The Beauty of the Trail

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All trails are unique to each other, each trail tells a story if you look deeply into them and when you truly listen to them, then you shall see the true beauty of the trail. Some may hike a trail to the summit of the mountain, just to reach the summit, take a ” Selfie” on the summit, then post to their social media platforms, showing others of their hike. This is fine, but………. But your missing the big picture and not truly listening to what the trail is saying to you.

The mountain trails have a lot to say if you really listen to them as you trek along the trails of the mountains. From the mountain streams you cross, to all the different plant life and the animals all around you, some of what you may never see  along the normal 9 to 5 of the usual path through the journey of life. We become so fast paced within our regular daily events, that we never take the time to actually look deeply into what we see, just as a long the trail of the mountains, when we just hike too post to our social media platforms, we totally miss out on all the true beauty that is around us along the trail.

Some may not have the desire to hike a mountain, or may look at it as too much work to climb to the summit? That is fine there are plenty of Nature trails that are easier and still offer you the chance to get outdoors, to truly enjoy ” The beauty of the trail”. Some of the mountain trails can and will show you of just how out of shape you are, these trails will totally test your physical ability, as well as your mental structure, but the reward of the beautiful view at the summit, will have you in awe of the trail you just hiked, plus when you truly looked deeply at all that was around you as you hiked the trail, now you can totally feel the peace and serenity that is within you, with a huge feeling of accomplishment.

The beauty of the trail will captivate you, when you truly listen to what the trail is saying to you, it will have you think less of the work of reaching the summit and think more of taking in the true beauty all around you. The problem within this Society, especially within the big cities, is that we never take the time to enjoy anything around us, let alone………….taking in the true beauty of all that is around us. We get so caught up in all the hatred and ugliness of today, that we then forget of who we truly are, we forget there is more to this journey of life than what we see everyday, it is also true that we get so consumed within the everyday life, that we then become someone we are not, whether of our own doing, or of the doing from someone around us? Which then we either become a Victim or help create other Victims of today and through all this we objectify others around us, instead of looking deeply into them, to see that………..yes we are are equal to each other, just unique in our own way. The true empathy and love is within us all deep within our souls, just that we bury it so deep within, that we can not truly feel it as we should, so we than can spread it among each other, as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

The beauty of the trail can and will have us look deeper into what is around us, not just too see the beauty on the trail, but to see all the beauty around us, whether we are on the trail, or walking our paths of this journey. The beauty of the trail is magical and can transform you into, being true to who you are, while you look deeply into all that is around you, while it brings you closer to reality, instead of further away from reality, as walking the streets of society will do. We all walk a path through this journey of life, let’s do it correctly so we than can experience true peace and happiness always.

 

” The beauty of the trail is magical and can transform you back to being of truly who you are”

” Just as we are unique to each other, so are the mountain trails, full of true beauty always”

” The mountain trail are alive and will talk to you if you look deeply into all that is around them”

” Life within the society can change you into being someone you truly are not, as life on the trail will bring you back to being who you truly are”

 

 

 

 

 

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The Journey of the trail

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The journey of the trail, some trails are short and some long, some trails are an easy nature walk, as most will test your skill and endurance, none the less all trails offer you the same thing…………. The fact of getting outside and being one with nature.

Don’t be frightened of how the trail may look at first glance, as you will never experience true beauty, as you would on the trail of your choosing, while you look deeply into what is all around you. The journey of the trail will have you travel along many different terrains, with some being muddy and murky, others bumpy with many curves, then as you climb higher, now you walk among the clouds on top of the rocks, that make up the summit of the mountain.

All trails start with the getting out of your vehicle and putting on your gear, including a good pair of hiking boots. You want a good solid but comfy boot, as this will determine of just how good of a day you will have on the trail. You will also need plenty of water as you will need to stay hydrated on the trail, not staying hydrated will lead to a whole different issue, than just walking the terrain of the trail. Don’t forget the first aid kit and keep it stocked, as you never know for what will be needed, especially on rugged terrain. Then there is the much needed snacks for the trail, as with the calorie burn, you will need to replenish the body with the important vitamins. When you are on the trail, you simply never know what you may en-tale? So it is important to be as ready as you can be, for what ever that the trail may have in store along your journey.

Hiking along a trail can be the best and funnest of times, as it can also be the hardest and worst memory of your life, which makes it even more important to be ready for whatever you may come across, to minimize the worst and greatly improve the best of times, you never forget the camera as well, so you can keep good records and good memories, not to forget that, you can capture some really good pictures of many different kinds of animals and plant life, that you may normally never see, in your everyday world. of the 9 to 5 and go home to sleep for the next day.

