Let’s clear the deadwood and end Bullying now,

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There is so much more to walking the path we chose through this journey of life. We all at some point within our lives have been Bullied or have Bullied another, the thing we never talk about especially those who have been Bullied is, the fact that when you are being Bullied, you are shamed into thinking maybe something is wrong with me? Shame is a very powerful feeling deep within us all, when we are shamed we tend to forget who we truly are, for which we then put forth a fake self, just to try to fit in and be accepted. When we are shamed by another and bullied to the point we try to avoid others, we then become as lonely as this tree with all the deadwood around it.

There is so much true beauty around us as well as the beauty within each of us, that when we are Bullied and are shamed from the Bullying, we never get a chance to truly see any of the beauty around us or within. We walk our paths of this journey for we ourselves, it’s not about making others happy, it is more about being truly happy deep within ourselves, so we than can be happy on the outside, as we take this happiness to all that is around us. What a Bully never see’s when he is in the process of controlling what’s around him is, he never see’s any beauty either as to him there is nothing but power and control, plus the fact that a Bully has lost the feelings deep within himself like, the feelings of empathy or compassion, because if he felt either of these, he would never be a Bully anymore, to terrorize anyone of us.

The effects from a Bully can and will last a lifetime, they will leave scars and these scars can’t be seen, as they are deep within us, whether we want to admit to them or not. The scars from being shamed by a Bully are not just a scar that, with a band aid they heal and disappear from sight, these scars are emotional and come with great pain and hurt. The pain and hurt coming from shame, will have us become someone we truly are not, we ourselves won’t even recognize ourselves as we hide deep within ourselves and put forth this fake self, to try to protect ourselves from further pain and hurt, we will rationalize away anything coming from the shame as well as , going deep into denial, which then has us not even accepting our actions moving forward.

Bullying is nothing more than having the power and control over someone/something, it is also nothing more than using fear to have that power and control, a Bully is also a Coward as they can not even accept their own issues and then, they take it out on someone around them. A Bully can be anybody and you could be standing next to one now? The true way too stop a Bully is look them in the eye , show no fear as they try to make you fear, show them that they can not hurt or control you, as they then will cower away, like the true Coward for whom they are. There are Bully’s everywhere whether Domestic or abroad, we all have to face one sooner or later, now through Social media there are even the worse kind of Bully, known as the Cyber Bully, to which we never face, because they are a true coward that hides behind their device, these individuals can’t face any issues, let alone their own issues and hiding behind a device proves that, the problem is, they will do and say anything to have us become a slave to their words, so they than can ( in their own minds) seem as powerful to anything along this journey, but in realty they are the weakest link to this Society and need to be treated as such, so they will disappear from all our paths of this journey through life.

 

” A Bully is nothing more than a Coward that try’s to inflict fear on all that is around them”

” With a Bully it is all about power and control, when we don’t give them that, then they disappear like the tumble weeds in the wind of the desert”

” Shame is a very powerful feeling deep within us all and when we become shamed we then lose sight of who we truly are”

” Cyber Bullying is the new way of a Coward to try to control each of us, time we nip it in the bud and end their reign of terror”

” We all want the power and control, but when we forget of truly who we are, then our actions become inaction’s throughout our paths of this journey”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The road wasn’t always paved

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We all walk our paths through this journey of life, in the beginning of Mankind the roads were never paved, that came later as we evolved over time. Now within this Society we all live in, so much has changed since the time back in the beginning, so much change for the better, as well as so much change that…………… well let’s just say has made us worse in a lot of ways.

” Change is good when done correctly, change can be bad when we don’t truly understand”

Societies of our past may seem like it was a simpler life? What we of this Society always forget is, they were busy trying to make it better for us all today, only because we of today think, we are the best and brightest of all Societies. Every Society has had their challenges, but unless we respect those of the past, we will forever be lost within the clouds of our judgments.  We of this Society are so lost within the clouds, we can not see clearly enough, to walk our paths without tripping up on the bumps along the path. A lot of times we take action on something, without thinking through the ramifications of those actions, with all the technology we have today and yet, we can all be so dumb at the same time? In a lot of ways, technology has made us all fat, dumb and lazy.

Then there is thing called Political Correction, which now has us all fearing the ” I am offended” dilemma we are in today. If you can’t handle the truth, then stay home in the backyard under that rock which you crawled out from under. We say so many untruths today, that we totally have no idea between fiction or truth anymore, we hide behind our technology while we are on our social media, but really how social is this media, that we hide behind our technology on? Because we are on this so called social media, we then are not outside being social with each other anymore, instead we do nothing but stab each other in the back and create this thing called hate we see around us today. This journey through life was never about the hate and ugliness we see today, this is on us the people of this Society.

