Sometimes our view of whatever we are looking at becomes obstructed, we can’t see clearly enough to pass a correct judgment, so we then make up any judgment that we think will be okay and for us, to move forward in a way we think we are better for it. This journey through life has many obstructions and at times we get frustrated which then has us not thinking through our actions, when we do this we just don’t hurt ourselves, we hurt all those around us as well, when all we simply have to do is, think and see through anything, before we actually take the action, so we all can be spared any real pain and hurt,
Most of the time we don’t want to see clearly as to spare us any pain and hurt, but this journey through life comes in what is known as a life cycle and just like any cycle, everything revolves in a circle, while yes it may be away from us, but eventually like all circles, it will come around once again. This is why we all need to see through and see clearly everything, making our future actions more informed, saving us from any pain and hurt that we really need not feel.
This journey through life may have a lot of elements to it, but when managed properly, these elements will help us walk peacefully along our paths of this journey. Sometimes these life events will come to us and try to control and disrupt our lives, this makes it very easy to not look clearly at what we are looking at, just so we can try to control any pain and hurt from effecting us so, we then hide deeply within ourselves as if we become invisible to all that is around us, this only compounds the pain and hurt further, which when the pain becomes to much, will then come to the surface like an explosion that rocks us to the point we can not handle. Anything in life when managed properly can be handled easily, just that we have to clear the weeds from our sight, to see more clearly all that is around us, then we can move forward better and stronger throughout this journey of life.
Look deeply into what you see, let your true feelings keep you in tune to all that is around you, so when the different cycles of life come a knocking, you will be ready, willing and able to deal with them properly, as you stay in control, without them controlling you. When we see clearly of all that is around you, we than can act properly , which will help us see through our actions, before we take the action, saving us all from the pain, the hurt and the sorrow, as we then walk our paths peacefully throughout this journey of life. With the pain and hurt we become to rash with our decisions and our actions, we react without thinking of the reactions, which then has us becoming way too negative and forces us come up with any solution, instead of the proper solution. Jesus came to us and showed us just how to walk our paths of this journey, so we all than can find that true path of righteousness, as we all live in the peace and happiness we all so deserve, without any of the ugliness we see around us today.
” Look deeply into what you see, to think of the reaction before you take the action”
” We all hurt from much pain and a lot of the pain can be avoided if we only saw more clearly before we react to what we think we saw”
” The journey of life has many elements, but when managed properly the elements never become to big too handle”
” All circles are connected with links, with wear and tear links become weak and break, why we need to see clearly to replace all broken links to be better and stronger”
As the days become longer with the light of day and as we walk this journey through Lent, we now know that the season of camping is right around the corner, the season for us all to escape the daily grind and venture to the out doors, where Mother Nature is ready to show us her true beauty. Primitive camping where you pitch a tent and as you lay down to sleep within your sleeping bag, now you can listen to the heart beat of the Earth, listen to all the nightly sounds, like an owl waking from their sleep as they only can see clearly at night, maybe if your lucky you can hear the whispers of the night or maybe a nearby stream will comfort you to sleep with it’s running water?
With your camp site all set up and the camp fire ready for the night sky, you now can plan your day for tomorrow, maybe a hike up a mountain to see as far as you can from the summit of the mountain and as you walk up the trail, you may see some scenes you will never see within the daily grind. Yes it is true a hike can be a lot of work, but it is work much different than the daily grind, it is work that can relax you in the right frame of mind, let alone that it will help clear your mind from all the ugliness that comes with being within a society full of much ugliness. To escape within Mother Nature is a great way to unwind and totally feel the stress melt from your body. We within this ugly society and through the dark days of Winter, let way too much effect us and let all the ugliness consume us to the point that, we become bitter to all that is around us, we forget that there is a whole lot more to this journey of life than, what we see in our daily grind. Yes we all need a paycheck to pay the bills and survive in our lives, but we become so consumed with that…………. we then totally forget to take some ” me” time to unwind and cure our mind, body and soul, so we can walk our paths of this journey in peace and happiness always.
Within this picture is so much peace and serenity, when you sit by the fire and take it all in, look out within the beauty in front of you, you can actually feel the stress leave your body and as the stress leaves you, now you can actually hear all that is around you, listen to the sweet sounds of the different wildlife around you, even hear the fish jump out of the water, hear the Eagles soar by with the greatest of ease, the loons chatting back and forth from a far, not too forget the many different birds singing their tunes throughout the echoes of the sky. There is so much beauty around you, you then forget of the daily grind and even though just for a short time, it is time you now can heal yourself from all the ugliness, heal yourself from what consumes you through the dark Winter days, so now you can clear the clouds from your judgments and totally heal your mind, body and soul from the stress of the daily grind.
