Gaze into the rings of the Sunset

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The days bright sun falls from the sky at the end of the day in need of some rest,

Timing is everything when you see the sunset bring the the rings around it as it falls,

The glitter of the sun on the water reflects its beauty as it goes to bed for the night sky,

If you can catch the Sunset at the right time, you can also see  the many colors it brings,

But the timing of the colors are one in a million shot which keeps you intrigued as you watch,

The many parts of our journey has much beauty with the Sunset being one of the best,

We may be drawn to the beauty of the Sunset as it never calls,

The Sun rises in the morning with a bright hello and sets with a shy bye,

We walk a path through this journey of life with beauty everywhere on everything,

Just as the sun brings and ending and a beginning, an Eagle soars to it’s eggs to help them hatch,

 

 

The Sun sets making way to the stars and the Moon of the night sky,

The night sky when clear is as beautiful to see as the morning and evening Sun,

The night sky at the right time can be lit up with the lights of other planets,

Although always be watching for the big and the little dipper,

When the orbit is right you can also see the Space Station go flying by,

The Space Station has the Astronauts aboard collecting data for us below,

There is a lot of action in the night sky, only to be seen in complete darkness,

The Sun may look very cool as we watch it, but it is hot enough for us to fry,

We get away from the city lights to see the night sky as our journey becomes fun,

The night sky is full of interesting things including and occasional Comet,

Just as the Sun sets on the water so does the fish in the water like Flipper,

Gaze into the rings of the Sunset and see it sparkle on top of the water,

The journey of life is full of much beauty, you just have to truly look deeply into what you see, to truly see all of it’s beauty.

 

” The Sunset is an Astronomers delight, as they zoom in with the most powerful of telescopes”

” You may not see all the colors of the Sun when setting, simply because timing is everything as you sit and watch and don’t blink”

” You gaze into the sky as the Sun sets, just like you gaze into the night sky, to see the maze of stars within it”

 

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The Crown of Jesus Christ

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” There is a Baptism with which I must be Baptized, and how great is my anguish until It is accomplished”.

 

 

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This picture was taken as I was Kayaking around a pond in the northern woods of Maine. This proves that when you look deeply into what you see, you also can see cool things, that spark your interest further than you will ever imagine. I call this wooden stump the Crown of Jesus Christ, as it resembles the sharp thorns that was put together and placed on the head of Jesus, before he took the long walk where he died for the good of all Mankind.

We within this Society and being so far removed from the time Jesus came and walked his journey with us, will never see this stump and look at it this way, only because we don’t look deeply into what we see, we don’t let ourselves feel our true feelings and emotions, simply because we don’t want to be looked at as weird for actually feeling the true feelings that are within us all. We may see a lot of ugliness around us today and through this ugliness there is a lot of Evil, then being so far removed from the journey of Jesus Christ, we then let the thoughts of Jesus never existed, cause we ourselves never seen him. You don’t have to see him, he is within each one of us and when you have deep faith of him and yourself, he will come to you in a sign, like this stump came to me, along my journey of the pond within the Kayak I was in.

There will always be good and evil, it is the way Jesus gives us all a choice for which path you want to follow, as you walk this journey through life. The path of Good will bring you into happiness and love, with plenty of Peace and Serenity. The path of Evil is all dark, with no light to light up the path you choose to walk, Evil is not only full of darkness, it also breeds hatred and violence, which does nothing but turn all of Mankind against one another. With all the ugliness around us today, we tend to think that Evil is winning the battle? on the contrary, Evil may consume us for a short time, but in the long run it is the Good that always ends up conquering all Evil and all we have to do is, have complete faith in ourselves as well as Jesus Christ, so we all can walk our paths through this journey of life in peace and happiness, at every turn and cross road, that we come to.

This stump was formed naturally as it floated its journey through this pond, through it’s journey it became so smooth that it now shows its true beauty to all that look deeply into what they see. The true beauty and uniqueness of each one of us may have this stump look very different to each of us? That is part of the true beauty all around us, just because you see something being different than someone else doesn’t mean it is  wrong, it only proves further of just how unique we are to one another. I see this stump as the thorns put together to make a crown that was put on Jesus’s head, simply because I have faith and believe in him, those that have no faith and belief may see something else, there really is no difference, this is how Jesus wants us to be and he gives us that choice to see whatever we want to see, the problem then lies in the hands of each one of us, as the choices we make when we don’t look deeply into what we see, can turn ugly not just for ourselves, but for those who are around us, along our path of this journey through life.

