A Society of zero Accountability equals a Society down a slippery slope……..

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Accountability first and for most starts with each one of us holding ourselves accountable for our own actions, before we can even think of holding each other accountable. Right now within this society there is way too much finger pointing and not enough holding ourselves accountable for our own actions. Yes it is very true that because we are Human, we do make mistakes from time to time, but when we do not hold ourselves accountable for those mistakes, then the mistakes get bigger, instead of correcting them and keeping them at a minimum. When we do not own up to our mistakes and point the finger towards another, then the mistakes will compound, not only turning them into something bigger than they have to be, but then the pain from the mistakes will hurt us all deeply, which then keeps us from the solution of being held accountable for our actions and keeping the pain from truly hurting us very deeply.

This picture was once a very vibrant slate quarry, that produced a huge amount of slate, back within the 1800’s, now I get the fact that there is always change that will come into our lives, but when change comes to an industry so vibrant for some other that just may not fill the void, then why change that? Now this quarry is sitting dormant for all these years, with all the fresh growth of Mother Nature all around it, covering what was once open and full of life. Just maybe there are a lot of hidden truths hidden deep within all the fresh growths, just maybe that they to back then went through their non accountability days and now look at what has happened? It seems funny that we all think we have the solutions for everything, but yet look at all the ugliness, the hatred and the crap that is all around us everyday, with none of us truly taking any accountability for our own actions.

There are some who are making it their mission to strip us of all the past, but seriously you need to look back at what was, in order to move forward better and stronger, you learn from your mistakes to be better, well the same goes from one society to another and when you learn from the mistakes of an earlier society, than just maybe a lot of this ugliness and hatred will go away? We the people of this society are the biggest problem within this society and when we do not hold ourselves accountable for our own actions, it then snowballs to the rest of us within this society and becomes bigger than it has to be.

You than have some that will take it upon themselves to control everything around them and will do anything for that control. They do things to others they know is wrong, but will rationalize away the accountability of their actions, just so they can seem to themselves as the most powerful over all? Meanwhile the ones that they take control of, have now become a victim of their control and with that victimization comes, a very deep pain and hurt, which the person in control who takes no responsibility or accountability of their actions, keeps doing as they are only because they think they are doing nothing wrong, then the powers of denial take over and when denial comes into play, then any responsibility and accountability become lost deep within the souls of us all.

This society is so driven to have all the power of each other, that all the responsibility and the accountability are lost deep within our souls and when you look deeply into each others eyes, you will clearly see that the denial has taken over, leaving us all deep within trying to escape the power of the denial. When denial has it’s grasp on us so tightly, we then lose sight of all true reality, we will never admit to this fact only because we do not want to admit to our faults, this is exactly why we are in a this broken society of, no responsibility and no accountability. Yes there is a way out of this and it will take each one of us being on the same page, we need to get over our own arrogance and truly look deep within our hearts and souls, find that the love of Jesus Christ is always there, just that we have never acknowledged his love. When we acknowledge his love and our hearts and souls are full of it, we then feel this warmth within us, that we than share with each other. It is a lot easier to share this love, than to share all the hatred and the ugliness we have been sharing. With the love of Jesus Christ warming our hearts and souls, we will then find that true peace we have always been looking for. True peace is never within the world of no responsibility or accountability, the only thing that comes from that world is the pain and hurt that hurts us so deeply.