While there may be many different hikes out there, some being day hikes and others over night hikes, the one that really grabs me is the Appalachian Trail, at just over 2100 miles, ranging from Georgia to Maine and all the states in between, this hike takes six months from start to finish, through all different terrain and all different kinds of weather that Mother Nature may throw at you, but none the less, when you complete this hike, it will not only give you a sense of accomplishment, it will give you a huge confidence boost, that will have you feel like that is nothing you can not do.

Within this broken society for which we all live, sometimes we get so caught up in things that drag us down, instead of pick us up, that we forget about doing things that make us feel great. We are afraid to do things that we think others will poke fun at us, so we then lose sight of just doing things that makes us happy, as we than can walk our paths of this journey through life in peace, so we than can feel good of ourselves, regardless of what others may think of us? Life is too short not to live as we want to live, but always remember that, when we do it correctly, then life itself will bring us great rewards as well, without being sad or depressed for living a life of regret, because we were too afraid to simply be ourselves, be the true person of who we truly are and not the fake person that we hide in plain sight within this broken society.

 

” The journey of the trail encompasses many things, but nothing better then making us all feel good of ourselves”

” When the terrain becomes rugged and steep, is when we are at our best along the trail to persevere and complete the trail”

” Never forget of truly who you are, as this will always help in us feeling good of ourselves, within this broken society”

” The trail may be long or it may be short, it is still a trail that we can walk, to help us all in being truly of who we are”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mountains are calling……….

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To those who have never trekked upon any mountain, let alone mountains that stand tall before them. When climbing any mountain you first have to be prepared for any weather changes that mat occur, then there is the terrain whether rocky, muddy, degree of steepness, or fallen trees in your way, you need a good pair of hiking boots, as they will provide support, as well as give a good grip for all the different terrain you may encounter. Hiking up mountains like in this picture, isn’t just slapping on a pair of sneakers and running up a trail, you first have to study the trail on a map so you don’t get lost along the trail, what would happen if the markers of the trail are not there, as they may have been knocked down during a storm or for whatever reason? You need an idea of how to navigate on the trail and a compass in the pack is a good tool for all Hikers.

We may hike any mountain simply because it is there? But for some we hike that mountain, to look deeply into what we see. Mountains have a way about them, that changes us as we trek to their summits. We start along the trail with one mind set or attitude about us, but as the trail dictates to us, we then change our demeanor, change the way we think of the mountain, look deeply into what we see, so we than can see all the true beauty of the mountain. There are no two mountains alike, each mountain is unique just as we are unique to each other and each mountain has a tale to tell, we just have to look deeply into what we see and not just climb the mountain because it is there.

The tale of the mountain begins at the beginning of the trail, with the different plant life, the different animals you may encounter, as they call the mountain their home, then along the trail and as it to changes from under our feet with the degree of steepness or maybe the width, with a good drop right next too us. plus as we get closer to the summit, now everything still changes, especially how all the trees are getting smaller as we climb. The vegetation OH!!! so delicate, becomes very different and if you step off the trail and kill, the vegetation it now dies and takes hundreds of years to grow back. Now as you reach the final push to the summit, you find the rest of the trek all rock with the trees as big as a small plant, you are now above tree line, leaving you susceptible to all the weather that the mountain endures, not too mention, you are out in the wide open with no cover to seek.  The mountain has many tales as you trek up it’s trails, with your feet feeling the heartbeat of the mountain with each step. In some ways the journey to the summit of the mountain, is similar to the journey of life, you walk a trail within both, you endure many changes along the trails, when you don’t respect the trail like life, now you have some crap to get through, but when you walk the trail in life the right way, it will reward you greatly, just like the reaching the summit of the mountain, with the great views, that wait for you to enjoy the peace and happiness, of a trail well blazed.

 

” The mountain is calling, you simply just look deeply into what you see, to truly understand what the mountain is telling”

” Hiking up a mountain is more than just physical exercise, it is true exercise for the mind, body and soul as well”

” Mountains will have an effect on all who trek them, that’s why there are many changes along the trail of the mountain”

” There are many rewards that come to us along this journey of life, but the reward of reaching the summit of any mountain, will take your breathe away with it’s beauty”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hidden trail……….

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The Hidden trail within Nature is only hidden if you don’t go out and explore what is around you. As you walk along trails like this, you just don’t know what lurks in your path? The trail is hidden deep within the woods and as you venture out on one trail, you just may come across many more like it, along your journey within Nature.

The wooden trail deep within the woods may scare some to not walking it, as they may not want to become lost in a place they are not familiar with, but that is part of the fun and having a good sense of direction and a knack of looking toward the sky and knowing where to go, as the position of the sun sets your course, this is what’s so intriguing about these kinds of trails, which then when you make it back to your camp site, now you have a sense of accomplishment that makes you feel good about yourself.

