Spring has finally sprung

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Spring has finally sprung. With Spring there comes warmer weather, new birth  within the great outdoors, which has us coming out from the Winter coma we have been in. Time to get out within nature, see all the true beauty that Mother Nature holds deep within her beauty instead of, the fury from the Winter storms and the white winter blanket. Spring brings all the great outdoor activities for us all to enjoy, with each step of our paths, along this journey of life.

Camping within nature may seem too primitive for some, but it is just right for the outdoor enthusiast. Time to breathe in all the clean air of nature, simply stop and listen to the sounds of nature, the leaves swaying in the breeze, the water hitting the shoreline, the sweet music of the birds as they sing you a tune, the crackle of the fire burning within your camp fire and just maybe in the night sky, an Owl lands in the tree close by and chats to you in his language. Once you set camp, now you can throw out the time of Society, as now you are on camp time which means, throw away the watch and simply, enjoy all that is around you.

There is only one kind of true camping and it is done within a tent, that you set up within nature, there is so much equipment out there today, once you set camp, it is really not a camp anymore, but a five star hotel all to yourself. A hotel within nature, surrounded by beautiful greens and a bubbling brook with a soothing sound. Cook right over the open fire, or just fire up the camp stove and grill. You know…….. getting back to the tent for a bit, there are so many different kinds and sizes to choose from, some with LED lighting within the poles on the inside with its own battery pack, plus all the different air mattresses or cots, to lay on for the comforts of home. Camping within nature has come a long way, which has turned it from true primitive camping to the camping or ” Glamping” in luxury, take your pick, but remember………. You still have to hike within the woods, with all the equipment you buy for your camping enjoyment.

Camping has changed so much from an equipment point of view, but the journey within nature is all you need, to simply relax and unwind from the daily grind. Yes you can add to the camping experience with some toys like, a boat, or maybe an atv, but these toys should never take away from the true camping experience within nature.

 

” There are many looks of camping, but the look of nature is all you need to truly relax”

” It is not camping without the camp fire, so don’t forget the firewood, as you venture into the woods for nature’s beauty”

” Spring brings the warmth, the warmth brings camping, the rest is us sitting in front of the campfire and relaxing”

 

 

 

 

 

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”

 

 

 

 

An uncharted beach for true relaxation

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I am the Rocky shore of a beach along a pond, right smack in the middle of no where. I am a place to go when you want true peace and serenity, when everybody else goes to the crowded beach along the shore of an ocean. where you have to worry more of being ripped off, than getting truly relaxed, I am the place to go to truly get away and truly enter into the doors of true peace and serenity, where part of the beauty I hold is listening to the Maine state bird the Loon, sing their music and chat back and forth along the water of the pond, or maybe a Moose walking along the beach and coming to the water for it’s daily splash. This is all about being one with Nature, enjoying all of it’s beauty with no interruptions, so you than can totally relax your mind, body and soul, which cures you from the daily grind full of nothing but chaos and stress.

Simply set up your comfy camp chair along my rocky surface, no radio’s or cellphone needed, just sit there look out deeply into the blue water, where it meets the horizon and the sky, let it hypnotize you into true peace and serenity, while you hear nothing but the true sounds of Nature and what is around at this time? Now you are entering into not a twilight zone, but a zone that is within true reality, that will transform you, that will lift those heavy weights from your shoulders, that will cleanse you from all the crap, so you than can totally relax and unwind from the daily grind, which will then help you walk your path of this journey, within the peace and serenity you long for.

Those deep colored blue clouds above, yes they look a bit thunderous?  But as you look deeply into them with no worry of what they may hold, you can clearly see not just of which direction they are traveling, but just how fast they are traveling over head. This helps in determining whether you need to duck under the shelter, or just stay put and keep enjoying the true beauty around you. As you look deeply into the clouds above, you notice the rays of the sun leaking in between the cracks of the clouds, as well as all the different formations of the clouds, then you see it!!! You see that one shape or that one formation, that you never see, because you really never before look that deeply into anything before, this is what happens when you clear yourself of all the crap, become one with your surroundings and let the good overwhelm the evil within you.

