The view from the Summit

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Hiking up a mountain is more than just going out for a jaunt, or some exercise, you don’t see a mountain and climb it just because it is there, you hike a mountain to look deeply in what you see, you hike a mountain to reach the summit of the mountain, so you can look out deeply into the horizon and truly see all the beauty all around you, while you sit and enjoy the peace and the serenity from all the true beauty.

Hiking up a mountain is a whole lot more than exercise, it is therapy for the soul. Sometimes you start out on a hike with some extra baggage, then just the pack on your back,  that extra baggage comes from the society for which we live. After a while our judgments get clouded, we become bothered by every little thing, our minds get filled with negativity and the positivity then disappears from the limelight. When you are hiking it is you, the trail and Mother nature which gives you a chance to escape and actually think of, what your next move will be. In this day of Social Media, some may hike just to brag on their social platforms, or maybe brag to others that they reached the summit of a certain mountain, they are not using what real hiking does for your soul properly, as when they come back from the summit, they feel even more clouded after, than before they even started the hike.

True hiking is the enjoyment of the hike, being on a trail and seeing things you normally would never see in your everyday life. The journey of climbing up a trail, to be as high as you can be, above the line of the tree tops, looking out into the horizon and really looking deeply into what you see, being one with yourself and Mother Nature, while you clear the clouds of your judgments, to think more clearly and to let the big weight of a society, melt away into the deep blue horizon. To hike properly along a trail and to the summit of a mountain, is to unwind, so you than can be truly of who you are and not the person that Society thinks you are, yes hiking is a free kind of therapy, that soothes your heart and soul, so you can move forward along your path of this journey through life, in peace and happiness always.

Hiking will bring change to you as you walk the trail of the mountain, whether it’s in the form of your surroundings, or it’s within you yourself with your attitude at the start of the hike, because at the beginning of the hike, you are filled with hatred and ugliness from a broken society, you are filled with negativity from the ugly society, then as you hike further, you can actually feel the negativity and the hatred, melt away and leave your body, making you feel much lighter as you move forward along the trail. The change that happens along the trail is within you and on the trail of the mountain, it not only helps you see the beauty in all that is around you, it helps beautify the soul deep within you, leaving you with good thoughts, more positivity than negativity and helps you stay true to who you are, without hiding in the plain sight of a society, because you are being someone you truly are not. Some of the trails you hike can be a lot of work, but when you hike properly up the mountain, it doesn’t feel like work, as you enjoy the hike and all the true beauty all around you, then when you reach the summit, you actually feel the peace and serenity deep within your heart and soul.

 

” Reaching the summit of any mountain is more than just bragging  on your social platform, it is therapy for the soul and us being of who we truly are”

” Check your negative baggage in the car as there is no room on the trail of the mountain you are hiking”

” Hiking is full of change all around you, even within you as you hike along the trail”

” To move forward along the hike, helps you move forward in society within the peace and joy around you”

” Sometimes we get so cluttered with the negative thoughts around us, that we then need a good hike within nature, to unclog ourselves from a broken society”

 

 

 

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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”

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Journey through life

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We choose our path we walk through this journey, sometimes the path is a bit rough and needs some work, sometimes along the path it becomes out of focus, there will be many obstacles to over come along the path as well, or quite simply………. The path may not look passable at first glance. No matter of how the path looks, we need to work hard so we can move forward, without going backwards along the path we choose, because when we move forward with our hard work, it will always give us a feeling of accomplishment, a feeling of pride and raise our self esteem to levels of we then feel great of ourselves, without being so sad or depressed, for the direction we are going along our path through this journey of life.

Like in this picture all our paths a little rough and it is all because some within this society, can not see clearly enough to continue forward by working hard, instead they simply are giving up by bringing much hatred to the rest of us, to make all our paths look harder than they really need to be. Those on the left being the Democratic party, are the ones that clearly can not see the true reality, they refuse to except President Donald Trump as the President of the United States and are doing all they can to get in his way of progress and get in the way of him delivering on his promises, to all those who voted for him. All these so called leaders are doing is quite simply………. not living up to their campaign promises that they promised to each citizen that voted them into their office for which they hold. The time is now for each member of the Democratic party to grow up, smell the fresh brewed coffee of reality and live up to all their promises of their campaigns, or simply step aside, let our President do his job that he promised all his voters, so we all can move forward with our hard work, while we leave the rest of you in our dust, as you fall backwards in your own little worlds.

No matter of how ugly the path looks, no matter of how rough the path looks, no matter of how impossible the climb along the path seems, with real hard work and determination, there is no path that can not be conquered, as we all move forward along the path and reach the summit of the path, then we all can feel the true feeling of accomplishment, see all the true beauty at the summit, making our hard work to get  there well worth it, then look even further down the path with so much pride, that no matter where the path turns from there, we will do so with gusto and strength, as our confidence will be so strong, that we will welcome any challenge that may come along the path we choose, so we than can move forward in peace and happiness, without any hatred like we see now, making this journey through life, a journey well traveled.