Life within this society could be a whole lot easier if only we all did it correctly, instead of trying to control everything and everybody we can. We are all equal in the eyes of Jesus Christ, the only thing different is that we are all unique to each other. I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of people in this society that keep playing the race card? This is one of the uniqueness we bring to each other, but some will try to step on the toes of another, just so they can come across as more powerful than another? We need to stop trying to attack one another and start seeing each other as Jesus see’s us and that is, we are more equal than we think, when we do this we will find that the love of Jesus Christ will flow like water, out of each one of us, as we all move forward and walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” Responsibility and accountability goes hand and hand with each other, like peas in a pod”

” Accountability starts with ourselves then bleeds to each other within this society”

” To rationalize and deny, is what leads to no responsibility or accountability and all the ugliness and hatred around us”

” Power and control when achieved in the wrong way, will always come with much pain and hurt to us all”

 

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A Broken Society

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Right now as we walk our paths through this journey of life, we are all part of this broken society. This tree has become broken as well, but by the looks of it may have been caused by a lighting, it is amazing though of how it fell and like, it stuck out it’s long arm, to break it’s fall, so as not too get hurt to badly. Now as the limb has snapped off this tree, true that will be the demise of the tree, it will be not repaired, to live on as healthy and strong, as it nonce did, but this society unlike the tree can be repaired and live on better and stronger, as it would take the biggest team victory, in the history of all team sports.

This society today is so divided and really for no good reason, as we are all so into ourselves, that we can not see clearly enough to see the divide. It pretty much starts with the fact of the two Political parties, one hand you have the Republicans and the other hand you have the Democrats, which whether you are an elected official or just an ordinary Joe of either party, we all think our views are the way to go and we will never come together to simply chat of these views to see really which view is best and which is just a crock of crap. not only are we all full of ourselves, in order to make out that our views are better, we will ram our views down each others throats, while saying the hell with your view it simply does not count. Then there is the denial factor, as through this denial, we not only have these warped sense of views, but we will not only “not listen” to anybody else, only because our lies have become truths to even ourselves.

All this divide thing has started many years ago, but most recently with the regrets and the not excepting of an Individual winning the election of the most highest office on the land, then the disrespect of the symbol of this country, by Individuals being paid big money to play a simple sport, to most recently a member of our country’s world cup soccer team showing disrespect of that symbol as well, then there are those out there protesting and as they protest, they have zero clue of what they are protesting, except the fact that others are out there with the same zero clue. Everybody wants their five min. of fame, but to go out and protest just to simply be out there with no clue of why, is no way to achieve that fame, as it will only make you look stupid to the rest of us, as we laugh to no end at you.

There are these three Freshman Congress woman, which I have no clue of how they got voted into office in the first place, maybe people of their district were paid to vote that way? But anyways these woman have done nothing but bring even more divide to the rest of the walls of Washington DC as well as the rest of us in this country. There are also some members of the house and senate that have been there way too long and they have gone over to the dark side, in other words they have gone to the far left side of the liberal agenda, to the point that they have lost all sight of true reality. These so called officials within Washington DC are so blinded by their own stupidity and lies, that they can not even listen to the voice of reason, let alone anybody’s else’s voice of who may be around them.

Have you ever walked the streets of a big city lately? Everybody has their heads buried so deep into their phones, it amazes me that they even have a clue of where they are going, let alone pay any attention of who else is around them, nobody gives each other the time of day anymore, as we have become a society of arrogance as well as a society of divide. With all this division we all want…..want…….want……., but seriously……. we all can not get what we want, unless we actually give to get the want. Forest Gump said it best, ” Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are getting”, this journey through life is very similar and when you just simply be who you are, even then you do not know what you are getting with each step of your path.

 

” When something gets broken you first decide if it can be fixed, then you work on the fix of that something”

” A divided society is a broken society, leading to everybody not being on the same page Nor will we bend over backwards for each other”

” Two political party’s are not in place just to argue and bicker with each other, they are there to keep ourselves honest not only with ourselves, but with each other”

Standing Alone……

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Within this society of today and with the all the social media platforms, most may think having the most followers might make you better than the rest? Just because you get a lot of likes of your status on a platform really does not mean, others care who you are, what people tend to forget is, you are posting a status from behind the screen of your device and it is very easy to portray strength or be someone you really are not. Since the creation of Facebook and Twitter, we all have totally forgotten of who we are, instead we post a status that makes us out to be better than the rest, we hide behind our devices and use them as a crutch, to keep from simply being ourselves, only because for some reason, we totally think we have to put forth this fake identity in order for others to accept us.

