There is a Destiny within the Journey

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This quote by the late Stuart Scott is an awesome quote, as you can change a few words, to have it go in whatever direction you want it to go in. Like you can take out the word Cancer and have something like this:

 

” You walk a path through this journey of life, By how you live and in the manner in which you live, so you can create your own destiny for which to live”

 

While walking through this journey, there will be many bumps that will bruise us, many obstacles that we need to get either over or around, sometimes we bring on these obstacles or bumps by our own in actions and sometimes they come from other sources? But either way this journey of life can be either as smooth as we want, or so bumpy, that we never truly give ourselves a chance to heal and move forward correctly.

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with the TV show NCIS? This show has been on the air for sixteen seasons now, the writer’s of the show are some of the best writer’s of any show and the topics they write, as well as the episodes that air, are pretty much as real as you can get, within the reality of life. Then there are the Actors of the show, these Individuals are like a car salesman, they have to believe in and become one with the Character they play, to completely sell the show to all of us as the viewer, not too mention making a connection to all of us as we watch each and every week.

Pauley Perrette………… AKA  Abby Sciuto, throughout her journey of all sixteen seasons on the show, has made millions of connections and has become a role model to many who have watched this show of NCIS. She has inspired so many and with her Goodbye episode this past Tuesday night,  there were many teary eyed people throughout the viewing Audience of the show. Abby’s journey throughout the show was of, kindness, empathy and compassion, as she worked her magic of forensics while she helped the team solve a lot of crimes. No matter how ugly each case was, Abby always saw the good and it showed in her actions, her sweet kindness made all the ugliness, look as beautiful of as a Rose. As Abby was on the show, Pauley Perrette is the same in real life, it was like Abby was actually playing herself on the show, which is how this show became so unique and how the show became so popular throughout the World. Yes we will all miss Abby, but as she moves forward on her journey away from NCIS, we too shall move forward throughout our journey along our paths. We all will still watch the show, as these writer’s keep bringing us back, with their creativity and suspense they keep us in. It is just like this journey, the Character’s and the events may change, but the journey keeps moving forward for all.

True that NCIS is a TV show and we all watch it in our realities, but when you have a writer’s room full of very creative writer’s and willing to explore topics of reality within the show, now you have the makings of one of the best shows ever, in the history of this invention called a television and the Character’s within the show, do their part within the show, to sell the show to each of us week after week. True it sucks when you watch a show and make a connection with one or two of the Character’s then they leave the show for whatever reason, but as they move forward with their journey’s, we to must move forward with our journey’s, as we all walk our paths within our reality, throughout this big journey called life.

 

” A good quote can stand the test of time and inspire us in many ways”

” The destiny within the journey varies between you and I, you just need faith in yourself and hope within the journey”

” The NCIS writer’s are very creative Individuals and know how to create the perfect words to keep us all in suspense from week to week”

” You make connections with certain Actor’s and when they leave the show you miss them deeply but you both move forward within reality”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The road wasn’t always paved

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We all walk our paths through this journey of life, in the beginning of Mankind the roads were never paved, that came later as we evolved over time. Now within this Society we all live in, so much has changed since the time back in the beginning, so much change for the better, as well as so much change that…………… well let’s just say has made us worse in a lot of ways.

” Change is good when done correctly, change can be bad when we don’t truly understand”

Societies of our past may seem like it was a simpler life? What we of this Society always forget is, they were busy trying to make it better for us all today, only because we of today think, we are the best and brightest of all Societies. Every Society has had their challenges, but unless we respect those of the past, we will forever be lost within the clouds of our judgments.  We of this Society are so lost within the clouds, we can not see clearly enough, to walk our paths without tripping up on the bumps along the path. A lot of times we take action on something, without thinking through the ramifications of those actions, with all the technology we have today and yet, we can all be so dumb at the same time? In a lot of ways, technology has made us all fat, dumb and lazy.

Then there is thing called Political Correction, which now has us all fearing the ” I am offended” dilemma we are in today. If you can’t handle the truth, then stay home in the backyard under that rock which you crawled out from under. We say so many untruths today, that we totally have no idea between fiction or truth anymore, we hide behind our technology while we are on our social media, but really how social is this media, that we hide behind our technology on? Because we are on this so called social media, we then are not outside being social with each other anymore, instead we do nothing but stab each other in the back and create this thing called hate we see around us today. This journey through life was never about the hate and ugliness we see today, this is on us the people of this Society.