Let’s not forget that when you escape to the beauty of Mother Nature, you are now within the home of many other different life forms on this planet, just like we live in our homes and we would hate for others to come in and disrupt our homes, we are now within the homes of so many animals within nature, like bear, moose, deer etc…. So as you set your camp always remember to respect their home, as we would want others to respect ours. Leave no trace while you are there and when you depart back to the daily grind, when you leave no trace when you leave, then you can come back to still more beauty, as Mother Nature is constantly changing with all within it. The plant life, the tree’s and even the animals, change all the time, just like we grow from our young ages, so does all within Mother Nature and it is a beautiful thing, to escape within nature and witness all the beautiful changes. Sometimes the changes to nature comes from violent weather, or maybe fire, but through these kind of changes, it may take some time, but the beauty does come back, for us all to enjoy once again. We all walk our paths through this journey of life, with one of the great perks of this journey, is the taking of some time, to get out and escape the daily grind, to really enjoy the beauty of Mother nature, to be at peace and happiness with ourselves and as we then heal ourselves, to get back in touch with the love within us, so we than can share that love with each other, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.
” Daylight savings may have us dread the loss of an hour, but we do gain more daylight to enjoy the great outdoors”
” Earth has a heart beat just like we do as well, mother nature has it’s beauty as do we as well”
” camping season is the chance for us all to escape the daily grind and relax to heal ourselves from the ugliness and see the true beauty of this journey”
” Mother nature has so much beauty within it, you can clearly see it all when you look deeply within what you see”
We all walk our paths through this journey of life, the paths are not always smooth or paved, a lot of times things happen to us along this journey, things we can’t explain or change, these happenings do not have to define us, nor do they have to dictate of where we are going through this journey, the choice is yours to make in order to walk your paths with confidence, walk your paths to be better and stronger, so as your path before you may look rocky or a bit out of source, the choice is yours to make in order to navigate along your path as best you can, so you yourself can dictate this journey the best way you can and make the path as smooth as you can.
We are all part of a Society that they to walk their paths of this journey, yes we do meet at the crossroads, but we don’t have to follow them and we can blaze out our own paths as best we can, so we than do not get caught up in all the ugliness like we see today throughout this society. Our inner strength comes from that child within us and when we don’t let that child grow correctly, then we lose that inner strength, which then has us become weak and unable to protect ourselves properly from all harm, which then has us all becoming so consumed within all the ugliness we see today. This does not mean we are better than each other, just that some may try to make others think that they are? Which then has us like…………… Thinking that whatever we do is wrong, but on the contrary, there is no wrong along this journey through life, especially if we walk our paths as best we can, without forcing ourselves on each other, without harming each other or bringing great pain to each other, when we respect each other, when we show love toward each other, then no matter of the path you take, we all will find that path of righteousness that Jesus showed us along his journey here with us, the path of righteousness is the path where there is no evil, no ugliness and that path where we all love one another as Jesus loved us, when he came to us and walked here with us.
This is the start of the 40 day journey of Lent, that same journey Jesus walked to not only show his love for us, but to show us all that there is a way around the ugliness and walk this journey in peace and happiness always. The choice is always ours to make, when we make the right choices, then the path that seems rough at first glance, will then become better, not that the terrain becomes smoother, but because we ourselves will see everything much better, because we than do not look at everything as evil. When we see everything as tough and evil, then Satan will sense this this and then the evil and ugliness will seem to grow around us, the choice is ours to make along our paths of this journey, the time is now along this 40 day journey of Lent, to make all the right choices, so we can end all the evil and ugliness, to move forward in love, peace and happiness always, as our Savior Jesus Christ showed us, along his journey here with us, throughout this journey of life.
” 40 day journey of lent for us all to renew and make better our paths of this journey through life”
” All paths have their degree of difficulty, its we who make the difficult less of to make the paths better as we walk”
” The paths and the happenings along the paths never have to dictate where we are going along the paths”
” How can you say to your brother, Brother let me remove that splinter in your eye, when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye?
*** LK 6:42a***
This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and as we enter into the forty day journey of Lent, let us remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us, showing just how deeply he loved us, while he to walked this journey, showing us all that yes, we to can share our love within, with each other.