Nobody knows how to stand on their own anymore, as all the real ” Social” interaction is gone from this society today. Without real interaction, we simply can not heal in a healthy way from what has hurt us with real pain. Somewhere along this journey through life we all have been hurt with real pain, whether that hurt comes self inflicted, or whether that hurt comes from another around us? The pain still hurts, but we can not truly heal on our own and yes, we do need interaction of others to help us heal in a healthy way.

Now don’t get me wrong The social media platforms can be good when used in the proper way, family members who move away we can still stay in touch like they are still right here with us. Friends we have found in school or college and when those days end, we all go our separate ways, well now we can still stay in touch, for one day when we plan a get together or reunite, to catch up and keep the friendship alive. Throughout this society and with all the drama already within it, these platforms just simply bring even more drama, with some of the ridiculous posts some may place on their status? Most of the posts out their do not even come close to being true, as we have lost that part of the journey and we do not know how to be true, not just to ourselves, but to one another.

What’s in a status you say? Really nothing as being in front of the one you want to chat with, goes a heck of a longer way than what any status can say. Respect and Dignity are gone from this society only because we do not truly interact with each other face to face, It is the true face to face interactions that makes us better and stronger moving forward, between the fake interactions and the posting to a status, we have created this political correctness, which now we become easily offended and the thick skin we used to have is gone, leaving behind all the scars from what brings us pain and hurt, so now we all have become weak and damaged and will do whatever we can to protect ourselves, like hiding deep within just to minimize the pain.

Within today’s society and all the so called friends on our platforms, we really have become a lonely society, lonely because some do not have that one true friend to confide in and vice versa, when the going gets tough, when we talk deeply of ourselves that is when the true healing starts and within all these platforms and the hiding behind a device, this keeps us from being as open as we should, so we than can truly heal ourselves from all the pain and hurt.  In order to be stronger and better as we walk our paths through this journey of life, we always need that face to face interaction, so we than can heal as healthy as we can from whatever keeps us down, hiding behind a device teaches us nothing, the only thing the device may teach us is, make our typing skills that much better, but other than that it really does nothing for us. We can’t even walk within society today without the device in our hands, nor even drive our cars with the device glued to our ears, when we walk down the street we don’t even know where we are going half the time, as we walk with our heads down within our device, instead of looking at where we are going, some have become so addicted to the device, that they can not put it down even for a second. The sad part is, we can change this if we wanted, but these devices have become so convenient, that we do not want to change anything and just keep walking our paths through this journey of life, the way we want so we can keep this fake reality in front of us, so we can hide behind it to keep the pain and hurt hidden deep within ourselves.

 

” Standing alone comes true peace and strength, without hiding behind any device”

” When you stand tall on your own two feet with no crutch, you will always move forward better and stronger”

” A status is nothing really except a bunch of make believe on a platform”

” Social media can be a good thing when used correctly, but like everything touched by man, it has become old and worn out as also we have become the same way”

The Peaceful beach really exists

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We have all dreamt of waking up on that secluded sandy beach, but as we walk our paths through this journey of life and get so caught up within this society, especially a society full of ugliness, hate and tragedy’s, the secluded beach gets lost within the clouds of our judgements, which then disappears from our minds, leaving us with no where to turn, to escape the crap within the society.

Oh!!! that secluded beach is very inviting, but what really lurks deep within the forest behind such a beautiful beach? You tie off your vessel to secure it, as you find that magical space, to which set up your area of secludeness, as you sit there and look out into the water and clear your mind with relaxing thoughts, there is that one thought that keeps rearing it’s ugly head, as you keep turning and checking the forest behind and seeing if something is sneaking up from those woods behind you?

