radar of other teams and his work on the practice field, together with his studying of the game of football and reviewing of the videos of what other teams do, is the reason why Tom Brady is so good on the field during game day each and every week of the Football season.

” Football is a game of strategy and which ever team has the best strategy wins the game that week, the talent of each player on the team is second to the strategy of the game”

” Tom Brady is the most competitive player in the game of football today, it is his hard work on and off the field that has made him this way”

” Haters will always hate because they are too lazy to step up to the plate…..put in the work, so they too can become a winner at what ever they want”