Basically this quote talks of, before we can reach out to help another, we first need to help ourselves and over come all that we may be going through and struggling through. If you want to pull that splinter out of your brothers eye, then first clear the obstruction from your own, so you than can see clearly of what you are doing and as you see clearly, then the clouds of your judgments, will then be gone as the love within you, will then not only comfort you, but comfort your brother, as you remove the splinter, so he to can see clearly along this journey of life.
We all have our issues as we walk our paths of this journey, but yet we always see the faults of others and never see any faults of our own, we are always quick to point the finger towards others, but never point the finger at ourselves and accept any blame for whatever we do, others will surely pick up on our faults before we even recognize them ourselves. We are all guilty of this behavior, but we will never admit to any faults we may have.
A lot of times these faults will bring us great shame, shame that brings us great pain and when we hurt deeply inside, we then bury these faults deep within, so we than can try to move forward like there is nothing holding us back. So as we do this, we than never look at our own faults, instead we point out the faults of others, which then will stop us from truly getting to know one another, only forcing us to look at each other superficially, without truly looking deeply at what we see. There is always more than what we may see initially, just that we don’t truly want to see, cause then it will make us look deeper into ourselves.
Jesus as he walked this journey with us, showed us all that when we stay true to ourselves, truly feel our feelings within and feel the warmth of his love within us, then we to can not only love ourselves, but love all those around us, without any evil or unwanted thoughts. Nobody ever wants to show any fault, as this will bring out weakness and within a broken society as we are currently in, then any weakness will bring us more shame and pain, which we then will be open to becoming a victim of any kind, furthering the pain for which we already have.
Weakness brings pain and in a society of fakness, weakness makes you vulnerable over those who pretend to be strong, as they then seem to be more powerful than they really are. We never want to admit to our faults, so we than can bury them and seem strong to those around us, while we then point the finger of fault on those around us. We are all guilty of pointing the finger of blame, which does nothing but deflect any blame from ourselves, so we then never fix what we need to fix, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.
So as we walk yet another Lenten journey, let us do so as Jesus did these next forty days, let us sacrifice as Jesus did for us, as we truly get back in touch with our true feelings, unbury those faults as we work to fix what we need to fix, then we can truly move forward better and stronger and treat each other with respect, to keep our dignity, showing our true love for each other, then we can walk confidently on our paths, through this journey of life.
” Lets walk this journey of lent and sacrifice as Jesus did for us, to be better and stronger moving forward”
” Faults can only be fixed when we stay true to who we are, without burying them like they are nothing but dirty laundry”
” The journey of lent is a forty day journey, to get back to who we truly are, to become better and stronger moving forward”
” Our issues do not have to define us on our paths, they should help us to be better and stronger moving forward”
We all walk through this journey of life, the journey is all the same, but through the decisions we make on the paths we chose, we all may find that the journey is different for each of us, but as we get caught up within these decisions, it is our perception that is what makes the journey seem so different. We can all look at the same thing, but through our perception of that something, we will all see that thing very differently, that is a fact of life and one of those true facts we take so for granted.
We make decisions everyday of our lives, some decisions we make very easy, as others we procrastinate and take time to make, some decisions we make through the clouds of our judgments, as we don’t think through the reaction, before we take the action. Sometimes the decisions are clearly of common sense, but within this society where we lack the common sense, then we make the decision without thinking through the decision, which then has us back peddling, instead of moving forward along this journey.
We work our whole lives to build up a good self image of not just ourselves, but a good self image for those to perceive us by, then in a blink of an eye, or with one bad decision, that self image is destroyed, bringing us lower than we were, before we even did any building at all. this is the part of life we all dread, that part of life that we all slip on the thin ice around us and then fall through the cracks of the journey, leaving us submerged in the chilly wet water, then as we go into damage mode and try to warm up and dry ourselves off from the fall, as all those around us then perceive us in a very different light.
This journey through life has many decisions for each of us, decisions that can weaken us, or make us stronger as we move forward throughout this journey. Without common sense these decisions can and will bring us down, especially if we don’t think through the decision, before we take action on the decision. These decisions should never take control of us, nor should they ever be our destiny either. We should be the master of our own destiny and by doing that, we should always think through the decision, before we take the action of the decision. The best way to be able to take control of our destiny is, to never lose sight of our common sense, never bury that common sense so deep within, that we then forget that it is within us. This journey through life really doesn’t have to be that hard, but it is we who make it hard, when we make bad decisions, because we didn’t use our common sense, nor did we think through the decision, before we acted on the decision.