The woods of the forest so dense and thick with natural growth, makes it hard to get a good look at what might creep up from behind you? So you than get up, go to the vessel and grab the oar or whatever you have as a weapon, you go for a  little jaunt within the woods to explore and look at what is around you. The one thing you certainly find is that, the woods has it’s own kind of beauty, that compliments the beauty of the secluded beach perfectly, okay maybe you didn’t find anything terrorizing, or something vicious that would want to bring you harm this time, that don’t mean it is not there and reason why we should never let our guard down, but at the same time, never let it affect us to the point, that we never find the secluded beach and enjoy totally all of it’s true beauty.

Looking at this picture helps me remmember the television show Gilligan’s Island, makes me day dream of what it might be like being stranded on an uncharted Island with a very secluded beach, building a hut as a make shift house to hang my hat, be intrigued for what I may find, or even live as primitive as the Caveman, back in the history of Mankind. Creating and making your own inventions and tools, living within a world for which has only been within your head, to that point. Just think of it for a minuate…….. No chaos, no corruption, no ugliness or hatred, the only thing around is you and what ever lurks within the forest of that sandy beach, who knows there just might be Heaven on Earth and not just within our heads.

We all walk a path through this journey of life, it is we the people with our thoughts and actions, that bring this corruption, chaos and hate to this society, so the best way to end all this crap is, for each of us to escape the claws of denial and get back to living as Jesus taught us, get back to walking this journey with positive thoughts, as we stop all the negative chit chat and let our true actions do all the speaking we need, to move forward and not backwards, as we walk our paths throughout this journey of life.

 

 

” The peaceful sandy beach is so inviting, let’s never just see the peace and look truly into everything around it”

” The difference between a dream and reality is, a dream is fake news and reality we all live  together with our actions”

” To be secluded on a private sandy beach may seam like a dream, but that is really not what reality is”

” We escape reality to enter into our little dream worlds even for a short time, we can never do the opposite because it does not exist and not of who we truly are”

 

 

 

Living the Dream………….

” Living the Dream”? What exactly does this mean? I have been hearing this a lot lately, now I know this saying has been around probably for as long as Mankind? But seriously what exactly does it mean, especially when we all have different dreams from each other.

For me living the dream would be on my own little Island with all I need and away from all the chaos, ugliness and hatred, that is within this society of today. Maybe for someone else it might be, being free to do whatever they want to do and whenever they want to do it, just maybe someones dream would be like the American Dream? Which consists of, a house, a white picket fence, a family and a pet, now what most take for granted is, they both still are a dream and we all dream differently, with no two dreams being alike.

Do dreams really come true? Well……………… The jury is still out deliberating on this one, only because everything that comes to us, is there for a reason, everything that happens to us happens for a reason, it is just that we have to find that reason, so we than can move forward on our paths of this journey, better and stronger than ever before. It’s the reason part that we take for granted and most of us, never truly understand this part, so we usually skip this this and move on to the next part of the journey, which then has us all never finding any kind of reason for anything at all. As we walk through this journey. People and things come across our paths, they all have a reason for crossing our paths and will just never…. Just happen, for instance………… Someone wins big on a lottery scratch ticket, this doesn’t happen just because you picked the right ticket, it happened for a reason and it’s up to you to find that reason, so you than can truly understand the phrase of ” Living the Dream”.

True that living the dream is a form of reality for us all with different outcomes for each of us, so now the next time someone says to you ” hey how are you doing”, you can respond in a different way with the same words of living the dream, as now you actually mean what you say, with a true reasoning for whatever dream you are living.

Most dreams usually happen at night while we are sleeping and when we wake, we usually do not remember what we dreamt of while we slept, so as we say to each other the words of, ” living the dream”, how can we actually live a dream if we are awake within reality? With a dream we either do not remember, or it is something fictitious that never really happens. I think maybe we all get so caught up within our own little worlds, with these worlds becoming our own little safe havens, that we then look at them kind of like being on our own little islands, as we try to escape all the ugliness and hatred that is around us today? We can day dream of something, but mostly of what a day dream is, we are escaping the ugliness of what is around us at the present time, either way we look at what a dream is, it is still something fictitious, so we than can escape whether for a short time, the reality of our paths we walk, through this journey of life.

