The quiet serenity of the journey

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The crisp cool air and the smooth waters, you can hear the paddle cutting through the water with each stroke, you embark on the water for the daily journey into the unknown. Life’s journey is full of unknowns as we walk our paths, but if you never get out and explore, you shall never uncover any of the unknowns and never truly experience any of the beauty that is truly around you.

Within this society, we all get so wrapped in, we forget that there is so much more to this journey, we get so wrapped up in the drama, the ugliness, and the hatred, that we then become someone for who we truly are not, with so much more to explore within this journey, we would clearly see that there is a whole different world out there, unlike what we see within the everyday parts of our lives.

Everything changes, we the people change, we need to be able to adapt to all the changes or this journey will leave us all behind. Some would rather be stuck within all drama and the hatred, simply because we think that is all there is? There are many little journeys within this big journey through life, if you never get out and explore, you will never find any of the little journeys, that will totally help you heal from all the pain and hurt from a society that does not really care for you. from reasons that are beyond me, most within this society will step on another’s shine and won’t even miss a step of their own. We take so much for granted in this society today, we forget to get out and explore all that is truly around us.

There are some out there that think they know everything and they have all the answers, seriously now nobody has all the answers except Jesus Christ, but even a few do not even think he is real, Jesus came to us and walked his journey here with us, he showed us how to walk our paths as we show our love for one another and in the eyes of Jesus, there was never any hatred no matter of who you were. The hatred comes from us and is learned from us, we are our own worst enemies and we can fix this if we really wanted to, Jesus showed us how to walk our paths so we then can get to that path of righteousness, but we are so stubborn and so set in our ways, that we then can not see clearly enough through the clouds of our judgments.

When we take our vacations we then follow others as we go to places that are still full of chaos, ugliness, and hatred, then complain further that our vacation wasn’t really a vacation? We won’t even think of getting out to explore in places that have never been touched by man, simply because we have become so naive that, we think these places do not exist? These places are there and we just have to open our minds up to everything and not walk our paths with these blinders on from all that is around us. Some may not be able to get out as they suffer from a chronic illness that is out of their control, some may have suffered great pain and hurt from another, that keeps them hiding deep within and too scared to get out and explore, but if only we get out and explore the beauty within mother nature and the true beauty from places that have never been touched by man, we will never find the true peace and serenity that will heal us deeply from all the pain, the hurt and the sufferings from the world within this unforgiving society.

Let the paddle cut through the water as you move forward along the water, keep your eyes open as you never know what may be lurking in front of you, keep your ears open to all the sounds within nature, for you just might hear things that you have never heard before. We have become so accustomed to the sounds and scenery of the cities, that we have zero clues on the true sounds of nature, the only way to change that is to get out and explore, change the error of our ways, so we then can truly be of who we truly are and truly see all the beauty that is around us, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” Get a canoe or a kayak and get out within nature to explore the true beauty all around us”

” Never get too stuck within the error of your ways to the point you never get out and explore all that is around you”

” There is a lot more to this journey than all the ugliness, the corruption, the hatred, and the pain and hurt brought by all this”

” The true sounds of nature will heal and bring much-wanted peace and serenity to us all”

 

 

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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”

Escape within the beauty of Mother Nature

The quiet serenity and beauty all around you, that is exactly what escaping within Mother Nature is all about. Leaving the daily grind even if it is for a short time, it is time much needed with all the drama and ugliness within the daily grind. Camping season is right around the corner and having reservations for a camp site on Memorial weekend, I simply can not wait to unwind and totally relax within the beauty of Mother Nature.