 

” Choices are a part of all our journey’s, there is no wrong choice, just a choice that may bring either Evil or Good”

” You may look at something and see one thing, somebody else may look at the same thing and see something totally different”

” To take a journey into a place you have never been before, is like natural medicine that can change you for the better”

” When you have faith in yourself and in Jesus Christ, there will always be good to follow you, without the faith then the Evil will always find a way to corrupt you”

 

The Real true Beauty that is around us

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This is a mountain range in Franconia Notch, within the state of New Hampshire, One of the most beautiful of Notches that New Hampshire has. Once you reach the summit of any of these mountains, then walk across the ridge between each mountain, really there are no words, just quite simply……… it will take your breathe away with the beauty, especially on a beautiful sunny day with no clouds. For those yet to embark on any kind of real hiking and not a simple nature walk in the woods…….. what are you waiting for? True the journey to the summit may be a bit physical, it may take some work to walk the trails to the top, but the end result will leave you in awe for the rest of your life, not too mention, actually seeing all the true beauty of God’s Country, the way he envisioned us to seeing it.

Within this Society we all live, we don’t take enough time to enjoy all that is around us and I don’t mean, watching all the ugliness that surrounds us, or maybe keeping an eye on someone walking down the street, then wondering if they will try to break into your home? To truly enjoy all that is around, go to places that you normally would never go, go trekking on some trails that actually give you a workout and takes some work to walk, go camping in places that don’t offer you a swimming pool or nightly events for campers in the recreation hall,  go camping in places that are deep within the woods and your devices won’t work or even get a signal, that is the problem in this Society, people are afraid to go away from being plugged in to any device. There is a lot more to this journey of life then we even think about in our daily lives, we get so caught up in the crap, we then forget about the real world out there among us. I get the fact that we all suffer some life events at one time or another but what we forget is, instead of suppressing the crap deep within ourselves, fix what needs to be fixed, so we can continue walking our paths with confidence and strength. When we are strong and confident, our self Esteem then flourishes which helps us achieve all that we set out to do, when we suppress we then become someone we are truly not, which then leaves us within the world of self doubt, which is a place that has zero beauty to it at all. We all need an intervention in this Society, we all need to fix what the true problems are, so we than can continue to walk our paths of this journey through life, with strength and confidence, to be better and be at peace within ourselves and what is around us.

There is a lot more to all our paths of this journey through life, all we have to do is go out and explore, do things that take us out of our normality, change is good and when done correctly, change can be great for us all as we walk our paths of this journey. Go hiking up a mountain that offers you a challenge and that in return, will have your breathe taken away by the sure beauty that is around you. True you may become addicted to this beauty, but I would rather this addiction, then any evil addiction, like drugs… alcohol etc….. If hiking is not for you, then take to some real camping, like being one with nature and camping so deep in the woods, that your alone with your thoughts to unwind and clear your head of all the cob webs, that this Society en-plants within you. Real Primitive camping is how our true Ancestor’s lived, these are the true Warriors of Mankind and us today are totally weak compared to them. We have become so lazy with all this technology at our finger tips, that we have totally forgotten how to truly live anymore. We have become so dependent on being plugged in,  that we have forgotten how to unplug and enjoy all the true beauty around us. We have become so crazy within this Society, that we complain about everything around us, instead of really doing something about it, when we complain of everything we will never truly see the beauty around us, which will then have us become bitter of everything including becoming bitter of ourselves, which then lets self doubt enter into our lives as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

There is a lot more to life and walking our paths then being plugged in all the time, get out and enjoy all that is around you, simply by doing things out of the ordinary and taking you out of your normal life. Go out and explore in places that you would normally never venture, go trekking through the woods and see what kind of true beauty awaits you? Unplug from your daily routine and get plugged into a whole new world to you, a world that has no electricity and if you walk far enough, you just might find the true you, the you that has become lost within this ugly Society of today. We as Humans are very unique to each other, but when we keep attacking one another, only shows just how dumb we have become within this Society and the fact that we all need a major intervention, as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