The roads never start out being paved and smooth, we are the ones that do the paving and make them smooth, but lately in this Society all the paved roads have become broken and riddled with cracks? As we all have become so lazy, all the infrastructure around us that Societies of the past have built for us, has become run down and broken and time to be rebuilt, the problem then lies with we the people being stuck to our so called ” social media”. Video games and how they have evolved over time and how they have become so addicting to so many in this Society, they to like our social media have torn us away from each other and totally have us glued behind our technology. It is time we get back to socializing face to face once again, time we stop being so negative of everything around us, it is time we share the love within us with each other, so we than can walk our paths of this journey in the peace and happiness we all so deserve and until we do this, the roads will become worse, with more cracks and bumps to trip us up.

 

” The roads were never paved and smooth as we ourselves had to get out and do the paving to make them smooth”

” Technology is good when it is used to make us better and stronger moving forward, but it is bad when it makes us fat, dumb and lazy”

” How social is social media when all it does is, have us hide behind it instead of actually being face to face with each other”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Journey within the Journey

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There are many journies within this journey through life, the problem within this society of today is, we let all the ugliness consume us so much that, we really never get a chance to truly explore all the journey’s, which then keeps us locked within our own little worlds, as we think this will keep us safe from all the pain and hurt? True it may keep us some what safe, but not from all, this will only make us more isolated and not able to properly interact with each other. You can clearly see by all the shootings and bombings out there, that there are some who clearly can’t see through the clouds of their judgments, because they have become so isolated within themselves, that they have lost their ability to love and show empathy, for anything/anybody around them.

The latest of this guy putting bombs in packages and the fact through an ongoing investigation, is that he was frustrated with his life? Really!!! And nobody around him saw the red flags popping up? There are always red flags for any kind of behavior we may or may not make, just that we choose to ignore these flags, as we think it will keep us safer? The only way we can be truly safe is, acknowledge the red flags, get the proper help for ourselves or whom ever shows the flags, then we can properly fix what we need to fix, as we than can move forward, throughout any journey within this journey of life.

There are many journey’s within our journey of life, we have the journey throughout our chosen careers, then the journey of where we vacation, the simple daily journey we take to and from our careers etc……. through these many journey’s there is a lot of ugliness that may cross our paths, it then becomes about how we deal with the ugliness, that then has us truly being of who we are, or becoming someone for who we are not? It is really not of how we avoid the ugliness, but how we fix the ugliness, to minimize it’s effects for the now and the later, so we all can enjoy these many journey’s within this journey of life.

We all have our places we go to re-energize, clear our minds, to totally relax our minds, body and souls. For me it is the time I spend within nature, whether canoeing like in this picture, hiking a mountain to reach the summit, camping within the wilderness away from the daily grind, or maybe just a simple nature walk? This is how I find true peace and escape from the ugliness that consumes us in our daily grind. The time we do spend in the daily grind and to not let it consume us so, maybe take up a kind of activity, like maybe bowling in a league? This gives you the sense of competition, while it keeps you focused enough to make good shots and beat who you are competing against. There are many ways to escape the ugliness around you, instead of letting it consume you and turn you into someone you truly are not.

When we walk our paths through this journey and we let any kind of ugliness consume us, this is a huge red flag that needs to be addressed. There is nothing that is worth we ourselves, losing a big part of who we are. When we take any action at all along our paths, we first should think through that action and if it involves bringing harm to anybody around us, this is another red flag that needs to be addressed. We all have had some red flags in our lives, the problem then lies with the way we address the flags, fix what we need to fix, so we can move forward better and stronger, within peace and happiness, through whatever path we choose, along this journey through life.

 

” The journey within the journey is a way for us to unwind, re-energize, clear our minds, to walk in peace and happiness always”

” Red flags are the signs sent from Jesus for us to fix what we need to fix, as we move forward in peace and happiness”

” Never let any ugliness consume you, as it will only destroy you from the inside out”

” When there is a red flag then throw in a white flag, to surrender and fix what you need to fix”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The view from the Eagles eyes……..

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I sit up here on my perfect resting spot and look down upon all the ugliness beneath me and totally wonder why would Jesus let this crap keep happening to the creation of his father? Why can’t those people down below simply just get along? There is so much hatred down below, I am glad I am up here away from all their crap, where I can be free to fly the skies and escape from all their hatred and ugliness.