The beach in this picture may be a bit rocky, but it is a beach that you can enjoy all to yourself, a beach to sit and watch the Eagles fly by and on occasion, swoop down into the water for it’s daily meal. Then there is the Loon swimming by as it sings back and forth with other Loons, what a beautiful sound to just sit and relax, as you listen to them in their habitat. Then if your lucky enough without being to noisy, a friendly Moose will come out of the woods to the lake shore, for a drink and a bath. Now let’s not forget all the different sounds you hear within woods behind you, some sounds you would normally never hear within the daily grind, Mother Nature is pure beauty and never ever forget!!! You are now within the homes of the animal kingdom, which you need to respect, just like you would want others to respect your home as they come to visit you.

As quiet as this picture is, it is really this quiet as you sit on this rocky beach in person, while you sit in your comfy chair on this beach and take in all the beauty around you, you will actually feel the stress of the daily grind leave your body, the clouds of your judgment, will become clear as you look out within the beauty, the transition from the daily grind, to the beauty of Mother Nature is the most beautiful thing and we all need more of it.

When you take to the outdoors and within the beauty of Mother Nature, you also have to explore and see things you never will see within the daily grind, when I lived in the great state of Colorado, I had a 4×4 pick up and would venture in the back country and as high as 13,000 feet on a mountain, the beauty I would come across would take your breathe away, plus from time to time, come across a few Ghost towns, dating back in time from the gold rush days, I would stop and get out of the truck to walk around these towns, as I then would gain a big respect for those of our past, seeing that a lot of the buildings were still standing strong today. I would also come across some animals I would never see otherwise as they lived within the high country, like the Doll sheep, and the Ram sheep, even mountain lion and antelope, plus some pretty big bull Elk, it is so beautiful to see these kind of animals in their elements. I came across this herd of Ram sheep one time, as some where actually ramming each other with the horns, I must say I was getting a headache watching this, as in the daily grind you would never get a chance to see this at all.

There is so much to the beauty of Mother Nature and unless you get out and explore this beauty, you will never see or witness this beauty, from the daily grind that we all get caught up within. We all walk a path through this journey of life, we all become too programmed within our daily grinds, to the point that some never get out to see the true beauty of Mother Nature, When you think about it……………. That is too sad because, we then become too tense and have no idea of what truly relaxing really is. When we are too tense that is when we bring all the ugliness we see today to each other, we then think that this is the norm? This is not truly of who we are, who we truly are…………….. Are people with love in our hearts that keeps us warm inside, when we become too tense, we then never truly feel the warmth of this love and then never share it with each other. The warmth of the love within your heart, is Jesus Christ our savior and his love for us, he loves us all deeply and equally, no matter of who you are, we within today’s daily grind, never give ourselves a chance to truly feel this love, as we become so engulfed, within the ugliness and hatred of today.

” Escape to the beauty of mother nature, to truly relax and get back in touch with the warmth of love within your heart from Jesus Christ”

” The rocky beach at first glance may look rough, but it’s true beauty will surround you with plenty of peace and serenity”

” The sounds of mother nature will totally relax you, as the stress of the daily grind will melt from your mind, body and soul”

” It may be a ghost town now, but at one point it was a bustling little town, full of joy, happiness and love”

The Journey of life we all walk, with many different sufferings that come to each of us.

            ” He summoned the crowd with his Disciples and said to them, ” Who ever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me, for who ever wishes to save his life will lose it, but who ever loses his life for my sake and that of the Gospel will save it”.

*** Mk 8:34-35

This quote from the Scriptures and the Gospel, which is the word of our Savior Jesus Christ, basically describes how Jesus came out and announced to we the people, that he is the son of God, to which the process of suffering and the carrying of the cross, was all part of him showing us he was being truthful with us all and that through this journey of life, we all go through some kind of suffering, then carry a cross along our paths, so we to can find that path of righteousness and see the light of peace and serenity as Jesus found.

There are many things that come across our paths of this journey of life, we are not alone with any of the sufferings within life. Cancer…… We all have known someone among us that has suffered this dreadful disease, or even we ourselves who have suffered? Earthquakes, Tornadoes, vicious attacks to name a few, these are all kinds of sufferings that come to each of us, in one way or another. We all have had some kind of suffering within our journey of life and as much as we may think we are alone, You are not alone, just that each of us are afraid to communicate with each other of our short falls and sufferings.