” Living the dream is something we say to each other as it is only a fictitious reality and not true reality”

” Some may be fortunate enough to actually remember their nightly dreams, as most do not, a dream is still just a dream and not true reality”

” A day dream is our way of escaping our realities even just for a short time”

” Everything that comes to us and happens to us there is a reason for it, it then lies on us to find that reason so we can understand better our realities as we walk our paths through this journey of life”

Uncharted Water’s

Through the uncharted water’s there is much uncharted land for which to explore and see all the true beauty that is within. At first glance it may not look that inviting? But when you look deeply within as you walk within the dense forest, you clearly see what is hiding deep within the forest, it’s true beauty and the heartbeat of Mother Nature. Land that is still untouched by man, land that the Wildlife roam free, land that in a lot of places you need a canoe or a kayak to get to, as there are no roads leading into it, which is why this land still holds it’s true beauty today.

Some within today’s society get so caught up within the cities, they have no idea of the true beauty around them, they have no idea that there is still uncharted land and water’s all around them, the only way to see this is, to really get out and explore all that is around you. We all work our 9 to 5’s, do our everyday chores, take vacations within our favorite places every year, instead off doing something different, we all get so caught up within the same routine, that we forget there is a far bigger world out there and even a world that, gets lost in the shuffle of life. There is so much to explore, that we don’t even try simply because, we don’t want to get away from the comfort zone we are currently within. Very true within this society we need to make money to survive, but while we are busy making that money, real life is passing us by. we go to our 9 to 5’s and in the process of us making money, we step on each other shine without even seeing at where we are stepping, only because we use each other to get ahead of each other, we think that this is the norm? But this is far from the norm and totally why there is so much ugliness and hatred all around us.

Then there are these ones who totally say what we want to hear, so they can get our votes and become our so called leader’s, as they then forget of what they said to us and only do as they wish for their own agendas? They bicker and attack their fellow constituents, as if we are not here…………. The people who not only put them in office, but the people who they actually work for. There are two parties within the walls of Washington DC, but the way they are all so divided, you would think there are many more than two? They totally think they are doing us all a favor by being in the walls of Washington DC, they really have no clue of how to do the proper job that they are suppose to do. But what they can not see is, the fact that their ideas are so whacked, but yet still push them on the rest of us.

We all walk a path through this journey of life, but when we don’t get out and explore all the uncharted lands and the water, then we are not truly walking through this journey as we should be, we are becoming so stagnant that, we are getting in each others way, instead of helping and loving one another, as Jesus showed us when he came to us and walked his journey with us. There is so much more to this journey, but unless we get out and explore, we will never experience the more and only keep furthering, what we may think is all what this life holds.

” The uncharted waters and the uncharted lands, they are their for us to explore, to see the true beauty and keep moving forward better always”

” We are all so full of ourselves, we clearly can not see any good that is around us”

” The two party system does work, just that we can’t stop fighting with each other to truly see that it does work”

” With the true faith in Jesus Christ as well as ourselves, the uncharted waters we shall see is there for us to explore and cleanse us of our pain and hurt”

Be prepared and ready for all that may cross your path

a pile of snow with a mountain in the background: APTOPIX Everest Death

The World’s highest peak that is mount Everest is a mere 29,029 feet, but what is even more important is the death zone of that mountain, the zone where you need to be prepared and totally know of what you are doing is 26,000 feet, at the death zone elevation is where anything can happen and you need to be hyper-vigilant of your surroundings at all times, not too mention what is happening to yourself in the way of elevation changes as well. There is no messing around hiking this mountain and at no time, should this mountain be used as a conversation piece to brag to others that, ” I have done something you haven’t”. even those in the most tip top shape have struggled hiking this mountain, simply because the elevation is the biggest factor in being totally prepared to hike this mountain.