The roads never start out being paved and smooth, we are the ones that do the paving and make them smooth, but lately in this Society all the paved roads have become broken and riddled with cracks? As we all have become so lazy, all the infrastructure around us that Societies of the past have built for us, has become run down and broken and time to be rebuilt, the problem then lies with we the people being stuck to our so called ” social media”. Video games and how they have evolved over time and how they have become so addicting to so many in this Society, they to like our social media have torn us away from each other and totally have us glued behind our technology. It is time we get back to socializing face to face once again, time we stop being so negative of everything around us, it is time we share the love within us with each other, so we than can walk our paths of this journey in the peace and happiness we all so deserve and until we do this, the roads will become worse, with more cracks and bumps to trip us up.

 

” The roads were never paved and smooth as we ourselves had to get out and do the paving to make them smooth”

” Technology is good when it is used to make us better and stronger moving forward, but it is bad when it makes us fat, dumb and lazy”

” How social is social media when all it does is, have us hide behind it instead of actually being face to face with each other”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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”

 

 

 

 

 

A Society that has lost it’s way along this journey of life………..

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This picture is cool to look at in so many different ways, but what this picture truly shows is when you look deeply into what you see, is the fact that these logs that lay underneath the roots from an old stump, are a look into the past of what yesteryear was like for a whole different Society.

These logs lay on the shore of one of the many ponds within the state of Maine, the pond’s water level is determined by a dam on one end controlled by a power company. Now back in the day of the Lumber Jack, they would chop the tree’s down that were going to a mill to be milled into 2×4’s or planks to be marketed at a lumber yard. So they would use the pond to move large quantities to a certain location, where either the mill was, or a truck was, that a tractor would place onto the truck from the water, in today’s world it is a bit more sophisticated, with big machinery, that clears one lot, then moves on to another lot.

Now the dam on one end of the pond is controlled by a Hydro power company, that will open and close the dam to determine the amount of power they convert, which then will increase or decrease the level of water in the pond. Now when the water is at it’s lowest level, the vegetation around the shore now becomes exposed to great amounts of sun light, which then dries out the the vegetation and tree’s alike. A lot of it dies off and then when the dam is closed, the water rises as then the dead wood gets covered and saturated with water, which then has it floating aimlessly around the pond.

You can clearly see just how smooth this stump and logs are, from the time it spent within the water and became saturated, now that it has become dried out from the sunlight, it has become very smooth like drift wood along a beach. Some of it like this stump and  it’s roots, have a unique shape to it, which will then have each of us that look at it and perceive many things out of it’s shape. Perception is what we as Humans do and at times with our perceptions, we tend to perceive things we really don’t understand and then our perceptions become tainted and misguided. Our perception of things around us can be our greatest asset, but when the perception is mislead or misguided, now it becomes an issue of not truly seeing or looking deeply into what you see. One may look at this stump and see one thing from it’s roots, while another will see something totally different? That is fine and nothing wrong with that, but when someone tries to force us into seeing what they see, now you are getting into a dangerous area of, trying to control and be more powerful with your perception, over the perceptions of everybody around you.

With all the school shootings lately over the last few years, We all get caught up in the ” Gun control” debate………… It is really nothing to do with Gun control as we may perceive? It is really a People issue and how we perceive the issue around us. We tend to take the easy way out of everything, as we have become too lazy to actually work at changing what we need. The gun laws are in place, as well as the background checks, they just have to be enforced and not treated by the ones that sell the guns, as merely a way to put more greed into their pockets, plus anybody that will actually fire upon another Human, has some kind of red flag waiving over their their head, that the rest of us are ignoring and turning away from instead of recognizing. It is a combination between  us not identifying the red flags and not having enough places for these people to go and receive the proper help, before they escalate into taking such abrasive and ugly actions.

