The journey of life has many similarities, as we carve our paths differently.

Forest           Just as we walk our Journey’s Jesus also came and walked his journey with us. There are no set paths, only paths carved by others, or paths that we may carve ourselves. We learn many things and make many choices along the paths we walk, when Jesus came and walk his path, we today are still learning of his teachings. During the journey of Jesus Christ, he gathered many followers, but none more important than the twelve followers known as the Disciples.

Jesus then said to the chosen twelve:

” Do you also want to leave?” Simon Peter answered him , Master to whom should we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy one of God”.

**JN 6:67-69

These words of the Scriptures over the history of Mankind, have been dissected and ignored many times, but they remain within the good book of the Bible and brings us much inspiration at times within our lives when we most are in need. The journey of life with all that happens within it, can  become overwhelming at times and have us become clouded, within the clouds of our judgements, if we don’t truly understand what is going on around us.

Egotism to some may be just a word, of which they don’t know the true meaning of. This word Egotism is a feeling within each one of us, that only has us looking at ourselves, without any true empathy or remorse of anyone else around us. This word Egotism has brought down many Societies before the one in which we walk and it is bringing down the current one as well, this feeling of Ego we all carry within us, will only have us look at ourselves as the only thing that matters, without truly looking at everything around us.

To see just what this word of Egotism is doing to our Society, just stop and look around, not just at what is close by you, but what is happening throughout the entire planet Earth. You have many people struggling just to put food on the table and to put a roof over their heads. All the while their are others that will stop at nothing, just to satisfy their Ego and take everything they can, from the ones who need it most. When you are too busy just feeding your Ego, than you lose what is truly the most important part of yourself, which is the true feelings of empathy and remorse.

If we all throughout this Society would be more in touch with our true feelings of empathy and remorse, that is deep within the core of each of us, this Society would show more love of one another and stop all the hate we see daily today. Egotism is something that has been happening throughout Mankind from the beginning of Mankind and we still haven’t been able to control it, or control ourselves towards it. Egotism is another way for us to be selfish of each other, so we won’t open ourselves up to any hurt that may come to us, while we show this Egotism all we are really doing is, deflecting our true issues away from ourselves and thinking we are better than all that is around us.

Jesus didn’t come to us and walk his journey, so we could all go our own way with our big Ego’s in tact, he taught us to love one another, by being more in tune with our feelings of empathy and remorse. Egotism is just an excuse and a way for us to try to move forward, without truly fixing our issues and not acknowledging the pain that may come to us. Egotism is just a way for us to hide deep within who we truly are, then portray a fake self so others will view us as strong. I understand when things happen to us that bring great pain, we want nothing more than to rid this pain from us, but when we bury this pain without truly taking care of it correctly, this pain will forever be within us, to which we then put forth this Egotism, so we can at least move forward and try to be as normal as we can be. Jesus came to us and walked his journey with us, while teaching us just how to love one another, we just have to drop this Egotism, so we can actually feel the empathy and remorse within us, then we all can walk our paths of our journey through life peacefully and become stronger and better throughout our Society.

” The journey of life has many attributes within it, but when we are full of this Egotism, we cannot see truly the good throughout this journey of life”

” The scriptures are within the Bible, just as the true feelings of empathy and remorse are within each one of us”

” Egotism is just a word, but it is a word that we let control who we truly are”

Camping the great outdoors……

“Camping is a good way to back in touch with the ways of early Mankind”.

When I talk of camping, I don’t mean towing a trailer behind your vehicle and setting up in a campground, that has everything from activities to programs, to a recreation room for board games or even bingo, this kind of camping is basically bringing your house to a different location and sleeping on a comfy mattress.

The type of camping I am talking about, is pitching a tent in the wilderness, away from anything of normality that you would usually do in everyday life, getting back in touch with the early settlers of Mankind, where you had no running water or even electricity  to get plugged into. To sleep you lay a sleeping bag down inside the tent and sleep on the Earth in which we walk, if there is a stream nearby then you listen to the running water and fall asleep in a peaceful setting. During the day going on little walks and exploring things around you, that you normally would never think of exploring, basically getting away from the congestion within our society and stepping out into a piece of serenity, to totally relax and recharge to see everything around us in a different light.

Yes camping in the wilderness in a tent, may be a little more work in setting up camp, unlike backing into campsite and simply connecting a few wires and hoses, but the simple fact of having true serenity and peacefulness, is totally worth the little extra work, camping to me is about the serenity and peacefulness, exploring things you normally would not explore and stepping out of your usual comfort zone, which will help you be stronger and better, with whatever comes across your path along this journey called life.

True within this Society we live today and all the gadgets or devices that we have, which makes our lives easier, most people would never think of true wilderness camping, to them they just can’t step away from the running water, or having the security of turning on the lights at night, let alone being away from their Facebook’s or Twitter for even one second? Let’s not forget the early settler’s of Mankind, they had nothing, not even shoes on their feet, to eat they had to make their own weapons in order to hunt for their food, build a fire so they can have warmth, these are the things we in this Society take for granted and think that we are supposed to have it this way?

There is nothing in this Society that is a guarantee, or that should just be given to us. You want something than go out and earn it, yes those early settlers had to work hard for what they gathered, but in the end, they had no stress like we put on our self’s today.

This is why I like primitive camping, it keeps you in touch with how everything on Earth works, seeing and exploring things you normally would never do, having that peacefulness of serenity to clear your head and recharge, so you can go back into Society with a clear head, true camping to me is the old fashioned primitive ways and not towing your house behind you, then backing into a site with many activities to do at your arrival, like getting a room at the Ritz Carlton and being pampered at every turn.

” True Camping is getting back in touch with the roots of Mankind and seeing the true beauty the Earth has to offer”