While walking along these trails you are within the homes of many animal life and plant life, to see some of these animals and plants you normally do not see, this is the exciting part of the trail, it makes for an interesting walk that has you looking deeply into what you see. Unlike our normal run of the mill walks within our neighborhoods, or maybe a lunch walk at work, it is awesome to get out and explore, just to see things you normally would never see. The biggest problem with this Society is, we don’t get away from our daily grind enough, so we can truly unwind and relax away the stress of the grind, instead we let the grind dictate our actions, which in a lot of cases, has us becoming someone we truly are not.

A nice walk within Nature and along the beauty of a hidden trail, in a lot of ways is better than the therapy you may pay for, as it is a natural type of therapy that soothes the soul and helps you breathe in fresh quality air, now don’t get me wrong it is nice to have someone to talk with to unload some of the daily grind, but it is also good to get out and explore things you normally would never explore, which then has you see what true beauty is and being one with Nature, now you can actually feel the stress of the daily grind, just lift out of your body, leaving you feeling lighter and more relaxed.

The hidden trail may not be that hidden in reality, but to you it is hidden, as it is the first time you have walked this trail, leaving you with a good feeling of accomplishment. Plus the setting up of a camp site, giving you a place to sleep within Nature as well as cook a meal over the open fire and the getting away from the daily grind for a short time, not only does this make you lose the time of day, now you become totally relaxed with the worries of the grind melting away from your brain, leaving you even more relaxed and a feeling like you will never feel, when you are within the daily grind and feeling like a robot that doesn’t stop. There is more to this journey of life than the nine to five daily grind, you just have to go out and find that trail, find that camp site, so you than can be truly of who you are, let the stress leave your body, so you than can be totally relaxed to enjoy your path through this journey of life.

 

” The hidden trail is not so hidden while you walk within it and explore all that is around you”

” A walk within nature is good for the soul and helps you unwind from the daily grind of the nine to fives”

” Go out and explore something new, as you never know what you may see or find, which will help you totally relax and truly be of who you are”

” The beauty of Nature is a great way to find that free therapy, to help you unload the stress to feel lighter and relaxed”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beautiful colors of Autumn

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Change is never more front and center then the cool Autumn days,

The red’s the green’s the yellow’s and the oranges so bright and beautiful,

Old man Winter is right around the corner with his white blanket to cover the Earth,

The changes of the Autumn season right there for us all to see,

All we need to do is look deeply into what we see,

We to go through changes just like the four seasons of the calendar year,

If Nature can change and show it’s true beauty, why can’t we do the same,

All change is good when done in the right way.

Some change may bring some pain and hurt,

But when we stay true to who we are, all change is definitely worth it.

 

 

 

The cool Autumn days may bring a chill to your bones with a shiver,

As you build a comfy fire within the fireplace, the shivers go away with the heat,

The summer heat is okay, but the cool Autumn days delivers a brand new outlook,

As the leaves show off their brightness and beauty, the tree’s are exhaling for the Winter cold,

With the cool days of the Autumn air, it can bring us all closer to heat up our paths,

But with this Society as is, the coolness of Autumn becomes freezing cold,

We all walk a path through this journey of life, time to walk together,

So we all can be warmed with the love and peace that natures shows us,

As it too changes from season to season and shows it’s true beauty for all to see.

 

 

 

With Autumn comes warmer days and cooler nights and makes for true beauty,

The Animal kingdom running around getting their lives in order,

fixing their homes and gathering their food for the long Winter months,

These cold days makes for many changes to all that breathe on Earth,

When change is handled correctly, it makes for a smoother transition,

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, each season has its own beauty,

With each season brings many changes to us all,

just as our paths bring many changes at the cross roads,

With all these changes and some being good or bad,

Some bringing real pain and hurt to us as well,

but when the changes are done correctly and with confidence,

We all can go through this journey of life,

Better and stronger,   as we feel the love within our hearts,

Then share the love with each other, so we all can,

be at peace with much happiness always.

 

 

” The Autumn season is full of so much beauty for us all to enjoy”

 

” Change comes in so many ways, we just have to have faith and except it”

 

” he heat of the summer leaves us for the cool Autumn air, as we put on a Sweater to enjoy all its beauty”

 

 

 

 

 

The Natural Flow

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The natural flow of the water within this pond is so invigorating,

On this day the water looks so calm and invites for some kayaking pleasure,

Yes there are days this same water can be as rough as the Oceans water,

The natural flow of the water within Mother Nature can be unpredictable,

We take for granted all the bodies of water around us,

As water can come to us and be a very destructive force,

Simply look no further than what Hurricane Harvey has done in Texas,

We don’t think of the waters destruction with each drink from the tap,

When there is too much water in a short amount of time.