As much as we don’t want to communicate of our sufferings, we need to communicate better of these sufferings, so we all can properly fix what is wrong and move forward, along our journey of life with peace and serenity for all. When we don’t communicate properly of these sufferings, you can clearly see with all the crap within our Society, that each one of us suffer greatly, with all the hatred and killings of innocent people, not too mention all the less fortunate people, that struggle daily just for one meal a day, or even put a roof over their heads. Life for some may not be fair, only because others take things for granted and stop at nothing to steal everything away from others, so they can live their plush lifestyles.

We all walk a path along this journey of life, we all start out the same way on this journey, we all may not end this journey the same way, but this journey will end for all of us, whether we want it to or not. When you walk this journey properly and take care of the sufferings that come to you, is when peace and serenity will come to you, which helps you carry the cross as Jesus did, to be able to accept everything that comes to you, then see the light of the path of righteousness, which leads to the peace and serenity of a well traveled journey, along your paths of your journey through life.

Some will go through their journey only thinking that they are the only ones walking a path through this journey of life and that everybody else is in their way, keeping them from what they think is the result of this journey? This is the thinking that does nothing but breed all the hatred around us, also breeds the ugliness and crap we see around us as well, we all walk a path through this journey of life, it is up to each of us to accept the sufferings that come to us, fix the issues of these sufferings, so we all can find peace and serenity within this journey of life, as we find this peace and serenity, is when we all will coincide better with each other and we all can have peace and serenity moving forward along our paths, as we help each other carry the cross as Jesus did, knowing of a journey well traveled.

” Communication is key to help us all through all of the sufferings within this journey through life”

” There are many things that come across our paths of this journey of life, we are not alone with any of the sufferings within life”

” We need to communicate better of these sufferings, so we all can properly fix what is wrong and move forward along this journey of life”

” We all suffer in our own way, it is how we accept and fix our sufferings that have us move forward and find our peace and serenity along our journey of life”

Peace be with you, as we walk our journey’s

What do the words Peace be with you really mean?

When we see or say this word Peace today within our Society we think of World peace, with all the chaos and hatred around us everyday. Back in the 1960’s within those times they had a different way of expressing this word Peace, with the war’s that were taking place and the rebellious acts of the young back then, they gave this word Peace a whole new meaning, as they tried to show their freedom of expression in a whole new light, Peace back in the 60’s meant happiness and freedom and today we think of it as better times of joy, with no more hurting of each other.

The true meaning of the word Peace came from the words of Jesus Christ himself, the word Shalom within the Muslim community, has the same meaning of this word Peace by Jesus and what the true meaning of these words are, may serenity and  mercy come to you all and spread the love of God with each other.

With all this hatred and chaos around us everyday within this Society, only shows that Satan is alive and well and walks this journey along with us, just as he tempted Jesus he tempts each one of us everyday, the word temptation comes from the mouth of Satan, just as the word Peace came from the mouth of Jesus.

In order for us to have serenity and mercy in our lives, we have to truly believe in ourselves, as well as truly believe in Jesus also, just like when Jesus was tempted by Satan, he stayed true to who he was and believed in his Father the Lord God, to which the temptation of Satan disappeared from the life of Jesus Christ, so he could further his teachings to us all, to show us the true path of righteousness and when we feel his love within our hearts, we then can share this love with all those around us.

Just as we grow within this Society, the true meaning of this word Peace grows within us all, as we truly believe in ourselves along with truly believing in Jesus, the serenity and mercy from this word peace, will flood our hearts with the love of Jesus and as we feel this love, we can then share it with all those around us.