Hiking this mountain and being above the 26,000 elevation mark is, kind of like a diver in the ocean going below a certain depth, the diver gets what is known as the Bends, when he surfaces he then has to get within a decompression chamber to decompress from the ” decompression sickness”, from ascending to quickly, even with the oxygen or the nitrogen in their tanks they still get this sickness, which is something that nobody climbing mount Everest even thinks about when they climb the worlds highest peak.

Right now the deaths on mount Everest is at an all time high and the Government of Nepal is not even thinking of making any changes to the rules? Right now if you show up with the $11,000 they will issue a permit to you, without even checking your mountaineering skills, or even the health condition of your present self, it is like all things today and about the money, especially for the small country of Nepal looking to survive within today’s world.

I put the blame squarely on all the social media platforms out there and the fact that people hike within areas without being totally prepared, just to gain a bigger presence on these platforms with more followers. Let’s look at a page on Facebook for instance, this page is called I hiked the 4,000 footers club in New Hampshire, this page has people posting pictures and bragging of their hike, with a lot of these hikers, not wearing the proper foot gear, or even carrying the proper equipment to be ready for whatever they may encounter, let’s go one step further here and the fact that, there is not enough adequate parking for all, so they park on the side of an interstate highway, just so they can put pictures up on their Facebook page or whatever social media platform they are using. Hiking anywhere within the white mountains of New Hampshire you need to be prepared for anything, especially the sudden changes in the weather, it can and will snow on the top of mount Washington in the summer and when you can’t find the trail because of the snow, then you need maybe a compass and even be able to see where you are just by looking at the sky, or just maybe remember your surroundings for the return trip. I noticed on my hikes a lot of times, people are looking in front of them for a trail marker and not looking at what is around them? What happens if that marker is not there for whatever reason? What do you do then? When you are above the tree line you see a pile of rocks, what are they? And what are they called? They are Carns and they mark the trail for you to follow.

This picture of the people climbing mount Everest, what is the biggest problem of this picture? If you said the line of people and being way to close to each other, you are 100% correct, because if one of them misstep and fall, now you have a domino effect of all going down and with the cliffs on both sides……………. Well with common sense you can see what is going to happen there. Even with the oxygen they are breathing from the tanks on their backs, that is still not enough at the altitude they are in, then you add in the fact that, when these people get to the top they want to take a ” selfie” and most definitely, they want people to see who they are in the picture, so they then take off the mask of oxygen for the picture, but they don’t realize that, even the seconds that the mask is off, is seconds to long at that elevation. Your body at that elevation is already changing and parts of the body is shutting down, because we are not cut out for this type of rigorous endeavor, no matter how much in shape you think you are? Just like all the deaths happening on mount Everest, there are deaths happening in the white mountains of New Hampshire, simply because people are embarking on these hikes without being properly prepared, for what ever might cross their paths, whether it’s the proper foot gear, to enough water to stay hydrated, or even the proper snacks for protein, or even carrying the right gear in the pack, just in case your stuck in a weather condition that changes drastically, no matter what the hike, you need to be well prepared and ready for anything that you may encounter along your path, of any journey you embark on.

” Be prepared is the biggest of the Boy Scout’s motto and something we all need to adhere to within the journey of life”

” A traffic jam of people on the worlds tallest peak, is something that should never be and dangerous for all stuck within the traffic jam”

” Just because you have $11,000 should never be all it takes to hike the worlds tallest peak”

” Social media platforms are being used in a way they were never designed to be used, because we the people misuse everything we touch without thinking through the ramifications of our actions”

From cool, to beauty, to fury………..

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Close Encounters of the third kind? More like Close Encounter with Mother Nature is more like it. Yes these clouds are cool looking, but they truly show how, that Mother Nature can go from total beauty, to total destruction in the blink of an eye. Never cross Mother Nature as she can totally unleash her fury on everything around her and nothing will stop her.