I may be the National bird and symbol of this country, but right now I am totally embarrassed, for the way those people down below are not only treating each other, but show no respect for anything around them. They all lack discipline,  because without it they have zero sense of direction and no clue of where to turn. From what I see each one of them has their own issues for which to deal with, but instead of dealing with what they need, they then deflect the issues onto others and blame everything around them, without actually taking any responsibility for their own actions.

Now at first glance some may think we are free and fly around with no issues, on the contrary, we also raise our young as those down below the difference is, we actually teach them so they can fend for themselves when they reach a certain age. We build our nests that become our home for our young and we go out to gather food, so they can grow and become stronger, being this high up we deal with all weather issues from small storms to large ones and still we survive and move forward. This country from our vantage point is still a great country, just that it needs some tweaking, so all the people down below can come together in unity, instead of attacking one another at every turn.

Some may look up at us the Eagles and think of how beautiful we look and care free as we fly through the sky, but not one actually thinks of our feelings or worse, they probably don’t think we have any feelings?  That is simply because those down below are wound so tight, that they have suppressed their true feelings very deep within themselves. Every living thing has feelings, these feelings are within your hearts and souls and each of us including all you down below, whether you want to accept it or not, actually do have a heart and a soul. Life is a journey for all of us, you down below walk a path, we Eagles up above fly the open skies, the fish swim through the water, no matter of how you travel, the journey is all the same and we all travel through it in our own ways.

As I sit up here and look down on those who walk their paths, I cry real tears for what I see and how they treat each other down below, I feel my true empathy and wish Jesus would waive his hand over all, so everybody could just simply get along and stop attacking one another. If only those down below would get back in touch with their true empathy, just maybe all this hatred and ugliness would disappear?

The movie Forest Gump has one of the best lines, if not the best, ” Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will get”, This is so true and as you walk your paths, you just never know what is around the corner, til you actually get there and turn the corner. Life is like that and you have to be ready for anything, we all have our issues and need to understand that, understand the issues that come to us, then fix what we need to fix, so we can move forward stronger and better, this is how we the Eagles fly the open skies and look to all that see us, as if we are care free, we are only care free because we work at being this way, which is something those down below do not do, simply because they are wound to tight, from all the hatred and the ugliness around them.

 

” The view from the Eagles perch is the true birds eye view at all that is around them”

” You never know what is lurking around each turn, til you actually get there and take the turn in front of you”

” The Eagle soars high above as he looks down on all below, with beauty and grace”

” To cry real tears is not a sign of weakness as it only heals you from your sorrows and makes you stronger at all the turns”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have the Faith to Renew without Denial

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” Lent is a fitting time for self Denial, we would do well to ask ourselves what we can give up in order to help and enrich others by our own poverty, let us not forget that real poverty hurts: No self denial is real without this dimension of Penance”.

*** Pope Francis***

 

Pope Francis is simply trying to pull us all together, so we than can move forward within the peace of God, without the ugliness of this Society. We will never be renewed on this journey of Lent, if at first we don’t have the complete Faith, of not just ourselves but within Jesus Christ as well.

We all in this Society are in total Denial, as we can’t even take responsibility for either our actions, nor our inaction’s.  We walk our paths as if we are better then all those around us, we think we are always right even when we are wrong? God didn’t teach us the error of our ways, nor did his son Jesus Christ, when he came and walked this journey with us. We have become so consumed with all the drama and the ugliness, that we have totally forgotten of  “just how to walk within the shadow of our path  in the light of this journey through life.

There is so much negativity all around us, that we have to scramble in order to find anything positive anymore. With all the technology everywhere around us, especially as we sit and become consumed with the game within the computer, not only have we let these computer games control us, but we have let them become addicted, to  the addictive personality within us. The other part of this technology and all the social media platforms out there are, we now can hide behind our computer screens, with zero interaction of each other anymore. Without the daily interactions then our people skills we can not practice, which we then will have us become negative, sarcastic and hurtful towards one another. Gone are the days of, the children coming home from school, going home to change, so we can meet up with the other neighborhood children and putting together a pick up game of whatever sport we choose on that day? These are the days that made us into who we become and helped us learn the art of social interactions, so we than can come together in total unity, to conquer all our fears with confidence and gusto.