When this inner child that is within us all doesn’t grow to it’s full potential within us, then we as an Individual don’t grow to our full potential, we then become clouded in our judgements, which brings much pain to our lives as we walk our paths of our journey of life, with this pain we will do anything to to relieve ourselves from it, which includes giving in to the temptation of Satan, when we give in to this temptation and as much as we think we believe in ourselves, we truly lose a very large piece of ourselves, we don’t let the love of Jesus warm our hearts and with that we never let the serenity and mercy of true Peace come to us, which we then move forward with much doubt for which chaos and hatred become who we are, instead of truly being who we are and feeling the love of Jesus within our hearts and then spreading this love with all those around us, as we walk our paths of our journey of life.

” just as the true meaning of peace came from the mouth of Jesus, the word temptation came from the mouth of Satan”

” Peace is to serenity and mercy, as temptation is to chaos and hatred”

” Shalom and Peace may be from different parts of the World and within different cultures, but the two words comes from Jesus himself with the same meaning of serenity and mercy to us all”

Telemarketers and Scammers need to get a real life………..

Telemarketers and Spammers are getting real crafty in the way they get your attention these days, they try to come across as the IRS or even as law enforcement, just to get your attention and force you to give them your hard earned money.

These Individuals most likely make very little money and work for commission on how many people they can scam? Which proves the creativity they come up with, just to get your attention and money.

You get calls like an official IRS agent calling you and threatening you with a lawsuit? Sorry but the real IRS don’t call and threaten you like this, you get calls like, you have papers you need to sign and they will be delivered to your home? Sorry but if someone needs to serve you papers, it is done through the local Sheriff or the Constable, other calls like they are pretending to be a law firm and at the end of the call they say “YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED”? Sorry but a real law firm don’t call you in this fashion.

Buyer Beware, this is an old school term that we all should be aware of, not just for shopping, but for all the telemarketers and spammers out there, that will do anything to get your attention and money, it is really sad that in this society, there will always be some that will stop at nothing, just to screw others out of their hard earned money and scare them into believing the worst or even worse, making you look over your shoulder all the time and who knows, maybe some old timers have become so nervous, that they have had a bad heart attack from these type of scams?

I am sure there are some that have bought into these scams and lost some big money, they worked hard at saving? the majority of us though probably have seen through these scams and just delete, so they won’t worry their fool heads off? But still it is just sad that some will take advantage of others, just for their own personal gain,  we all walk our own paths in life, but we all still have to walk this journey through life, so why not make the journey full of happiness for all, instead taking advantage of each other, which does nothing but further all the hate we have now in this society, there is an old saying in life, “never mess up another persons shoe shine”, meaning if you can walk your path along your journey, without messing up anyone’s shine, then when your journey is done, you will have nothing but peace, serenity and happiness, on your next journey wherever that may be?

God didn’t create this Planet and all Mankind, for us to take advantage of one another, yes he wants us to be better and stronger from each society, but to truly be better and stronger, we all have to work together, show more love of ourselves and each other, when someone is down on their luck and have fallen, reach out and help them, instead of just turning your back and walking away, or taking advantage of them when they are down, we all walk our own paths, but the journey is the same, let’s make the journey fun, with happiness and love of each other, so we all can walk our paths in peace, where ever our paths may take us.

” Never step on another persons shoe shine, as your own shine may be the one that gets scuffed up”

” Taking advantage of someone when they are down, is the lowest form of walking your path along your journey of life”

“Empathy in life goes a lot further than any hatred and it don’t cost anything, as it is inside all of us, we just have to let it out and it will bring much happiness to all our lives, along all our journeys”

Diversity and serenity within the city of Boston

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This is a picture taken on the Boston side of the Charles river, looking towards the Cambridge side and in the direction of the famous Harvard University.

As you look out into the river, you see the boats gliding along, with other boats docked and moored along the river, you sit on a bench along a path, separated from the hustle and bustle of the city, while enjoying the peace and serenity in front of you, we in this society are so caught up in the fast paced society around us, that we simply don’t even notice all the true beauty that is around us.