 

” The true beauty awaits you, all you need to do is unplug and explore what is around you”

” Hiking and camping to some is too much work, but it is work that will give you the biggest rewards”

” Unplug from your devices and get outdoors and plug into the true beauty of life and truly find the real you hidden inside”

” Change is scary, change can be difficult, but when done correctly, change can be the greatest thing we will do”

 

Greed is the root of all Evil

” Then he said to the crowd, ” Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions”.

 

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” Greed comes with sadness and pain, of which you never have true happiness”.

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Within this Society we all live today and the Society before Jesus came and walked his journey with us, Greed is all around us, it has consumed the fiber of our being, making us all hurt with real pain and completely lost our true happiness. I get the fact that we need money to pay our Bills, pay for the food we put on our tables, put gas in the car, so we can go to work to further pay for these items, but paying for all the material things, the house in the Hampton’s or where ever that second house may be? Now you are getting into a force that drives us for all the wrong reasons, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

If we could only learn to do more with less, just maybe the true happiness will return to all our lives. We get so engulfed with the notion that we need to keep up with the Jones  sort of speak, that we totally forget just how to live our lives in true happiness. We then think that this journey of life is nothing but a game, that has us competing with each other, then we try to accumulate more material things than those around us. Material things are just that ” Material” and we can’t take them with us, when this journey comes to a close. When we tackle too much just to try to accumulate more material things, it leads us to a life that never lets us stop and enjoy what is around us, we get so caught up with accumulating that we then get sick through stress with what could of been avoided, if only we learned to relax and take the time to enjoy. I get the fact we work hard and want to have all the toys, showing of our hard work, but what good are the toys, when this journey comes to a close? There are some like myself, that a hike through the mountains, or a camping adventure deep within the Wilderness, will bring true happiness that will soothe the soul and when the soul is relaxed and happy, we to will be relaxed and happy, some may not be able to grasp the idea of ” do more with less”,  but when you do have more, now you stress over what to bring, so you now can’t totally enjoy all that is around you.

To live a life like the cabin in this picture may seem like the simple life, but it is a lot harder than any of our lifestyles today. First glance at the picture, this cabin looks simple right? Wrong cause you first had to build it with your own hands with what was around you, there may not be the material items within it, but yet the inside is so cozy, that you are more comfortable in it, than any million dollar Mansion. You see two boats near the water, so easy to put them in and paddle away right? Sorry you first need to finish the daily chores, then you can go out in the boats, but don’t forget to come back with the nightly supper. There is always something to keep you busy within the lifestyle of the simple life, but within the lifestyle of collecting all the material things, life than becomes boring, that has us wandering through life, instead of walking our paths in happiness, through this peaceful journey of life.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, do you think they are truly happy behind closed doors? Just look at the late Robin Williams, he was a great man that entertained us and made us laugh, but behind closed doors he was so sad, that the sadness brought great pain to his inner self. The Rich and Famous have these luxurious homes with all the toys, just to look on the outside as being happy, but it is whats on the inside that matters most. You can look on the outside to us all as being happy, but the sadness you feel inside, brings great pain to yourself, eventually the sadness and pain will become so great, that one day you will cave to them and now all these material things mean nothing, as you spend all your time in fixing yourself, to get back the true happiness that you lost. We all walk a path through this journey of life, it is not about accumulating the most material things, as it is totally about the quality of time you spend, being truly happy, til one day when the journey comes to a close, which then you can take the happiness with you, but not the material things.