I have hiked Mount Washington in New Hampshire many times and with those times, I have seen as well the true beauty that mountain holds, plus all the different weather conditions that cruise over the summit of the mountain. Those weather conditions are the actions of Mother Nature flexing her muscles, changing the landscape of the Earth, by washing and cleaning all that we see and all that is around us. A lot of the change that comes to us, as we walk our paths of this journey, comes directly from Mother Nature, those Tulips you planted from a seed in your garden and are now in full bloom as a beautiful flower, that is directly from Mother Nature, as she has watered with the tear drops from heaven, or for you and me, the rain that is raining upon the Earth during the month of April.

Mother Nature is full of many changes all around us, some come with great destruction, as well as some with the soft touch of love, showing her true beauty to us all. When you get out and explore all that Mother Nature has in store for us, you can come to appreciate all that is around you better, so when you see the destructive part of Mother Nature, you than can come to respect her just as well, knowing that in an instant, all that you have can be wiped clear, as you then start anew, along your path of this journey through life.

Just as Mother Nature can flip that switch of being so beautiful one minute, we to can flip that same switch the next minute and as we see what we see around us today, you can clearly see we have lost control of that switch, with all the ugliness and hatred around us, which is similar to the wrath of Mother Nature, unleashing that beauty into an all out fury, on whatever is in her way, we do the same thing on each other and we don’t even know we are doing it, until we wake up and realize of what we are doing. The actions of mother nature and the actions of each of us, are all part of this journey, we just have to know when to get out and explore all that is around us, so we than can have a deep respect for what is around us, without not truly seeing and feeling what is around us, then taking an action of destruction, instead an action of love, showing the true beauty that is truly around us.

” The beauty is right there in front of us, we need to get out and explore to truly see it”

” The many faces of mother nature, just like the many faces of each of us”

” Mother Nature knows when to unleash her fury as she washes and cleans all that is around us”

” Unlike mother nature we have lost control of that switch, which we can clearly see by all the ugliness and hatred all around us”

The Camping Time Zone

With camping season upon us once again, you are now entering into another dimension, a dimension that puts you into a whole different zone, a zone known as the camping zone, which also comes with it’s own time zone, the time zone you are now on as you are camping within nature is known as, ” Camp Time”!!!

When you are on camp time, you just go with the flow of the day, without being pressured into any set time, like within the 9 to 5 where everything is measured by time, even as you sit to take a lunch break. Time is money is all you hear within the 9 to 5, well within the camp time, it’s about relaxing and doing when you feel like doing, sitting back and totally enjoying what’s around you, like the sounds of nature which are soothing and calming, if only the 9 to 5 time was more like the camp time, then just maybe, as we walk our paths through this journey, we could do so with less stress and with less stress, maybe we would all get along and totally share the love within, with each other every day.

This picture is what true camping is about, a little speck of land within the true beauty of nature. The lake, the mountains, the wilderness, all this and more as you become one with nature and totally unwind from the daily 9 to 5. Within this picture is nothing but peace and serenity and as you become deep within camp time, you can clearly hear all the sounds of nature all around you, the sounds of nature vary day to day, but the one constant would be, being surrounded by the peace and serenity, as through that constant, the stress of the 9 to 5 melts from your body, the clouds within your mind then becomes clear and you see more deeply everything that is around you.

Just as the Twilight zone is fiction on television, the camp time zone is reality and puts you into a place that is real, a place where you can actually feel and touch everything around you, pitch a tent, set the camp site, now build a campfire, all that is left is to simply relax within nature and with each new day, embark on a different adventure within nature, then back at camp for the nightly meal and relaxing by the camp fire. Some may camp within a trailer on wheels, with the comforts of home, that is camping yes and depending on the location? When you are in a trailer park with a lot of people and many activities to do, this is not true camping, as now there is no ” Camp Time”, with each activity having you on their time zone, true camping is deep within the woods of mother nature, where the only activities are the ones you make up as you go, with the daily walks within nature on your camp time, let’s not forget that within the woods of mother nature and with less people, you are now surrounded with true peace and serenity, to listen to the true sounds of nature, so you can truly heal from the stress of the 9 to 5, let the stress melt from your body and the clouds within your mind disappear, as you see more clearly of everything around you. The body can not handle all the stress we feed to it, just that we never enter enough into the ” Camping Time Zone”.

