Change will come to all of us along our Journey of Life…..

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” This is a post that I wrote a couple years ago and I chose this pix as it used to be home of the Old Man of the Mountain in New Hampshire. With a few tweaks this post shows that through change, we all can walk our paths peacefully, while being happy along our journey of life”

” This journey through life really is too short to have it bring us great pain and sorrow, but through change and done correctly, we all can walk our paths in peace and be stronger and better moving forward”

 

 

Our Journey of life is far different, than any journey or trek we take, in a vacation sort of way, a vacation is a journey that we set up and control, so we can get away from reality for a bit and unwind to also relax, a Journey we all walk through life, is reality and a journey that we can’t control where we go, only walk the journey correctly, in order to make it a safe and happy passage.

Throughout this Journey of life, we as Humans go through many changes, these changes comes to us in many different ways, these changes can also be very ugly for us if we let them control our being, as these changes come to us, yes we will not accept them at first, that is perfectly okay, it is a natural feeling within all of us, when we are resistant to these changes, is when we become something we truly are not, if God thought these changes were bad for us, he wouldn’t allow these changes to come to us along our journey of life.

Change is good for the soul, if we handle them correctly and learn to accept, instead of not acknowledging that they happen for a reason, to help us be better and stronger moving forward on our paths of our journey of life.

The Journey of our vacations, is very different than our journey of life, the journey of life is all our realities and how we walk our paths through life, these changes come to us at the cross roads of our paths, God puts them there for us to see them, but it is up to us to truly see them and to acknowledge them, so we can accept them and make our journeys better and stronger moving forward, there is so much more to life than all the materialistic things we acquire, it is the spiritualistic things that drive us to walking our journey being safe, while moving forward with the strength to be better, not just for ourselves, but for all we meet along our journey.

When change comes to us, it happens in many ways, sometimes change is needed and sometimes it is unwanted, but what makes all change very ugly, is us as Humans not accepting it and resisting it, which makes us become bitter and become something/someone we are truly not.

Change is something we all go through along our journeys, change could be something very simple to us, like not putting sugar in your coffee, or other change can be very difficult, like a lifestyle change, which the latter is usually the one most likely to be resisted, but when we  resist this change, is the start of us moving forward being someone we are not and not truly  being ourselves, another type of change we deal with is, when a life event happens to us, these events come to us in many ways, just like change comes to us,  these events can be very emotional and painful to us as well, which is when we change ourselves in ways that truly isn’t who we are, change will happen to all of us as we walk our paths, it is part of the journey that God try’s to guide us into the right direction, it is how we deal with the change that makes us into who we are, the choice is always given to us by God, we can either accept or resist the change, but each will either make our paths along our journey of life be very emotional and much pain, or we can be in peace to be better and stronger moving forward.

” Change is a part of life, we can accept or resist, then either way we have to live with our choice, by becoming someone we truly are not”

” Change can be ugly, or change can be beautiful, the choice is ours to make as we walk our journeys of life”

” God puts this change at our crossroads of our paths, the choice is ours to accept or resist all these changes”

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”

Blinded by the Brush within our lives…….

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA             Just as we have to make our way around the thick brush within the Forests, as we walk the trails of the back country, we also have to find our way around all within our lives, that try’s to control everything about us and who we are as a person.

There are many things within our lives that comes across our paths as we walk our journey of life, these things will try to control us if we let them. Some of these things just happen and are out of our control, but we still let them stress us out and affect us, when all we have to do is turn the corner so these things will just go past, with minimal to no damage to us at all.

Life for all of us as we walk our journey through it, really isn’t as hard as we think it is, we as Individuals and how we react to everything around us, is what makes up how we walk our paths along this journey of life. When we get consumed within the power and control game part of life, then everything around us will try to control who we really are.

When we go trekking through the woods and find we have to negotiate around some thick brush, we do so without even thinking about it, but when we have to negotiate around all the power and control parts of life, we second guess ourselves and get caught up in all the crap, then we get lost within ourselves and become something we truly are not, we let things bother us to the point of, we worry ourselves sick and force much pain upon ourselves, which forces us to numb ourselves to the point we don’t feel any pain at all.

Everybody throughout the history of Mankind has walked a path through their journey of life, we within this Society are no different than those of Societies before us, the only difference of our Society compared to those of the past is, the fact there is so much more drama today and a lot of it comes from, social media and the news media, not to mention all the propaganda media that try’s to engulf us with their, what they would call news? When all it comes out to is crap and half facts, just so they can sell us print to make money for themselves, not to mention there are some gullible Individuals that actually believe and spread the drama further with all the gossip, plus when they hear some of the crap, they then add lib some content, to create even more drama within our Society. We as Individuals not only have to weave our way through the brush of the wilderness as we trek through it, but we also have weave through the drama of our Society and to by pass what wants to control us, so we don’t become someone we truly are not. When we all stay true to ourselves as we walk our paths through this journey of life, life can be a lot more peaceful, as we become stronger and better to overcome anything that may cross our paths.

” Life as we walk our paths may seem like a lot of brush to get through, only because we let things around us control who we really are”

” Life doesn’t have to be about the power and control game, only if we stay true to ourselves will our journey be peaceful for all”

The trek up the Mountain…..throughout the journey of life.