 

” Life is about being truly happy and enjoying what is around you, as the material things will become lost when the journey comes to a close”

” Jesus walked his journey with us, showing us that we need not of the material things to make us truly happy, only the love within our hearts to feel and share as we walk this journey”

” The lifestyles of the rich and famous are not as happy as we see them, they truly hurt inside from the loneliness and the boredom of their lifestyle”

 

Keep spreading this message forever

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Time to remember and spread this message throughout this Society once again. Martin Richard was a young vibrant and full of life eight year old boy, when he was taken from us at the Boston Marathon Bombing, he might of been eight years old, but he was mature beyond his years, spreading this message to those around him. This message is quite simple and really won’t need any extra work on all our parts, all we need to do is love one another as we love ourselves, get back in touch with our true feelings and emotions, while we share our true empathy that is within us all, with each other. Let’s truly Honor this young boy, as we all share this message with each other, not just by saying to one another, but by truly showing it in action toward one another.

This Society we are all a part of, is so full of ugliness that, it clearly shows just how broken this Society truly is. A Society will flow when the People of the Society will flow with each other, so we all can flow together on this journey through life, this includes fixing all our issues, so we can get back to living in Peace, while our happiness flows throughout. Instead of dancing around the issues of why this Society is broken, or simply trying to move forward like nothing affects us, we first have to recognize what is wrong, then fix what is wrong, so we then can truly fix what is needed, then we all can move forward better and stronger.

This message of ” No more hurting People…… Peace” by Martin Richard, is a powerful message, that can help us all, if we only read it deeply, then put it to action, with our actions. If a little eight year old boy can write this, than why can’t we all put it to action, by sharing our empathy that is deep within us all, when we are in touch with our true feelings and don’t suppress them deep inside, it is easy to share our empathy with each other.

This ugliness around us gets blown up even further when the Propaganda Media takes it all as a story and twists it to fit their agendas, create more unwanted drama, just so they can line their pockets with all the money they bring in as we watch it with all the commercials, that pay big dollars to advertise on their network. It is all one big Vicious circle, that we all get caught up in, then get lost within the clouds of our judgments.

We walk our paths of this journey through life, not so we all can live through all the ugliness, not so we all have to be part of all this drama but quite simply, so we all can live among each other in Peace, then be happy at all we do, along our paths of this journey though life.

 

” No more hurting People…..Peace are great words by Martin Richards, that needs to strongly be shared by all”

” A broken Society starts with the People within it, as they then work together to fix all that is wrong”

” If a young man can write the perfect words, than why can’t we all take note and live within the perfect world around us”

 

The Dawn of a new Day……

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Each one of us wakes up each and every morning, some earlier than others, but truly just how many wake up to actually see the Sun wake up with them? How many actually wake up and look at all the beauty and sense of calm around them? It doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist to figure out that, the poll for these questions would be scarily low and I say ” scarily”, simply because the fact that there are very few that actually pay attention to what is around them.

The calmness of the morning and the sight of the Sun waking up, is enough to calm the soul within you, it is enough for you to reflect on the past issues, so you can take action to fix them and move forward stronger and better. The problem lies within us because we have become too lazy to take action of anything anymore, not too mention we have become too scared because of all the ugliness around us.

I would not want to choose to be a Police Officer today, only because when you put that badge on to go to work on a daily basis, you can’t say with certainty that you will be going back home to loved ones. This is the sad reality for which we all live today, these officer’s did not sign up for this, I know their job is to protect and to serve each community for which they live and work, but with all the ugliness within this Society, no Profession that any of us sign up for should be life or death profession. I blame we the People within this Society for letting it come to this, next blame is aimed straight at our so called Leaders of this Country, for a failure to lead and a failure to work together with their Peers for the good of the American People, not to mention a total disconnect with all that is around them.

We all want greatness, we all want success, we all want the American Dream, I have a news Flash for you, the American dream doesn’t exist anymore, simply because of greed and the fact that we have become too lazy, to put in a good hard days work anymore. We all want the easy way, we all dream of winning ” Powerball”, so we to can have enough money to work even less than we are today, then when we don’t get our way, or our dreams turn into nightmares, we then become angry to all that is around us and we will never see the calmness of the morning, let alone watch the Sun wake up each morning.