Like most cities in the United States, yes you have a lot of crime and ugliness within it, then you have the media that focuses on all this ugliness, just to bring our attention to them so they can create more drama and money for a story, while we focus on the media, we simply forget all the good about the city, then get caught up in all the drama, as we try to keep up with the fast paced society of today,

The problem really lies within each of us as Humans, we don’t take the time to see the true beauty around us, there fore it must not exist? we get so engulfed in all the issues and problems of others around us, we tend to forget what is important to us as an Individual and that is to take care of our own issues and problems, instead we hide them in order to move forward and fit in, because we do this it makes it harder to love ourselves, which then makes it harder to love all that is around us, which then leads to a lot of hate and bitterness within our society.

To truly see all the true beauty around us, we first need to love ourselves, forgive ourselves when we need to the most, so we can be better and stronger moving forward on our path of our journey of life, when we do this then our society can be better and stronger moving forward, as we not only love ourselves but we love everything/everyone around us, then we can see all the true beauty around us, like looking out onto the Charles river in Boston, or places similar in these United States, plus when we love ourselves and everything around us, there is less of a chance for us to keep up with the fast paced and go no where society, as we get caught up in the moderation and the look at everything around us society, which in the long run will help all of us as Individuals and within society, move forward on our paths of our journey of life, with strength and confidence to be better with more love and happiness, instead of all the hate and bitterness that consumes us now.

” We have one shot to walk this journey, the best way is to do it right for ourselves and others around us”

” there is true beauty in everything we see, we just have to really look deeply in order to really see this beauty”

” through all life has to offer and what it throws at us, if we stay true to ourselves we will always see the beauty that life puts forth in front of us”

The Bridge with Serenity make for a great combination

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Bridges were made to get across gaps, that otherwise would have us taking the long way around, there are many bridges throughout this planet Earth, but none more important than the bridges on our paths of our Journey of life.

When we chose our paths to walk on our Journey, there are many gaps that we need bridges to help us cross them, there are also many obstacles for us to need a bridge to help us across, but most of the time we get knocked around by the obstacles and cross the bridge without realizing of the bridges direction of which we just crossed, sometimes we let the paths control us, because of the obstacles and life events that happen to us, but if we stay true to ourselves and cross the right bridge, the path of our journey of life, will always be that of good and keep us walking a path of righteousness.

A bridge is one tool we use to walk our paths in life, we have many tools to use that we take for granted like the bridge, cause we let ourselves get caught up in the fast paced Society that consumes us all today, we simply cross the bridge only cause it’s convenient to do so, instead of realizing why it is actually there for? Bridges are there on our paths to make our Journey’s easier, so we can be free to love ourselves and those around us and make our journeys in life better and stronger for a safe trip on our path of our Journey of life.

Some bridges are made on paths less traveled, some bridges are made on paths more traveled than we thought they would be, which leads to erosion and makes the bridge become brittle, just as we become brittle from a rough path on our journey, the bridge also needs fixing at time of need, without the bridge we than have to take the long way around to our destination, bridges are an important tool for us to walk a safe path along our journey of life and they also help us cross gaps just for a safe voyage on our trips in life as well.

The bridges of less traveled are bridges where serenity and peace are the main topic, they are in the middle of nowhere and makes you wonder how they got there? These bridges brings us to places of serenity and peace, so we can think and unwind from a fast paced Society that consumes us now, these bridges in the middle of nowhere, may stand for an eternity cause they are on paths less traveled and are built to withstand the weather and everything that may cross them, these bridges bring us to a place where other species of the animal kingdom roam freely, they share this planet with us Humans and we need to understand that, so we can coincide with them as well as with other Humans along our path of our Journey of life.

” all paths wherever we go have their obstacles and turns, its the bridges along our path that help us walk our paths along our journey, in peace and safety”

” a bridge less traveled is just as important as a bridge well traveled”

” don’t take any bridge for granted and always cross having a good sense of direction along your path of your journey”