To look deeply into what you see, not glance or be shallow…

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA            This picture was taken at a time when, the leaves have fallen from the tree’s and the color has come and gone.

What do you really see in this picture? To some they may not see the true beauty of God’s creation, they may see boring and not so bright colors, they may see the muck and fallen leaves in the foreground, or maybe the tree’s in the back ground with no leaves, to which they look dead? It is all a matter of perception and we all perceive everything around us differently, which is proof of just how unique to each other we really are.

What I see……….. Well lets look at it this way, when we wake up for work in the morning, we all go through a process to make ourselves up, so we come across to others as well groomed, we use make up to cover blemishes or whatever scars we are trying to hide, in essence we are putting forward a form of fake self to those around us, in this picture is God’s creation at a time with no make up, no color to bring our eyes away from the true beauty, that was created for us see things as they really are and not made out to be something it truly is not.

When God created all of Mankind he did so to help us, he created us to be unique to each other, so we can see deeply into everything around us and see the true beauty and not something made up, that does nothing but show a side of fake reality, it is us all throughout Mankind that has confused this fake reality with what true reality is, with the way we perceive everything and everyone around us.

To be true to what is captured in this picture, you should see all the hard work it took to create all that is in the picture, you should see that all this plant life is actually living and breathing the same air we as Mankind breathe, what we don’t see is the oxygen needed to make this air possible, for all living breathing creatures to survive on this planet, we also don’t see the living breathing plant life and creatures, within this body of water in the picture, there is a lot more to this picture, than what we perceive or want to see within it.

We are unique to each other and because of this, we perceive everything differently from each other. The dangerous part of this uniqueness and perception is we the people and how we perceive each other, we tend to look at others on the outside and judge them, before we get to know who they truly are, just because someone looks rough on the outside, doesn’t really mean they are rough on the inside and unless you really get to know someone, you don’t really have any idea of this. We all walk a path along a journey of life, some may have more struggles than others on their chosen path and from that look a little rougher than others, when we perceive someone and judge them by their looks, we then become shallow ourselves and from this shallowness, we then move forward with not trusting anything around us, so do you really see what you are looking at in this picture, or are you perceiving something based on what you see, without truly looking deep into what your looking at?

” Perception is part of who we truly are and is part of us being unique to each other throughout Mankind”

” To see what you are looking at is shallow, compared to really looking deeply into what you see”

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The lifestyle may be differant but the journey is still the same

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The life of this Otter at first glance to us, may seem care free and relaxing, but do we really know how the life of an Otter really is?

Just as we walk our journey through life, the Otter also walks a journey here on Earth, we all are guilty of thinking that we have it harder than the next person, but do we really? You do not know unless you walk in their shoes even if its just for a day, we all have our issues and deal with them in our own way, but when we deal with them in the wrong way, these issues never really go away, they just hide deeper within the core of our being, then when we least expect them, or when something else comes along in our lives, these issues get triggered and all the issues from the present and the past come at us full force.

” We all suffer from a loss, we all suffer some kind of life event, but what is worse is when we become invisible in plain sight”

Anything can trigger any issue, could be as simple as watching a TV show, then the next thing we know, we are flying out of control cause of something from our past, life is real that way as we walk our journey through it, just because we are struggling with issues, it don’t mean the next guy is issue free, it’s just that they are hiding it better, like this Otter looks like its swimming care free, don’t mean it is not thinking where the next meal is coming from, or maybe wondering if the guy taking this picture isn’t going to make him his next meal? every living thing that walks this Earth, is also walking a journey through their lives, with this journey comes issues and troubles, it is how we deal with them that makes our journey what it is.

“Empathy is a key component in dealing with any issue, when we bury or hide our empathy, is when our issues become greater than they really need to be”

Empathy is there within all of us no matter who you are, we just have to acknowledge it so we can move forward stronger on our journey, no matter what kind of issue comes across our path in life, we all have issues of some kind, life isn’t perfect for anybody, it is how we deal with these issues that affect ourselves and others around us, then  without acknowledging empathy we not only make life for ourselves worse, we also make life for those around us just as worse, nobody is care free just that without empathy, we just don’t care.

To care is to empathy, so we then can love anything/everything around us, so without the empathy it is very hard to have any kind of love what so ever for anything that may cross our paths along our journey of life.

What we may think of the Otter swimming care free through the stream, look a little deeper, show more empathy of the Otter and just maybe we can all walk our paths along our journey of life, with strength, happiness and love, not just of ourselves, but for everybody we may encounter along the path we have chosen, it is much easier to show hate or bitterness, than it is to show love, cause when we hate and become bitter we have given up on everything around us, we only walk this journey once, we need to do it right, so as the journey ends we can have dignity not just for ourselves, but for everything we met along our path.

” it is easier to hate and be bitter, than it is to love, cause when we hate and become bitter we have given up on everything around us”

To stand alone, doesn’t mean to be lonely…..

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When we take a trek through the outdoors, do we see what we are really looking at?

At first glance of this picture, you see a single tree, with no fellow branches and no leaves, at first glance you think it is cool? then you see bigger trees in the background that are full of life and very vibrant, smaller trees and plant life in the fore-ground, with a little stream that has an Otter swimming in it, still thinking how cool this picture would be, but then as you look deeper into the scene, while taking in the serenity and peacefulness of what your seeing, makes you think of all life of your own and others around you.

Life is full of so much beauty and we as Humans throughout Mankind, have taken so much of it for granted, we look at things superficially without really looking deeper at what we see, we look at scenes like this picture and only see what we see, but we never look at these scenes as the trees and plant life are also living and breathing on this planet, much the same like we as Humans, just as the plant life changes, we as Humans change as well, just that a lot of times we resist the change and the plant life goes with the flow of nature, so they can rejuvenate and be better, to be once again vibrant on their journey here on Earth.

We as Humans throughout our Journey’s, go through more changes than we want to acknowledge, we get lost along our Journey from different life events that happen to us, sometimes these events are minor, but a lot of times they effect us in ways we can’t explain, so we then bury them deep within us, to hide the pain and harm that has come to us, then we move forward on our journey, while we become something we truly are not and resisting change in any way, to keep harm of any kind from bringing us pain again, this resisting of change is also known as “denial”, we deny these events so we can try to forget them and keep the pain and harm from hurting us anymore.

This tree in the middle of the picture, is a living breathing part of the plant life here on Earth, true it looks lonely there in the middle of such vibrancy,  but it is far from lonely if you look deeply into the picture, as even the trees and the plant life will have many changes like we as Humans, all change is good when it is done in the right way, change only becomes bad when we don’t acknowledge it and make the changes for the wrong reasons, we as Humans have all been this tree at some point in our lives, just that we become depressed and isolate ourselves from everything around us, the tree excepts the change so it can once again become vibrant like all the other plant life around it.

” change is good when done correctly, change is bad when we don’t except it and become something we are not”

” don’t just see the beauty of the outdoors, look deeply into what you see”

” there is so much to learn from the outdoor world, we just have look deep into it and not just see what is in front of us”