The paths throughout our lives are full of ups and downs, we never walk the same all the time, there is always something that comes across our path, that changes how we walk, or even makes our up hill climb seem longer than it really is. We will never become as high as God throughout our journey, but if we let him guide us, we can be beside him when our journey ends here on Earth.

The ups and downs of our journey of life, are similar than trekking up a mountain we see and want to hike, when you trek up a mountain it is never always an upward journey, you have some level ground as well as some downward ground, and when you reach the summit, now you have to come down, just as in life when you reach the top of anything, there is always a downward turn in order to go back up, for another path in which to explore.

To reach the summit of any mountain is an achievement for anybody no matter of who you are, there are obstacles to overcome like a downed tree laying over the path, maybe a stream to find your way across, little rocks and twigs all over in which to turn an ankle on, not to mention the challenge of our physical abilities, no matter how fit you may seem to be. Trekking up a mountain is similar to trekking our paths within our journey of life, there is always the unknown to explore and be ready for, with life we have these life events to set us back, trekking a mountain we have weather conditions and obstacles to ready for, so we can achieve our goal of reaching the summit, what both life and the mountain offers us together is, the WOW!!! factor when we reach the top and the feeling of achievement that comes over us.

The mountains offer us so much more than just a daily trek, just like when Moses trekked up the mountain and heard God speak to him and Jesus taking his disciples up the mountain to see the transition first hand, The transition from who we are, to where we can go when we find the true path of righteousness, as we truly feel God’s love within our hearts and souls.

Some may trek up a mountain and not feel anything, that is because you are not truly in touch with your true self, life has a way of getting us away from who we truly are, it will have us zig when we want to zag, life will throw things at us in the form of a life event and unless we understand the true why of the event, we will never have that WOW!!! feeling when we reach the summit of anything let alone the trek up a mountain. This WOW!!! feeling is of God and that warm feeling we feel deep within ourselves, this is God’s love we feel within our hearts and souls, that warms us in a special way, it is also we ourselves getting in touch with our true selves, you just can’t turn on this love and warm feeling, like you turn on the heat in your house or car, you need to walk your path along your journey of life with confidence, ready to explore everything that comes across your path, so you can better understand everything around you and of yourself, then as you better understand all around you and trek up that mountain, you to can have that WOW!!! feeling and the feeling of achievement, while God fills your heart and soul with the warmth of his love, so you can share that same love with all that is around you.

” life is like trekking up a mountain, you have to explore so you can better understand and when you reach the summit, then you can have that WOW!!! feeling of achievement”

” God’s love is always within us, just that we have to unleash it to truly feel its warmth”

You see Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire, I see….well here goes

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Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, New Hampshire is one of the most hiked mountains in the world, as someone who have hiked it many times, it is a very fun hike and a hike that is a prelude to bigger mountains, I have hiked many mountains here on my journey I walk on this planet Earth, they all are special in their own way, even though I hiked Mount Washington in New Hampshire many times, the one hike that stands out above all is, Mount Albert in Leadville Colorado, as this mountain was the highest I have ever been at 14,500, I hiked it in the middle of July with a beautiful day of 85 degrees at the start, then once I reached the summit was welcomed by a quick 10min. Snowstorm, then the sun came back out and I enjoyed the view from the summit greatly.

All hikes up whatever mountain you chose to trek, are special and beautiful in their own way, they all give you the chance to take the time to notice all the beauty that is around you, they give you the chance to breathe in fresh clean air, without all the smog of the cities and suburbs, gives you the freedom of spreading your wings sort of speak, unlike where we live at places that are over run with homes so close together, they also give us the chance to notice that we are not alone on this planet and there are other species that share this planet with us, while you are on the trail it is like time stands still, cause we lose track of it while taking in all the beauty around us, which is a far cry from the “I need it now mentality” of our everyday lives that consume us today.

God created this planet for all of us to share,  not just in our everyday lives, but in our times of relax as well, some of us think to relax is to go to a place where we can party, drink and sit on an exotic beach somewhere, yet others like to relax in a place that hiking a mountain is the way around, I prefer the latter, as this lets us see the true beauty of God’s creation, just like the true beauty that is deep within all of us, that we take for granted in our fast paced Society in which we live.

” Beauty is in the eye of the be-holder” this is an old saying that has traveled a journey of it’s own throughout the Generations, I say, ” true beauty is deep within us and all around us within this God created planet we live”, the only problem is we don’t take the time to see the true beauty of ourselves, others around us and what God has created for us.

Hiking a mountain may seem like a lot of work, but when you hike while looking at all the beauty around you, makes you forget about the work and makes you relax on your trek up the mountain, to see the trees become smaller on the way up and the view from the top, will simply overwhelm you with what true beauty really means, if we can see the true beauty from the summit of the mountain, than why can’t we see the true beauty within ourselves and each other? When we see all the true beauty around and within us, is when we will share all the love and forget what the word hate means, so let’s all take a trek up a mountain, it doesn’t matter the size of the mountain , just take the trek to see all the true beauty that we all have taken for granted within this society, on this path we walk along our journey of life.

” True beauty is within us and around us, in this God created planet we live”

” Hiking a mountain may seem like a lot of work, but it is work that keeps us in touch with ourselves and everything around us”

” Hiking brings out the real true beauty, it’s when we become consumed with the I need it now mentality, that stops us from seeing the true beauty”