three tours in a hostile place, to find peace within nature

a tree in the middle of a lush green forest: This file photo shows the Appalachian Trail and the rural nature of the trail near the scene of the fatal attack Saturday May 11, 2019. This is about one mile from where the attack occurred. (Appalachian Trail Conservancy)

Such a tragedy in a place that, there is suppose to be peace and serenity, a place where you go to escape the ugliness? Although this poor Individual unexpectedly walked right into it. The Individual in question had served three tours in Iraq, came home not the same man he once was, he suffered from PTSD and depression, his wife says he would sleep all day and either watch TV, or play video games by night, the two had separated as he fell further into depression. Finally one day he wanted to truly find himself again, so he took to the trails of the Appalachian trail. This trail is supposed to be about peace and serenity, while you walk within nature, it helps you to clear your mind and feed your soul, it is not suppose to have any ugliness on the trail at all, but unfortunately, the ugliness found him in the form of an mentally deranged Individual.

This Soldier of three tours didn’t ask for this, as all he wanted was to truly find of who he once was, so he can continue moving forwarded better and stronger throughout this journey. Yes the person responsible was captured and brought to justice, but a little too late for this true American Veteran hero, as now he will never get that second chance, to be of truly who he really was.

Sometimes life just isn’t fair, this journey and all that happens within it, will bring great pain and hurt, this journey will turn us into someone we truly are not, with all the ugliness that is around us, most of the time it isn’t even our fault, as a lot of our pain and sufferings comes from another, or a situation that we have entered into. Then as we try to fix ourselves, it becomes even worse, as we then try to escape into a place where we think is safe, a place that has nothing but beauty all around at every turn, then unexpectedly, we are facing ugliness square in the eyes.

This tragic event within the trails of the Appalachian trail, should really of never happened, as this trail is within mother nature, with all the true beauty you can see far and near, when you plan this hike and take the first step on this great trail, the last thought in your head is any kind of ugly thought. There are many who hike, have hiked and will be hiking this trail, they do so because they have become lost on their path of this journey, they want to embark on a place, where they can clear the clouds of their judgments and truly get back to who they truly are. Depression no matter how you have entered within, will eat you from the inside out, while most of the time you hide deep within yourself and never let anybody in. The great Robin Williams is perfect example, as he brought us all to laughter, while he suffered deeply within, from this silent killer known as, ” Depression”. It can and will strike anybody and does not discriminate. Just like a member of the animal kingdom who prey on the weak for their next meal, so does a mentally deranged Individual prey on the weak, so they can feel more powerful, in their warped and twisted mind. The problem lies with our so called Leader’s who when they need more cash for their agendas, the first thing they cut is mental institutions, so now these Individuals have no where to turn, except maybe those who are around them and in a negative way, instead of a positive way. Yes in depression we don’t want others to know, nor do we not want to acknowledge, we have become victim of this depression, but when we take steps to fight it and instead we find the ugliness, this is what makes the actions so tragic, as we try to move forward better and stronger, along our paths of this journey through life.

” Go from three tours in a hostile place to, back home and try to be the same person you once was”

” The Appalachian trail is deep within mother natures beauty, the problem then lies with each of us turning to the ugliness and burying who we truly are”

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As the Cascade falls………..

            I highly recommend for everybody to take a trek into the deep woods that is around you, you don’t have to go that far unless your living in a big city, but to trek through the forest and see the true beauty of God’s creation, won’t just help you relax and unwind, but will also help you respect more of what is around you.

You see this Cascade and how it carved its way down this hill, this is made from nature over time and not by any man that walks his journey through life. We like this Cascade carve our own paths through this journey of life, we also dictate how this carving happens for us, sometimes the path gets carved for us and sometimes our paths are carved in ways we do not want it, like when a life event forces us into something we don’t like? A life event if we let it, will control who we are, what we become and how we carve our paths through this journey of life, these life events happen to all of us, some are bigger than others, but when we handle them properly, we can always control how we carve our paths through this journey of life.

This Cascade not only carves its way down the mountain, but can also be a great and natural source of drinking water, you see the green moss around this cascade? This is what truly purifies the water so clear, that there is no tap water anywhere, that is as crystal clear as this. Some Companies that bottle spring water and sell it to us, will say there water is purified? but the purification process by man, is nothing compared to the purification process of nature. This Cascade here runs down into a little pond by the front of a privately owned camping area, in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, right at the New York state line and the camp site here is tents only, everything is as natural as you can get within the great outdoors, the owner also takes the water from this cascade, turns it into ice cubes and sells it to the camper’s by the bag, so they can keep their food and drinks nice and cold, let me tell you these are the best tasting ice cubes, I have ever chewed on.