We have all had these red flags at different times in our lives, we all deal differently of the flags, others around us would help us and not turn their backs on us when they see the flags? The red flags are the warning signs to our behavior, whether the behavior is good or bad, they still need to be addressed, before the flag wraps us within the confines of our actions. Back through the many years and Societies that have given us the schools, to ready us for the future, there has been what we call a ” bully”, these Individuals just to try to make themselves seem more powerful than those around them, they would inflict fear on their Victim/Victims. While inflicting the fear a Bully most always has a hidden fear within themselves they are hiding. Now we as the people of this Society and where we are disconnected are, who really are to blame for the actions within the schools? Some may say the Guns because it is an easy target, but in reality it boils down to the Parents and the Teacher’s, plus the whole Faculty of the schools, as the children do spend a lot of time there, where the Parents have entrusted these people within the schools, to protect and watch over their children. The Faculty needs to be trained better at not just identifying the red flags, but how to deal with the red flags, then pass the training to the Teacher’s and also the biggest area for whom should be identifying the red flags are, within the walls of the household, where the children are being raised and that goes to the Parents, who not only have given birth to the children, but raise these children to be better and stronger moving forward.

With all the red flags out there in this Society, it is time we raise the white flag to surrender from all our troubles, help ourselves as well as each other, instead of turning our backs and burying deeply within our troubles, which does nothing but fester inside, til one day we explode from all the suppression’s. Yes we the people are what’s wrong within the Society of today and until we the people come together in unity, come together showing more love and empathy for each other, instead of turning our backs or pointing our fingers of blame at each other, then the problem of the red flags will never go away, which will then have us all, never finding the true path of righteousness that Jesus showed us, which then will lead us to true happiness and true peace, with all the ugliness around us disappearing from all our paths we walk, through this journey of life.

 

” We the people are what’s wrong with this society and we the people can fix this society to be better and stronger”

” There are many flags throughout this society. but none as important as the red flag to recognize and fix what needs to be fixed to make the red flags disappear”

” The many perceptions of the many things around us, which is why we need to understand better our perceptions”

” Love and empathy and us the people coming together in unity, is what is needed to help keep the red flags from destroying all that is around us”

” Change comes to each of us daily, time we adapt properly to the change, so we all can move forward in the peace and happiness that we are missing”

 

 

 

 

Never take anything for granted

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A time within the history of this great Country that America is, a time in our past that we have long forgotten. Hello there!  We are two American Soldiers, who fought very hard for this country, so all that followed can live as freely as free can be within this country. We never asked for anything in return, we never looked at ourselves as Hero’s, we simply showed up and reported for duty, not just for the love of a country for which we lived, not even for anybody telling us so, but simply because it was something we felt deep within us to do. I know now in the place we are now, that it was a higher calling, that was calling us for duty, to help spread the love of God, to all those for which we have helped.

Now myself and my fellow Soldier may be laying here in complete solitude away from all that a society brings, but on the contrary………. Our bodies may be here, but our hearts and souls are in that better place, a place where we are looking down on all of you, for who we fought to protect and serve and let us just say this, ” we are not very happy for how you have completely forgotten about us” and that, you all have also taken completely for granted the soil for which you walk. The lack of Respect within your Society, would never fly within ours, as we all had each others back and no problem going to bat for each other, no matter what the reason.

It’s our bodies that get left behind, but our hearts and souls move into infinity, so the love deep within them can now truly come out and be shared with all of you. We sacrificed just as Jesus did for all so that the good will find you, then through the good we are able to walk our paths of this journey, not just better and stronger, but as free as free can be, while you share the love deep within your hearts and souls with all that are around you.

We all have a higher calling, just that in order to truly know of what it is, you first have to feel deeply within your heart and soul, then with that true feeling, you will then find your true purpose, as did myself and my fellow Soldiers, who fought so bravely for all who walk the soil of America. We didn’t know all throughout this country, we didn’t have to know everybody, we just did it cause it was the right thing to do, for ourselves and all throughout this great country of America.

There is no greater way to truly feel the warmth of God’s love deep within your heart and soul than to, really help those around you and do so, with love, conviction and empathy for those you reach out to, because when we do this, we than can truly be free, truly walk this journey with a purpose and as all throughout this Society, come together in unity, we all then can be in the peace and happiness, that we once had, when times were simpler and didn’t look to hurt each other with great pain. God gave us a soul so we can feel the warmth of his love throughout our bodies, he also gave us a heart, to pump the warmth throughout our bodies to not only spread this warmth within ourselves, but to spread it with all that comes before us, along our paths of this journey through life.