You see that thickly green Forest on the other shore across from you, When you look deeply into the other side, you just may see another of God’s creatures come to you, you stare across at the thick Forest and wonder what lurks deep within it? Now as you stare within the thick Forest, what you don’t realize at the time is, all the crap and stress within you is leaving, as you now focus on something intriguing. You then notice that the water before you is getting a bit rough, with the white tops of the waves, but still no concern for alarm, as you are so hypnotized of your surroundings and are so relaxed, you really don’t care of what may come, because your thoughts have become consumed by more positive then negative, which then has you in a space that you do not want to leave. The beauty of the Rocky shore within that uncharted beach, where only a few may have traveled to and with those few, they are the ones that have found the true beauty within all the paths, of this journey through life.

 

” That uncharted rocky beach may look rough at first sight, but look deeply into what you see and truly see all the beauty within it”

” Look deeply into this picture and truly see the true colors of this journey through life”

” When you transform yourself and be who you truly are, then all the weights from this ugly society will be lifted helping you see the good society within it”

” No radio’s or cellphones required in order to see all the true beauty that is around you”

 

 

To Explore, it is what we do………

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Since the beginning of Mankind, we have always been Explorers. No matter of who you are, where you are from, we have always gone to far away places and explored what we normally do not see. Columbus…….. Magellan to name a couple from yesteryear, these Individuals boarded their ships and explored many places including, what we now know as the United States of America. Exploring is who we are, some may go to an exotic place with sands, sun and fun, while others who are more adventurous, may go to places of uninhabited, where there are no luxuries, or others to pamper them, instead they pitch a tent and build a campfire, then go out and explore the new territory  around them. Once camp is set, then it is time to break out the fishing gear and catch the days meal, to cook over the open fire, when dinner is served, it is time to totally relax to the sounds of Nature.

We of today’s Society don’t do much exploring anymore, as a matter of fact, if we don’t know of where we are going, we then do not go. The thought of walking along the shore of an Island in the middle of no where scares the crap out of most, simply because nobody knows how to truly live of the land anymore, away from our technological devices. The children of today have no clue of what it was like with no cell phone in their hands, if they can’t get to where they want to go, then they stay where they are and won’t even attempt to walk to where they want to go. We within today’s Society have become so used to all the technology, that we have totally forgotten of what it is to truly explore what is around us, throughout this journey of life.

We have to blaze our own paths through this journey and when we have become too lazy to do any blazing, then this journey will pass us by and won’t even look back at who it has left behind. Now a lot of times we get side tracked or stuck in a rut, or maybe one of life’s many events will have us confused, to which we lose our since of direction? This is when we need to stay strong to who we are, dig down deep so we than can keep moving forward, away from what is trying to hold us back, away from the ruts and explore our way around, to truly find the direction for which we want to go.

We all get so consumed in this World of today, like working morning, noon and night just to try to make ends meet, that we never take any ” me” time, or time to get out and explore what is truly around us to the point that, when we do actually take some down time, we either don’t know truly of how to handle it, or we just sit within our comfortable rut, that we never take the time to go out and truly explore what is around us. This journey through life has many avenues within it, also has many directions for which to take us, but if we never take the time to explore any of it, then life itself will pass us by, without even a wave on the way by.

 

” Step out of your circle or your comfortable rut, get out and explore what is truly around you”

” Technology has made us into someone we truly are not, as we work morning, noon and night to be able to afford it and stops us from truly exploring all that is around us”

” To explore is more than just going to a new Bar for a different kind of drink, it’s stepping out of your comfort zone and to experience things you normally would never explore”

” Explore is what we do, to be stuck in a rut and never step out to explore is not of who we are”