Coming from a Hurricane and making the shores of the rivers over flow it’s banks,

Now you have a body of water over flowing towns with no where to hide,

Homes being swamped, vehicles becoming stranded in there place,

People becoming homeless with no where to turn,

Water can destroy all that is around when Mother Nature opens the valve.

 

 

Water like within this pond can be deceiving at times,

but for the most part ponds like this are a great place for our boating enjoyment,

Go out in the kayak and explore all the inlets of the pond,

maybe even watching a Moose or Deer or maybe even a Bear,

Come to the waters edge within the inlet for their daily splash or drink,

Then their are the islands along the pond that are uninhabited,

Islands that you can paddle to, get out and walk around,

so you can explore all the beauty that is around you,

There is so much to a body of water, the last thing on our minds,

Is the destruction that the water will bring during a natural disaster,

There are also the fish and other amphibious animals within the water,

These animals survive and thrive in the water along their journey,

Every living breathing thing on this planet survives somewhere even we the humans,

We are not alone, which is why we all need to unite during the wrath of mother nature,

Mother Nature has so much beauty within her,

But yet she can also become so violent at times as well,

Which is why we should never take anything for granted,

As when we do, it can be taken away as quick as we received it.

 

The wrath of Mother Nature is like no other on this planet,

Which is why we always need to respect her and all that is around us,

When we pull together in unity especially during the toughest of times,

There is nothing that can come between us,

Nor can anything keep us from moving forward along our paths,

through this journey of life plus become better and stronger with each step.

 

” Everything in life is temporary and can be taken from us at a moments notice”

” Water is more than just filling a glass from the tap, it can destroy all in it’s path”

” A body of water like a pond can be relaxing for us to embark along it’s shores, but never take for granted any body of water within Mother nature”

” The beauty of being out in the pond on the water can turn to being quite scary when Mother Nature turns up her wrath”

 

All the Ugliness needs to end within this Society.

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In today’s Society there is way too much drama and ugliness, Whenever someone becomes hurt, there are many that will exploit their hurt just so they can seem more powerful than they truly are. We just like the Animal Kingdom will pray on the weak, so we ourselves can look powerful to those around us. It is a dog eat dog World out there and we the People are the ones totally responsible for letting it get to the level it has reached.

There are many places around the globe that many have settled and have become cramped, as the living spaces for which we live, are as close to each other than they really should be, this only breeds the ugliness further, as there is no true privacy anymore, everybody becomes engulfed in the others situations, we all are guilty of the ” it’s not me” scenarios, just to make ourselves look less guilty than the other. but when we buy into living spaces so close to each other, this gives us no choice but to get consumed with all the ugliness within this Society. With all these close quarter living spaces, it gives each of us more opportunity to hate on each other, simply because there is no space to breathe in ¬†and breathe out normally, so we can relax and take the time to fix our everyday needs. So as we go through this journey of life without the ample time to fix and mend properly, now you have many within a Society burying deeply all their issues, hiding truly of who we are from all the rest of Society and with that, you now have a broken Society that is in need of a major fix, with no true peace and happiness anywhere.

Very true there are many places out there to explore and get lost within true peace, not all roads are cluttered with vehicles to the point you are stopped from moving forward, instead of being closed minded to all that is around you, be more open minded and truly look deeply into all that is around you. there is so much more to this World and Society, then of what we may think in our everyday grind, we are so close minded today, we then let ourselves become consumed with the ugliness, instead of truly being of who we are and seeing everything around us with an open mind. This journey of life is of what we make it and when we are so close minded, then this journey will be about the ugliness and crap we see today, but when we fix what we need to fix, keep an open mind of everything around us, then the ugliness and hurt, will then be replaced with peace and happiness, as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

There are many roads within this Society that are still left to explore, we first have to bury the hate, stop living within the drama and ugliness, so we than can see the true beauty of what is around us. When we see all the true beauty, then we can truly go out and explore, finding that there is so much more to this World and Society, than what we see within the ugliness of today. I get we all want to live in the now, but when the now is full of ugliness and drama, then something needs to change, like we ourselves in how we look at everything around us. This journey through life is all about beauty as God wanted us to see, but the ugliness we have created as people of this Society, has even God disappointed at what we are doing to what he has created for us. The time is now for us all to change, end all this hate of each other, end all this ugliness and drama we have created, so we than can walk our paths of this journey through life, in peace and happiness always, as we see nothing but true beauty, instead of ugliness and hatred.

 

” End all the ugliness, end all the hate, end all the drama, so we all can walk this journey in peace”

” Not all roads are cluttered that will stop us from moving forward, we just have to move past them so we can open up the roads for safe travel”

” Ugliness and hate will do nothing but keep us all from truly moving forward, time to change totally so we all can see nothing but peace and happiness”

” Time to stop ¬†being consumed by the hate and ugliness, time to see past this crap so we can see all the true beauty around us”