 

” Never take anything for granted, for you never know of just how much you may need whatever you have taken for granted”

” History is a very important class to pay attention in without falling asleep, as we all could learn more of any country, to understand better of what is happening around us”

” A Soldier is never a Hero as they are someone who steps in to the calling, so they can be the Jesus Christ of modern day, to sacrifice for the good of us all”

” We all have a higher calling, but first you have to truly feel deep within yourself, so you than can truly feel the higher power within you”

 

 

 

 

True Communication/ knowing the red flags

 

We within this Society and with all the ugliness around us today, we have totally lost the simple task of, looking each other in the eyes and truly communicating, using our mouths as they were supposed to be used. We would rather argue and bicker at one another, than to have an intelligent conversation, then stab each other in the back with our words to others. Maybe within this Political Correct Society, we have taken some major steps backwards, instead of moving forward through this journey of life.

The Whale swims deep throughout the oceans, while they to travel their journeys and as they swim through the water, they communicate to other Whales they pass along their journey and I bet they communicate better then we the people as well. We the people have become so consumed with the invention of technology, that we have totally forgotten of just how to live and walk our paths without it. There is no face to face time anymore as, we sit behind our computers and phones. then do nothing but text and email. Then there are the video games…………. Okay I can see the few benefits they may bring, but I totally see all the negatives as well and the negatives out weigh the benefits.

with these video games it is all about creating the best graphics, so the viewers or the players, can seem to be a part of the game, or as close to reality as they can be. The problem there is, they have become so life like, that the players then think, they can treat their realities they same way, they think it is okay and accepted for them to act as stupid as the Fictitious Characters they play? Then you add to the equation the Mentally Deranged Individuals now playing these games and thinking it is a treatment for them? But instead they go out to the rest of us and act out for real, a part of the game that they have played. This is just the tip of all the ugliness out there and it all starts and ends with we the people of this Society, who walk a path through this journey of life.

I can remember growing up, we had these Hospitals known as Mental Institutions, but because our so called Leaders in our State and Federal Governments and the fact they think they are smarter than all of us, when they want to make cuts this was the first place they went, then without the proper budgets in place to fund these places, they then close leaving the live in Residents, to walk the streets with the rest of us. Now these Residents may not have a Criminal record, but they have something else known as red flags, these red flags waive high above their heads, when their actions are not normal actions. When these Individuals where Residents in the Mental Institutes, it was so they could get the proper Medications needed, as to keep the red flags from waiving as strong as they are now. Now don’t get me wrong, we all so deserve the right to walk freely on our paths of this journey, just that some have developed this chemical imbalance within their brains, that needs constant care and medications, to keep them from becoming a very dangerous person. Now with the closing of the Mental Institutions and all the Residents walking the streets with the rest of us, you really think these Individuals are still taking their medications on their own? You guessed it, they may take from time to time, but not enough to keep in control of their actions from the imbalance, then as the red flags keep waiving stronger and we keep turning the other cheek away from them, then as they reach a boiling point, now we all pay the price, as we see from all the ugliness around us, plus this could of all been addressed, if we only took care of proper managing our own actions or non actions, as we move forward from one Society to another.

Most would want to blame the Guns from these tragic events? But lets really think for a minute……………. If ” Someone” doesn’t pull the trigger of a gun, you think the gun is going to fire? Now if you can’t answer this question correctly, then maybe you should take some medication to keep the red flag from waiving. The problem of all the ugliness is not the guns and has everything to do with we the people of this Society. We need to start calling a spade a spade, we need to be more accountable for our actions and we need to, start being more responsible as we end this Political Correct Society for which we live. Maybe it would be a good idea to reopen some of these Institutions and stop refusing these Individuals treatment and to take it one step further, I think it would be huge if we all stand up to the Insurance companies, instead of them dictating where our money goes and yes we do pay into them, so how do they get to call the shots on our well being? You want ” Real Change”, this is what needs to change, so we all can walk our paths of this journey through life, within  peace and happiness, instead of within the ugliness around us right now.

 

” Red flags are different then the flag of a nation, they determine the actions we are about to take”

” True communication is we the people interacting face to face and not hiding behind the technology we all have”

” Our mouths are used for real communication, not our fingers texting on our technology”

” Just like an Actor acts a fictitious part in a movie, the figure that we play in these video games is also a fictitious character”

” This ugliness is not so much of the gun, as it is more about we the people and our actions”