Lent is a perfect time for us all to reflect, renew, sacrifice as Jesus did on his journey, so we can come together in unity, come together as one, so we than can help each other, instead of attack one another, with the full cooperation of each other, as we put down the technology and actually interact with each other. Technology yes is good and can help us moving forward, but when we become engulfed in it and lose total interaction with each other, now we have entered into the dark side of the technology, with all of us paying the price from our inaction’s and inability to come together and show our true feelings, of empathy and love that is deep within  our hearts and souls.

We all hurt in our own way, with the pain from the hurt affecting us all very differently, we all have our issues as well, with some being greater than others, you just never know of how deeply someone hurts real pain deep within? This is why we are all in the dark side of the technology, as we hide behind the technology and never actually see of who we are hurting, or who is hurting anywhere, the real pain of the poverty. Because we hide behind the technology, we don’t allow ourselves to truly feel any feelings, when we do go out our people skills do not come with us, as we do not even give each other the time of day, which makes it very easy for us to becomes so engulfed in all the ugliness of today. Empathy…………Huh! it doesn’t even exist, simply because we are so consumed with ourselves, Empathy and love are both within our hearts and souls and that warmth you feel in your heart, that is Jesus talking to us, but in this Society we simply ignore him, like he doesn’t even exist.

Jesus sacrificed for us, so why can’t we sacrifice for him and maybe get out from the technology from time to time, like during the forty day journey of lent, then we can actually see each other and just maybe interact with each other. Then through that interaction, just maybe we can get back in touch with our true feelings deep within our hearts and souls, so we all can walk our paths through this journey of life, in the peace and happiness, with the true love that Jesus showed us, while leading us to the path of righteousness.

 

” Through true interactions of each other, there will never be objectification as we view each other as a person within this journey”

” Denial we may not realize now, is the suppression of our true selves deep within ourselves”

” The journey within the journey as we walk for forty days through Lent just as Jesus did from ash Wednesday to Easter”

” Instead of hiding behind the technology and the social platforms, go out and actually be social and learn to interact with those around you”

” Some may hurt real pain with some being brought on by another, but to suppress the real feelings will only amplify the pain, instead of helping to relieve the pain”

 

 

 

 

We are ” Destroying” ourselves throughout this Journey

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” The ship is sailing to take us to our destination, not to dictate of where others think we should go”

*** BowlingChef***

 

We of this Society have witnessed way too much ugliness, even more than Societies of the past, true other Societies have seen some ugliness, but the ugliness around us today, has pretty much taken on a life of it’s own. I mean seriously………….. All the mass shootings, the Terrorists wanting nothing more than to end all those who don’t share their warped and twisted so called lifestyles, then there are the children of the inner cities getting a hold of guns and turning them on anyone, just because they think it would be cool? You have the Parent’s of these children going around like their children are Angels and all other children are wrong? You send your children to school everyday so they can become smarter and live a life better than yourself, but instead the schools are a mess, between the Bully’s and the deranged ones wanting to hurt others around them, not only where are the Parents when their children need them most, but where are the Teachers, who not only are supposed to teach our children, but it is also their responsibility to keep the children’s safe from all harm and most importantly, the Parents actually trust these Individuals to keep their children safe, during their duration of the school day.

Natural disasters like Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Tornadoes etc….. These are going to happen and worry us greatly, but having to worry about all the other ugliness around us today, no wonder why we are a broken Society today.   Most of all the ugliness around us today is the responsibility of we the People of this Society and we are not doing a good enough job in eliminating this ugliness. We vote for these so called leaders to lead us in this Society, so we can all be better and stronger moving forward, but instead these so called leaders say what we want to hear, then stab us in the back when they get voted in and proceed to do what they want to only benefit themselves. They make these Bills that turn into law only to help a certain few and the rest of us are left to fend for ourselves and struggle greatly, work hard, while some get everything handed to them on a silver platter? You want real equality……….. It has nothing to do with how much money you have, or what color you are, or even what sex you are, we are all Humans on this Earth, walking a path through this journey of life and we all need to smell the sweet smell of reality, instead of simply dreaming and sponging off of others.

These so called ” Dreamers” who walk into a country and think they can sponge off the people of that country, need to seriously get a life and try working as the rest of us do everyday. Your dreams will never come true if at first, you don’t put in the work and simply help yourself achieve your dreams. Let’s take the American Dream for instance, you think you can just lay there and ” Poof”, your dreams are there in front of you when you awaken? I got a news flash for you…………. it don’t happen that way, you first have to work hard, so then your dreams can become reality. In this Society for some reason, we have become afraid of working hard and even the thought of work, not only scares the hell out of some, but it sickens them to the point they can’t even get out of bed to work. The video game craze has made us become anti social, as we sit in front of a computer, instead of going out and becoming social with those around us, because of this we have become very scared of face to face interactions with anybody, but put us in front of a PC and suddenly we now become very active with our voice and in most cases, we say the wrong things cause there is no true interaction going on at all.