Myself and the Caretaker of this camp site, went trekking through the beautiful forest around us, he showed me things like this Cascade that are as natural as you can get from within the great outdoors and all this, most of us who walk their paths along their journey of life don’t even know it exists. Some of us are so consumed with living our lives that we forget that there is so much natural beauty around us and we try to make up our own beauty of whatever we can, including ourselves as we portray to others a fake side of who we are. This journey through life to some may seem long, to others it may be cut short? But the journey we all walk can be so much more, if we never forget all the true, natural beauty that is around us. God created this beautiful land for us to enjoy it and be happy, not for us to forget and take it for granted, so as we walk our paths along this journey of life, let us all take some down time, from time to time and reflect, as we enjoy all the true and natural beauty that is all around us.

” As the Cascade falls, let us all respect the true beauty around us and follow the path of the water, as it carves it’s way down the mountain”

” The natural purification of water from a mountain stream is not only refreshing and good tasting, but the most beautiful thing you will ever see”

The White blanket that covers the Earth…….

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA            This white blanket that is covering the Earth, is Mother Nature’s way of cleaning the Earth, so come Spring time we can see the true beauty of God’s creation.

Every winter here in New England will see this white blanket all the time, but what is unusual, other States within the United States that does not see this white blanket, has done so this year. Now some may not like this as they bicker and complain about it, but if they see the white blanket for what it truly is, they to will see the true beauty of God’s creation.

Winter is a time for all of nature to exhale, so come spring time it can inhale all the freshness, start a new with all re-budding for a fresh and clean look. It is a way for everything to be re-born, so we can enjoy God’s creation as we walk our paths along our journey of life.

We to as Mankind are part of God’s creation as well, just like Mother Nature cleans the Earth so we can see the true beauty, we to can be re-born and cleaned up, as we exhale the bad and inhale the good, to see the true beauty we all hold deep within our hearts and souls, God leaves this up to each of us to do of our self’s, but we have to want to do it and acknowledge the warm feeling of God’s love, that is deep within the heart and souls of each and every one of us.

We will all go through times in our lives that we want to forget, times that shame us in ways we can’t explain, so we then try to suppress this shame and move forward while we become something we truly are not, we take for granted things that could help us with this shame and become stubborn throughout our lives, instead of reaching out to God for his guidance, he does listen to our prayers and sends us signs for us to see, so he can guide us to the path of righteousness, all we have to do is inhale the goodness around us while we exhale this shame and bad that has come to us, while we do this God will fill our hearts and souls with the warmth of his love and it is up to each of us to acknowledge and truly feel this warmth, so we can not only love ourselves better, but share this love with each other, so Society will be better and truly see the true beauty of God’s creation.

Everything we do and everything that comes to us along our paths, happens for a reason, we have to find that reason understand better of the why’s, so we than can exhale and inhale properly, truly feel the warmth of God’s love inside us, stay true to who we really are, share our love of selves with each other, so we all can walk our paths of our journey of life peacefully, to be better and stronger as we coincide with each other within our Society.

” God’s love is always in our hearts and souls, we just have to acknowledge so we can feel it and unleash its true power”

” The white winter blanket of Mother Nature is to the Earth, as God’s love is to each one of us throughout Mankind”

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”

The four Seasons of the year

The four seasons throughout our Planet, are a way of nature to rejuvinate itself, while it also cleanses our Planet of all the crap we do to it.
We within this Society we live today, have become so arrogant and full of our self’s, we do not realize what we are doing, by constantly complaining about the weather of the seasons, we want nice sunny days every day we wake up, just because the weather might affect “my” plans? the weather don’t affect just you, it affects everybody within that region of that weather.
When it comes to the fall, there is a reason the trees and plant life die, the leaves fall to the ground for us to rake, this reason is the fact that all the plant life exhale all the CO2 inside them, which is why they die and then winter is created, cause with all the CO2 out of the plant life, it causes everything else around to become cold, then in the spring, with all the plant life being reborn, with fresh green sprouts and greener grasses, cause now the plants are inhaling back all the CO2, now making the air around us warmer, as the air becomes warmer, now the sun warms up the Earth even more, which is the season of summer.
The Earth takes care of itself naturally, without us having to do anything, but throughout the history of Mankind, it is us and our greed that is speeding up the destruction of this planet, by the Factories burning up the fossil fuels and even each time we start our cars and our toys we all want to have fun with, like atv’s, boats etc… Back around 1916, there was a man that created a way to use solar from the sun and naturally bring energy for us to use, for a very minimal price, this idea was scrapped because of the greed of all the petroleum companies coming about, CO2 that the Earth creates naturally is totally healthy, but all the CO2 that we have put into the Earth because of our greed, is not good for the Earth and is what will destruct this Planet.
All the Scientists have been studying the planet Venus for decades, they landed a spaceship on it to take pictures, from these pictures it has looked like Venus has self destructed, much like we are doing on this planet, with all the unwanted CO2 we are putting into it, by our selfish ways and our greed.
The time to act is now, but first we need to change ourselves, our ways, so we then can help Society change, so we can have love of everything and everyone around us, instead of all this hate and greed, which will do nothing but destroy not only ourselves, but the planet Earth as we see it now.

” the seasons require change, for earth to be better each year”

” hate and greed destroy, love brings happiness and togetherness”

” look back throughout Mankind, so we can improve and be better moving forward”