Just maybe we all should take to the mountains that are around and not just look at them from a far, but actually put on a pair of hiking boots, pack a backpack to put on your back with needed supplies, and take that trek that you think you can not do, yes it may be a bit rough at the beginning, but as the hike moves forward, as the hike moves upward to the summit of the mountain, you then change yourself, you begin to think more positive like, hey!!! This isn’t so bad, maybe I can reach the summit and before you know it, you are there seeing all the true beauty all around you. Being one with Nature and hiking a mountain to the top is more than just hiking to a summit, it can also be a life lesson that can help us all change for the better, because at the beginning we all will be a bit negative with our thoughts, then as the hike moves forward and upwards, we then change our way of thinking from negativity, to positivity and confidence. So instead of being so negative at our great President Donald Trump, give him a chance to do as he said, so we all can change for the better and reach for the summit of life along this journey, for which we walk our paths.

 

” Mountain climbing up any mountain may be a bit rough if you are not used to it no matter of who you are, but hard work and determination will help us all accomplish reaching the summit of the mountain”

” We all need to end all this hatred and negativity, so we all can be positive within peace and happiness”

” The path we choose may not always be smooth and easy, it takes hard work and determination to make that path as smooth as we can”

” A true mountaineer will struggle from time to time, but with hard work he achieves the summit of his journey no matter how difficult the path so he can keep moving forward”

 

 

 

 

 

Camping………….The happy place

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Camping is the only place that is true happiness, as you are one within the beauty of Mother Nature. The beauty of Mother Nature is so beautiful and so powerful, it will not only bring a smile to your face, it will also help you out of whatever funk you are in and transform you, into the real true person, for which you were meant to be.

The quiet serenity, the peace like in this picture, this is what will have the stress from the everyday grind, simply melt away from your body and soul, the stress is what brings us into a world for which we do not care for. When we are within the stress of the everyday grind, we become this person that, not even we ourselves recognize who we are anymore, but when we are within the beauty of nature and let the peace and serenity over whelm us, we then become the true person that we are and that is always within our hearts and souls, just that within the daily grind and all the ugliness around us, we put up this front and totally forget of who we truly are.

It just amazes me that when we are within our daily grinds, we think nothing of stepping on another’s shine, or attacking one another, just to put up this front that we are more powerful than those around us? We won’t even do a simple task like give each other the time of day, just walk the streets of any big city streets to see how true this is, but yet when we are camping within nature, or hiking to some of the tallest summits, we actually chat to one another, say hello to each other, I get it, but yet I don’t get it? We can be so good to each other, and yet we are so mean to each other as well. When we of this Society chat of the two Political parties and call some hypocrites, why not look deeply into yourself and truly see that, we are all hypocrites, when it comes to the way we treat each other.

To some camping is just a place to be to escape into a bottle and drown themselves in whatever funk they are in, this is not what camping is all about, true camping is to go somewhere and explore, go somewhere with the peace and serenity of nature all around you, then totally feel the stress of the everyday grind, simply melt away, as you then become totally relaxed and see all the true beauty that is all around you. Some may camp with their trailers full of comforts from home and at a park with many others, this is camping yes, but it is a whole lot different than camping within the beauty of nature, as nature will transform you into, the true person for which you truly are. There is nothing wrong with camping with the comforts of home, just that your not really camping, just parking on a set of wheels, as camping within a tent, will have you totally feel the heart beat of the Earth and truly feel nature bring to you the peace and serenity, that is so missed, within the everyday grind that we all walk, on our paths, through this journey of life.

 

” Camping the one true place that transforms you into the true person of who you truly are”

” The quiet serenity and peace of nature is what camping brings to you, when you become one with nature and let the stress melt from your body and soul”

” We are all hypocrites when it comes to the way we treat each other within this society”

” The true power of nature will totally transform you from what you think you are, to who you truly are, showing all the true beauty around you”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring flowers, time of rebirth……

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We all want so badly to be done with Winter, but really we have had no winter like that of Winter’s past. Each year is made up of four seasons, where you have to get through one in order to get to the other. We all have our favorite season that we enjoy more than the other, but you can’t rush Mother Nature, nor can you rush the duration of each season. Very true that the Winter season breeds cabin fever, which has us getting itchy to get outside for our outside activities. You can’t rush the seasons, just like fine wine will never be sold til it is ready to be sold.

The many cycles of life include each season of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, in order to have a completed cycle you need all four seasons and without one season, now your cycle is incomplete. Now within this Society of, I want it now, or I want it my way, it can’t happen this way if you want a complete life cycle, you need to follow all the rules and in this case, you need to get through each season one by one, without skipping or abbreviating a season.

The smart way to get through each season is to, find an activity that is pertinent to that season, something that will help you escape the cabin fever and learn to accept and adapt. The cabin fever will lead to ” Depression”, which then will lead to laziness and low self esteem issues, it is when you keep moving within different activities, that you keep the cabin fever at bay and never letting it set in or control who you really are. I get that the Summer months is the favorite by far, only because of the warmer days and nights that allows you to venture outside, but there are three other seasons just as beautiful to enjoy, just learn to accept and adapt, so these seasons will be full of pleasure, with no displeasure that will annoy us.