There is a simple solution to all this ugliness, but first we as a Society have to come together in unity, then the solution will be right there in front of us, especially when we not only have complete faith in Jesus Christ, but we also have complete faith in ourselves. With the complete faith in Jesus and ourselves, then there is always hope for a bright future, as we walk our paths through this journey of life. Also when we dig down deep within our hearts and souls, then we can truly feel the love and empathy within us, which will then aid all of us moving forward, as we then battle all the ugliness and defeat it, once and for all. The ugliness is only a product of just how divided we have become, leading us into this broken Society, if we only felt deeply of the love and empathy within us, then all the ugliness will disappear from all our paths through this journey of life, so we all can be at peace and happiness, while we all work hard at making our dreams become our reality.

 

” A dream is something we make up while we sleep and is greatly different from what reality truly is”

” Sometimes a dream can become a reality, but first you need to work hard to make it that reality”

” Some may try to steer us in the direction that we feel uncomfortable, which is why we need complete faith in Jesus and ourselves to overcome and go in our own direction”

” We are all equal to each other as Humans walking a path no matter of who you are, which is why we should never let money, color or sex determine our equality”

 

 

 

 

 

 

A day for Holocaust Remembrance………

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” To watch over, to protect, to serve, all the qualities that are deep within us all”

 

Throughout this journey of life and with the many Societies that have come before us, there have been much crap that has come to us, there has been a whole lot of ugliness, that you think just maybe we would of all learned from it? There to is so much hatred around us today and within the time of Societies past, that instead of learning from it, we then proceed forward, without addressing it, so it all festers deep within us, which then we let it totally control of who we truly are.

Love is much more powerful than all the hatred we see today, but yet we let the hatred seem as if, it is more powerful while it controls of who we are. Love is also within us all, as the hatred is a learned process and in no way is this within us. Instead of showing our true empathy of each other, we then mock, make fun of and laugh at those around us, when they fall and become hurt with real pain. It is sad when you are one on one with another and that other will show their compassion and empathy with you, but when there is a group around them, now they will stop at nothing, to show to others that they are more powerful than those around them.

There has been many times within our past like the time of the Holocaust, many times with many people hurting real pain at the hands of others or another. We the people let this happen simply because, we are too afraid to end up like those in real pain, within today’s world we have the groups like the Terrorist’s, that use fear with their sick and deranged actions, to bring much hatred and ugliness all around us. The Terrorists have in many ways become modernized, smarter and more creative, in the ways they bring this ugliness and hatred to us, so the way we eliminate them are, we become smarter and more creative, while we stand up to them and look them in the eyes, then put their fear they bring to us and put it right back on them, all the while we dig down deep and totally release the Love and Empathy within us, throughout all that is around us.

People who suffered through the Holocaust were innocence surrounded by ignorance and those who thought that, treating others as they did, would make them more powerful then all those around them? There are still some out there around us, still living from that terrible time they went through and yes they still feel deeply the pain and the horror of that time. We may never truly heal from such a horrible time, but we can move forward through time to be better and stronger, but when we let hatred control of who we are, when we let all the ugliness around us consume us so, we will never truly feel the love and the empathy, that is within us all.

When God created us, he filled our hearts and souls with his love and empathy, so we can share this with each other, God did not in any way, put within us this hatred or ugliness we see around us today, all the hatred and ugliness is on we the people of this Society, who walk a path through this journey of life. The hatred we have learned over time and with our actions of each other and should in no way, define who we truly are. Who we truly are is, a Human with the love and empathy of God deep within our hearts and souls, who shows true compassion of each other, while we walk our paths through this journey of life, so we all can be at true peace, with the smile of happiness on all of our faces, no matter of who you are.

 

” The Holocaust was a horrible time with much pain and hurt, to truly heal we first need to look back so we can not repeat such a horrible time”

” The pain and hurt of hatred may scar our souls, but the scars should never dictate for who we truly are”

” Hatred is learned, the ugliness may consume us, but the love is deep within us and the most powerful of the three”

” We the people with our actions have created times like the Holocaust, we the people with our actions can spread the love within us all for true peace and happiness”