” Common sense isn’t too common within this society, only because each one of us is responsible for that”
” We have to live with whatever decisions we make, so why not think through the decision and make the most of every decision”
” To perceive what we see, is not truly of what we are looking at”
” The thin ice of this journey is only from the bad decisions we make for not thinking through the decision before we take action”
These two Individuals quite simply have been within the walls of Washington DC for way too long, they are so out of touch with true reality, they wouldn’t know it if it slapped them in the face. They say the American people approve of what they are doing, I have a news flash for you! We true Americans do not pay attention to the Fake News Media, of which you pay attention to.
President Trump is a businessman, he gave up his rich and famous lifestyle, to serve the American people. With becoming a successful businessman, you have to be able to accept failure, of which President Trump has done just that in the private sector, but with that failure has also brought great success as well. Now as President Trump has come into the walls of Washington DC a very rich and successful businessman and also is working for $1 for the American people, all others within those same walls have come to sit in their offices with little or no money to start, but now are all very wealthy today? Hmmm!!! Makes you wonder just how corrupt those walls are? Politics is a dirty game and the money is just as dirty as well, with all the back room deals, the I will scratch your back if you scratch mine, if any Politician is reading this and takes offense to this, then you Sir are the problem and part of the swamp that needs to be drained.
The so called CNN’s and MSNBC’s of the world are what Fake news is all about, they are so far left and so biased against this seated President, they will make up any kind of story, in order to keep their agendas going, as well as keep all the far left Socialist Democrats, looking like their ( pardon the french) shit doesn’t stink. The hatred for our seated President, by these people on the far left is so great, they simply can not see any kind of true reality right in front of them. You want to know where the division in this country is and where it all starts, right there within the walls of Washington DC.
Until our so called leaders pull together and truly work together without prejudice, then the division will never end and true change will never come to we the people, of this great country of America. President Trump has made a lot of great strides for this country, but like a winning championship team in the NFL, everybody within all three phases of the game, have to not only be in sync, but they have to be all on the same page as well. The Senate, the House and the Executive branches of the Government, need to all be in sync and on the same page, so we all within this great country can reap all the benefits to be better and stronger moving forward, it is not so much as our so called leaders getting more Fat, dumb and rich, while the American people get stuck on the back burner and burnt, with no where to turn. In the 2020 elections we the people need to be much smarter with how we vote, as the direction of this great country is at stake and most definitely, it is time to eliminate the dead wood within Washington DC, so the rest of us can walk our paths through this journey of life, in the peace and happiness, we all so deserve.
” Dumb and dumber may be a movie, but there is plenty of dumb and dumber types within the Government of this country”
” Let’s take a lesson from the football team the New England Patriots, to truly see teamwork at it’s best”
” You can not have failure without success, just as you can not have success without failure”
” When you have division within the leader’s, almost always you will have division within the rank and file as well”
” Change is good when done correctly, new ideas with the change can be a great combination, but when the ideas are so far fetched, makes for more chaos, corruption and ugliness”
I am sorry but this woman scares the heck out of me, with her far left Socialist ways and whacked out ideas, I mean really you simply can not take this woman too serious. This woman was voted into Congress by the state of New York, now I do not know the who voted for her, so I will just say, New York is responsible for any damage this woman does, while she serves her term in the 116th Congress.
Ms. Cortez has this new green deal, that basically has me saying………WOW!!! Eliminating air travel, guess work around a Cow’s flatulence and economic security for those not willing to work? These are the very Socialistic ideas that scare the crap out of me and it should you as well. Socialism never works and if you look into the past, like at the old USSR and even the present, with what’s happening in Venezuela, You can clearly see the corruption, the anger and the ugliness of which Socialism brings.
” Be careful of what you wish for”, yes this sounds cliche, but when we are a country in dire need of true change, we sometimes over look the fact that, when we try to send a message to the ones already serving as our so called leaders, we don’t truly look deeply into what we see, in order to truly vote in the right Candidate, that has our best interest, within their minds, instead they think they can make a name for themselves, for pushing forward something that makes completely no sense at all.