Spring is a time for rebirth, time for all to change right before our eyes. It all starts with a Bud, then flourishes to a beautiful flower, full of life and color. With the Spring brings warmth also, just like the warmth of Jesus’s love deep within our hearts and souls, the warmth is a sign from God, that through change there is so much true beauty all around us. The warmth from the season of Spring isn’t just a sign for us to get outside away from the cabin fever, it is a sign from God showing us that, warmth is beauty just like the warmth of the feeling of love deep within us all. In Winter everything exhales and gets ready to hibernate into there cabin, while in spring everything inhales, to take in the warmth and show all the true beauty around them. With every inhale sprouts a new birth, something being reborn to show it’s true beauty to all. Even in the Winter that feeling of warmth never leaves us, just that we bury it and keep it from the cold on the outside.

The life cycle is made up of four seasons, you can’t complete any cycle with one season missing, which is why we need to learn to accept and adapt to change, so each season will come and go each year, with the same true beauty it is supposed to be. We need to truly understand the cycle of life, so we than can understand that with a complete cycle all is good, while with a incomplete cycle, now things are disrupted and we become troubled, when we are troubled, then the Society is troubled, as a Society is made up of each of us and what we bring to it, so when we bring trouble, now you have a society that is troubled and in need of a fix, to be better and stronger moving forward.

This journey through life has the one main cycle that evolves around us, then there is our own life cycle that evolves around us as we walk our paths through this journey. With each cycle we need to totally understand how they work, so we than can operate within them as healthy as we can, to understand the ups as well as the downs and even the comfortable  ruts within them, that can be just as bad as the down slides. There is more to each season that comes to us than just being cold or being warm, so let’s enjoy what is in front of us, let’s keep the warmth of Jesus’s love within our hearts always, so we then can be at peace, with much happiness always, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” There are four seasons within one year, you need to accept and adapt to get through each one better than those previous”

” Cabin fever is a feeling within us that has us feel closed in from the season of Winter, it is not an actual cabin that gets us sick with a fever”

” Spring is a time for rebirth and all to inhale the true beauty that is all around”

” The journey through life has it’s cycle for us to get around, just as we ourselves have our own cycle to get around along our path of the journey”

 

 

 

 

 

May the Lenten Journey bring us Peace

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” And when I am lifted up from the Earth, I will draw everyone to myself”.

*** John 12:32 ***

 

May the Lenten journey bring you closer to the Lord, may you totally feel his love that is deep within your heart and soul, for which you need not look any further than yourself. Then as you feel the love of God within you and become soothed by the warmth, then let us all spread this Love with each other, instead of this hatred, that is ripping us apart.

Love is in the air and no it is not a red heart with Cupid’s arrow going through it, it’s the true love from Jesus Christ to us all, who walk a path through this journey of life. Jesus came to us and sacrificed for us all, he taught us so many things and with his teachings came his true love for us all, no matter of who you were. The biggest thing Jesus showed us, was how too resist Temptation, as it is everywhere and will try to control who we truly are. This Temptation is just Satan trying to steer us away from Jesus, so he can bring hatred and ugliness, instead of the true beauty and love that Jesus brings.

Just as God our Father gave us his one and only son………… Jesus Christ. Maybe to one day? Jesus will bring to us his son, so we of this Society being so removed from his journey, can truly see and feel his love deep within our hearts and souls. We so truly need this. as just like the Society back then, there is way to much Temptation, hatred and ugliness, at every turn along our paths of this journey. With so many that have wandered away from the house of the Lord, I think it is time we revisit, see what has changed and what has stayed constant? Just maybe if we all make the trek back to the house of the Lord, we all can get back in touch with who we truly are, which is someone who is nothing but love, happiness and joy, with at no time has, any kind of hatred or ugliness. These are learned from somewhere and it is time to unlearn them, so we all can move forward, in the Peace of the Lord always and forever.

May the waterfall of this picture, cleanse us all and wash away our sins, so we than can move forward in Jesus Christ, truly feel his love deep within our hearts and souls, so we than can share this love with each other and not, this hatred or ugliness, that consumes us now. The good will always prevail, just we so need to have complete faith in, not just ourselves but in Jesus Christ as well, so we than can have the hope in all we do moving forward. If you look deeply into the water going over the falls, you can clearly see the strands of water, instead of just looking and seeing black….white……then black again. The white of the falls represents the paths of each of us, as all our sins, pain and suffering gets washed away, so we than can get back in touch with who we truly are, with zero distractions, as we walk this journey through life, in Peace and Happiness always.

 

” The journey of Lent isn’t just for Catholics or Christians, as Jesus Christ welcomes all to come to the journey”

” The Lenten journey is all about love, peace, sacrifice and a self examination of your inventory deep within”

” The love of Jesus Christ is within us all, time we all truly feel it and unleash it’s true power”

” Jesus is around us everywhere, we just have to see his signs and truly feel his love, then we can move forward with true strength always”