All this ugliness around us is the total fault of each and everyone within this Society today. Those that have achieved success have turned their backs on those still struggling, and the ones that have not turned their backs, are looked at by the rest of us as a lunatic, or someone that is crazy? Jealousy is another way for us to look at each other with a sense of inability, we see someone that has succeed and we then look back, with a sense of jealousy which then leads to anger of that person, when we look at someone with Anger, it then snow balls into an Anger that then grows throughout this Society. We all have our issues, not all of us can own a Company, because then there would be no worker’s to make these Companies great, but when there is a disconnect between the Companies and its worker’s than the company fails, just like the Leaders of this Country having a major disconnect with their Peers and the ones who voted them into office, now you have a Country going down faster than the Edmund Fitzgerald or the Titanic. We the People are at fault for being lazy and letting this chaos go on for to long and our Leaders are at fault, for not Leading us as they said they would when we voted them in. Can you say Term limits……. I just did and we need to get rid of the career Politician before they have a disconnect with all that is around them. Time is now for us all throughout this Society to get busy working, get busy fixing all our issues, which then will help fix the issues of our Society, so we all can move forward peacefully, through happiness, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” The Dawn of the new day is so peaceful and calm, time to experience it once again so we can calm our souls moving forward”

” The morning Sun brings light to each day, it’s time to get rid of the darkness to see the light”

” to achieve success and greatness, first you need to work very hard and when the going gets tough, step up even further and work that much harder”

” This ugliness around us comes from somewhere, time to accept responsibility and stop pointing the blame elsewhere”

 

On the Grand scale……..

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“This picture is so awesome on every level, but to truly see just how awesome, you first have to look deeply into what you see”.

 

Throughout this Journey of life it can seem overwhelming at times, the pressures of everyday living can mount up in ways we totally don’t understand, things happen that takes us out of our comfort zone, then because we become uncomfortable, we then get frustrated and stressed out, we do things in ways we never did before, simply because we just want these times to end and hopefully get back to where we feel most comfortable. Along these paths we walk, no matter of which path you choose, there will always be things that will happen it is part of the Journey, these things will seem to us as huge obstacles that we see as being to big to over come, which then has us lose our sense of direction, our self esteem, our faith and our confidence in ourselves. these things will cloud our judgments to the point that, we don’t even know who we really are anymore? We become to afraid to reach out, cause without a self esteem, we then think everyone and everything is against us, we let these things control us, instead of we controlling these things, we then totally forget the fact that, if we can’t control something, than just simply walk away, before it overwhelms us to the point of this fear. We can only control something when we are in control and know truly of who we are and have complete faith in all we do. Knowing of who we truly are and staying in touch with our true feelings and emotions, goes along way in each of our lives, plus it goes a lot further on our paths of this journey through life.

When driving through Mountain areas like this and seeing the road twist and turn throughout them, is more than just beautiful to see and they can overwhelm us if we don’t know were we are going, but as we look on the map to see where we are and where we are going, then these mountains become even more beautiful to us, these mountains then will never seem to be an obstacle to us, as we take control of the wheel and twist and turn with the road, to get through the mountains without becoming lost. Life is similar to driving through areas like these Mountains, the road twists and turns just like the paths we walk, the mountains are like obstacles that we get around as we drive the roads and if we miss a turn, well…… than we just might end up in the water that is all around us throughout this Planet Earth.

We go to places like these mountains and the mountain roads, so we can get away from our everyday lives for a short while, so we than can think, unwind and clear our minds from the crap of our everyday lives. We get so stressed out that we can’t even see clearly of who we are, our minds become clouded within the clouds of our judgments, which then has us lose sight of where we are going, when we distress we then can see clearly of who we are, we can actually feel our true feelings and emotions, then with our true feelings in check, we then can strengthen our self esteem, which helps us have total faith in all we do.  When we are in control there is nothing we can’t do, there is no obstacle that will ever seem too big and there is no path we can’t walk with confidence, as we walk our path through this Journey of life.

 

” The mountains we look at as we drive the mountain roads, are similar to the mountains we overcome along this journey through life”

” There are many twists and turns that come before us, whether we are driving the mountain roads, or walking our paths through this journey of life”

” Miss a turn on the mountain roads and you just might end up in the water, miss a turn along this journey of life and we end up lost through the clouds of our judgments”

 

The many faces of Change

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Change is a force that you just can’t avoid, although some may tend to try and act as if there is no such thing as Change, but in order to move forward and be better and stronger along this journey of life, there has to be change, or we would simply wander through this journey, without walking confidently in all we do along our paths.