” The camping time zone is real, unlike the the twilight zone on TV”

” This journey is not about being stressed all the time, stress is not healthy and will keep us from being truly of who we are”

” The mountains, the lake, the wilderness, the bear, the moose……….Oh My!!!!! ”

” Let’s all enter within the Camp Time Zone more often, become one with mother nature, letting this journey be more peaceful and happy”

three tours in a hostile place, to find peace within nature

a tree in the middle of a lush green forest: This file photo shows the Appalachian Trail and the rural nature of the trail near the scene of the fatal attack Saturday May 11, 2019. This is about one mile from where the attack occurred. (Appalachian Trail Conservancy)

Such a tragedy in a place that, there is suppose to be peace and serenity, a place where you go to escape the ugliness? Although this poor Individual unexpectedly walked right into it. The Individual in question had served three tours in Iraq, came home not the same man he once was, he suffered from PTSD and depression, his wife says he would sleep all day and either watch TV, or play video games by night, the two had separated as he fell further into depression. Finally one day he wanted to truly find himself again, so he took to the trails of the Appalachian trail. This trail is supposed to be about peace and serenity, while you walk within nature, it helps you to clear your mind and feed your soul, it is not suppose to have any ugliness on the trail at all, but unfortunately, the ugliness found him in the form of an mentally deranged Individual.

This Soldier of three tours didn’t ask for this, as all he wanted was to truly find of who he once was, so he can continue moving forwarded better and stronger throughout this journey. Yes the person responsible was captured and brought to justice, but a little too late for this true American Veteran hero, as now he will never get that second chance, to be of truly who he really was.

Sometimes life just isn’t fair, this journey and all that happens within it, will bring great pain and hurt, this journey will turn us into someone we truly are not, with all the ugliness that is around us, most of the time it isn’t even our fault, as a lot of our pain and sufferings comes from another, or a situation that we have entered into. Then as we try to fix ourselves, it becomes even worse, as we then try to escape into a place where we think is safe, a place that has nothing but beauty all around at every turn, then unexpectedly, we are facing ugliness square in the eyes.

This tragic event within the trails of the Appalachian trail, should really of never happened, as this trail is within mother nature, with all the true beauty you can see far and near, when you plan this hike and take the first step on this great trail, the last thought in your head is any kind of ugly thought. There are many who hike, have hiked and will be hiking this trail, they do so because they have become lost on their path of this journey, they want to embark on a place, where they can clear the clouds of their judgments and truly get back to who they truly are. Depression no matter how you have entered within, will eat you from the inside out, while most of the time you hide deep within yourself and never let anybody in. The great Robin Williams is perfect example, as he brought us all to laughter, while he suffered deeply within, from this silent killer known as, ” Depression”. It can and will strike anybody and does not discriminate. Just like a member of the animal kingdom who prey on the weak for their next meal, so does a mentally deranged Individual prey on the weak, so they can feel more powerful, in their warped and twisted mind. The problem lies with our so called Leader’s who when they need more cash for their agendas, the first thing they cut is mental institutions, so now these Individuals have no where to turn, except maybe those who are around them and in a negative way, instead of a positive way. Yes in depression we don’t want others to know, nor do we not want to acknowledge, we have become victim of this depression, but when we take steps to fight it and instead we find the ugliness, this is what makes the actions so tragic, as we try to move forward better and stronger, along our paths of this journey through life.

” Go from three tours in a hostile place to, back home and try to be the same person you once was”

” The Appalachian trail is deep within mother natures beauty, the problem then lies with each of us turning to the ugliness and burying who we truly are”