There are plenty more within the walls of Washington DC that just don’t get it, some are newly appointed and some have been there a while, who should be gone and one of those who have over stayed his welcome is, Congressman Markey, who is in this picture to the right. He has also gone to the far side of the left and has adopted these Socialistic ways for the simple common sense, that is deep within us all, not too mention……… I can’t stand the way he speaks, like he is talking down to us and he has all the power?
Now here is a stat that we all over look when we go into the voting booth, the fact that some within the walls of Washington DC, go in with little or no money, but when they leave they all of a sudden, have become multi millionaires? They do this on not just our watch, but also on our dime and they do not even care, as they are only thinking of themselves, with not even an after thought of you and I. The facts are the facts and it is time we all hold them accountable for their actions. The one point to make in all this is, all our Politicians are Lawyers, who think nothing at switching around some words, to what they think of as, justifying what they are doing.
Getting voted in to an office within the walls of Washington DC, should never be about making it a career, as now they are more focused on the power for themselves, instead of actually working for the American people and making this journey through life, better and stronger for all, as we all walk in the peace and happiness of Jesus Christ.
” Facts are the facts and actions will always speak louder than any spoken word”
” The spoken word can be twisted to fit into any narrative, but actions you own and are held accountable”
” True change is never forced, as it is always natural with zero pain of any kind, to trip you up along your path”
” Since from you shall come a Ruler, who is to Shepard my people Israel”.
We all get so wrapped up in our Professional lives, that we forget to simply take some ” ME” time as we walk our paths through this journey of life. When we grow up and become a productive member in this Society, we become all about our jobs, we become about making money so we can survive in this society to the point, we then become lost from all the true beauty all around us. Sometimes we don’t realize of what we are doing til it is too late, then when we finally wake up to our own realities, we get depressed of the fact that so much has passed us by and we haven’t even taken the time to enjoy any of it.
Now I totally get the fact that we need to work and build up our nest eggs, but what good is that nest egg, if we don’t take the ” ME” time to enjoy it? I get the fact that we find a Company to work in and are happy where we are, so we then work as much and often as we can, to earn all that we can, all while putting aside that “ME” time for later, but sometimes that later comes too us too late, then we look back at what we missed, of which we become depressed when we look back. There are also these life events that come to us with some being, small and mild while others taking control of us. We then bury our selves in our work of our jobs, to try to move forward without feeling the pain from these events? We then become lost within ourselves without taking any kind of “ME” time at all.
We all need this all important ” ME” time, from time to time. This is how we recharge ourselves, this is how we get out and explore all the true beauty around us, while we let this beauty heal us from our troubles, heal us from the stress of our work, so we than can move forward better and stronger throughout this journey of life. Sometimes this ” ME” time simply consists of, taking to Mother Nature with some camping and hiking, even if it is just you and Mother Nature, just getting out there and healing yourself from the daily grind. Sometimes it is finding a hobby like The sport of Bowling, something you grow to love and excel in, bowling in a league or two, then showing what you can do in a tournament on the weekends. When these activities are not there and we are lost within the clouds of our judgments, from the daily grind of our jobs, we then feel incomplete as a person, while all else passes us by.
I get the fact that we need some money to enjoy the ” ME” times, yes it is okay too build up the nest eggs, but it is also important to learn to balance your time between the work and the ” ME” time, without getting lost within the corporate world. The corporate world is fine, but sometimes we let it dictate where we are going, instead of us dictating where we want to go. Within this society we walk today and the way the corporate world changes daily, we then fear that the change will leave us on the outside looking in, which we then do whatever within our jobs, to what we think as becoming valuable to the company we work, but in reality these companies really, could care less of who we are, especially if we are not producing for them, this is when we get lost within and totally forget that all important “ME” time.
We all need to recharge and clear the cob webs from our minds from time to time, find an activity that helps us do just that, so we can focus on ourselves, as we heal ourselves from the daily grind, heal ourselves from the pains that come to hurt us throughout this journey, when we don’t take the time to recharge, then we lose focus on where we are going and more importantly, where we want to go moving forward. This journey through life really isn’t that hard when we do it correctly, but that is the problem……….. we get lost within the clouds of our judgments so much that, we let everything else dictate where we are going, instead of we ourselves dictating where we want to go.
” Good quality of life is we ourselves taking the proper ” ME” time to recharge and refocus”
” The corporate world will consume us if we let it, we just have to find the right balance between “ME” time and work time”
” A nest egg is good for the latter of the journey, as long as we don’t let the latter pass us by without enjoying it”
” We all need to recharge and clear our heads from time to time, so we can move forward better and stronger”