The many faces of Change with all it’s different expressions, some change is very minimal, as other change will change who you truly are, whether good or bad. One day you can change the way you cut your hair, but on the other hand a change in lifestyle can and will always be the most difficult kind of change. Within this Society most will resist change, simply because they are afraid of the unknown factor it brings to us, we all fear the unknown, but when you move forward slowly and methodically along your path, accept the change that comes, we will find that we should never fear change, as change can help us grow stronger and be better as we walk our paths along this journey through life.

Within this Society we tend to think that we know more than each other, we are better than each other, but seriously we are all very similar to each other, just that because we are so unique to each other, change that is good for one, may not be the right change for another. The unknown part of change we should not fear, we should embrace it, learn from it and our past mistakes, so we then can move forward through change, stronger and better than before.

This picture shows a side of Change that we never look at, on this Bald face of this mountain, there was once a Face that was naturally cut into these rocks, to those that live in New England this face was known as ” The Old Man of the Mountain”. This old Man kind of owned this rock face for many many years, as he was cut into the rock face through erosion, well….. a few short years ago that same erosion has taken him from this rock face. This is Nature’s way of bringing Change to us and from this Change, some because they can’t deal with the change properly, are trying to develop a way to bring the face of the old Man back to the face of the rocks. The Old man came to us to show us the beauty of the rock face, now that he is gone, we need now to get used to the bald face rocks once again and see if erosion will bless us with another figure on the face of the rocks.

True when I travel through Franconia Notch, which was the home of the Old Man of the Mountain throughout my life, I am sorrowed that when I look up he is not there, but at the same time I can embrace the change and see the true beauty on the face of these rocks. True the rocks may look bare now without the Old man, but it is exciting to look deeply on to these rocks every time I go up that way, to see if maybe there is another formation being formed by nature, for us all to relish once again as we travel through Franconia Notch.

Change is a force that affects us all, the many faces of Change may look different to us and make us fear the force of Change, but if we embrace the Change, learn from it and our past mistakes, we then can move forward through Change and be better and stronger, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

‘ The Faces of Change are not there to scare us, they only simply are there to guide us to prosperity to be better and stronger”

” The Old Man of the mountains has made us look up for many years, now that he is gone, let’s look up and see the real true beauty of the mountains of Franconia Notch”

” Fear not the unknown part of change, conquer your fear so change can make you better and stronger”

 

Diversity is everywhere….

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Nature is a good way for all of us to get outside, see all the true beauty around us and at the same time, take some time to slow the engine of our bodies and relax in a totally relaxed setting. Camping outdoors in a tent, in the middle of no where where your technological devices will not work, forces you to unwind, look deeply into what you see, so you then can not only see the beauty around you, or be one with Nature, but you can actually breathe in good quality fresh air, so you then can decloud the clouded judgments we all suffer from throughout this Society.

This picture if you look deeply into it, will show you that there is Diversity in all that is around us. The clouds that look so puffy and of all shapes and sizes, are all of the same color, the plant life also of many species and sizes, also have one thing in common…..their color, just as we the Human species that walk the floor of Mother Earth, are also Diverse to each other, we have our own uniqueness, we come in all sizes and color, but yet we all bleed red blood, breathe through a nose etc…. Diversity is part of who we are and a part of all that is around, the issue with that is, most have neglected to get back to nature, look deeply into what we see, so we can see all the true beauty around us, instead we have become lost within the clouds of our judgments and  have totally lost respect for each other and all that is around us.

I get the fact that a Society grows and with that growth, comes more troubles and issues for us to get through, but when we lose sight of who we truly are and what is all around us, we then become a broken Society in need of a major fix. We all walk a path through this journey of life, no matter what path you walk, there will always be the unknown factor around each corner, there will always be some sort of life event that comes to us, whether by our own selves, or by another Individual, none the less these events can and will change who we are if we let them. Life events should be looked at as a test, to see how strong we really are? Some of these events are small and some are big, but either way they can over whelm us if we let them, when they over whelm us is when we lose sight of who we truly are and then, we portray a fake side so others around us can’t see the pain we truly are feeling, we also suppress our true feelings and emotions, to further avoid any and all pain that may come to us, through this suppression some may shut down and simply try to move forward while they avoid further harm? Others will then become so angered, but have no feelings to gauge just how angered they are, so they then lash out toward all that is around them, without any feelings of compassion or empathy. Through compassion and Empathy is not only how we stay true to ourselves, but how we stay true to each other, which helps us all walk our paths through this journey of life, peacefully and with happiness in all we do.

 

” Getting back in touch with nature will help us all get back in touch with who we truly are”

” Compassion and Empathy is within us all, just that through the life events we all have lost sight of true compassion and empathy, leaving us not truly knowing of who we are”

” Diversity is all around us, we just have to look deeply into what we see, to truly see the diversity of all that is around us including ourselves”

” Nature is a quiet force that when we look deeply into, we can hear loudly at what it is saying to us”

 

The White Mountain Region of New Hampshire

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This is one of the most beautiful notches within the White mountain Region, known as Franconia Notch with some of the best hikes for the adventurous types. Lafayette, Liberty, little Haystack, the Flume, just some of the peaks within this Notch and when high above the tree’s and along the ridge of these mountains, the view will take your breathe away. Looking across to the other mountain which would be to my right as I took this picture, is Cannon mountain, lively with skiing in the winter and mostly known for the old Man of the mountain throughout my lifetime, til a few short years ago and erosion has brought him to his demise,   one of the most viewed landmarks throughout all of New England, he brought many lookers to this beautiful Notch. Now unless you are a Hiker and are hiking this beautiful Notch, the traffic just drives by without really looking deeply into what they see.

Just to the right of center in this picture within this large rock face you see, just below the top, there is a huge rock, visible to those who walk along the ridge above the tree’s, this rock is hanging almost like by a thread and it has been like this as long as I can remember, well……. if this rock someday falls as the face of the Old man of the mountain did, it would go down it’s peak, across the road below and up Cannon mountain and whatever is in its way, it will simply run it over as it is that big.  Hiking through this Notch and accomplishing each Summit, there is no better feeling in the World, especially hiking up mount Lafayette, i can remember about five false summits, every time I thought the summit was in sight and when I got to that location, there was another to reach, but even through all that the view from the summit was better than the word of ” awesome”, if you reached the summit and it was a beautiful sunny day with blue clear skies, you can see as far as your eyes will let you. There is another one of those AMC huts for the weary Hiker to rest and get a good meal, this is the Green leaf hut and when you get there, get settled in and go outside to sit on a rock, look at the scene before you, there is no better way to unwind from a days hike, let alone to clear your mind from being weary, to totally relaxed before you know it, again this hut is above the line of tree’s and you can see clearly in all directions, or whatever window you may look out from inside the hut.

Hiking is a good way to clear your mind, from the everyday crap that fills it, from wherever you may live. It is also good exercise that will keep you fit if you do a lot more than one hike a year? Hiking and meditation go hand in hand, as the hike to the summit may be strenuous and weary, but when you reach the summit, now it is time to relax and clear the mind, as meditation will do. When you sit on top of any summit, you gaze deeply into the horizon, while you breathe in and breathe out properly, which then relaxes all your muscles within your body, then you feel a sense of calm over whelm your body, this calmness helps fix yourself from whatever that is troubling you, it makes these troubles seem like they are melting away, then as we start the journey back down the mountain and back to the real World below, it is our memory of this sense of calmness, that helps us keep fixing ourselves from all our troubles, as we then get back to walking our paths of this journey through life, with the rest of Mankind around us.

 

” Franconis Notch to some may be a road surrounded by mountains, but to others it is a sanctuary away from reality to unwind and relax, while we get mesmerized by its beauty”

” Old Man of the Mountain was a popular man for a long time, but like anything else change comes even when you least expect it”

” Once you go to the White mountains  for the first time, you keep going back to truly look deeply into what you see”

” When you look deeply into what you see, you then see truly of all the beauty that is around you”