The Journey into the unknown….

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Going hiking to some is just a daily trek up a mountain and then return to the comforts of their home. Hiking for those Outdoor types that like to go from mountain to mountain, is a journey through the unknown and exploring everything around them, as they take in the true beauty of Mother Nature.

Most hikes when you start the daily journey, is a beautiful sunny day at the bottom of the mountain, except if your hiking in the winter then your blazing a trail through the snow as you go. In either case you still have to keep an eye to the sky, as during your trek to the summit the weather can change quicker than you can snap your fingers, which is why you always have to be prepared for anything, as you trek to the summit of the mountain.

Hiking any mountain you always have to be prepared no matter what elevation you are hiking to. When you don’t wear the proper shoes, then blisters can be a major disappointment along your trek and reason for not making the summit of the mountain, not just blisters but what if you should twist an ankle and either sprain or break an ankle? Now you will definitely not be making any summit of any mountain, which makes for having a good first aid kit in your pack you carry on your back. Now having a first aid kit and the proper supplies in it is one thing, the knowing of how to make use of those supplies is a totally different thing, which then brings the knowing of first aid and doing the right thing, so you can get back to your car and getting good medical treatment, so your ankle heals properly. Inside the kit you may have bandages and tape, but knowing how to gather some twigs along the path and making a splint and wrapping it so it stays still, then finding a good walking stick to act as a crutch, will only keep some of the discomfort to a minimum, so you can get back down safely.

The backpack is a vital tool to all Hiker’s, no matter what size mountain, or how long a trek you plan on taking. First it needs to fit comfortable on your back, with a waist belt that takes the load of your shoulders and distributes that weight on your hips, so you can feel comfortable along your journey. The pack itself should have no more than 100 to 130 pounds inside it, depending on the journey you are taking? With that said, it is important to know the right things to pack within the pack for your journey. The most important item on the list of things in the pack is the first aid kit, next would be survival tools for just in case you wander off the path and become lost, like a good bright flashlight to signal as the sun turns to the dark of the night sky, most definitely some waterproof matches if you don’t know how to make a fire without them? This will help you keep the chill away and keep your body temperature at a point above hyperthermic  stage, a good survival knife in your pack will help you in many ways, along with some string so you can tie the knife to a good branch and make a good fishing tool in case you need to catch a fish, so you can cook a meal on the fire you made back at your camp for the night, you need protein to stay sharp and find your way out of where you are. Hiking along any path and trekking into Mother Natures wilderness can seem like a lot of work, but the work is small if you truly want to enjoy and have a good journey no matter where you walk in the great outdoors.

Being prepared along any journey you may walk in your lifetime, is key to having a safe journey and having successful trek along any path throughout this journey of life. The knowledge of knowing how to be prepared and how to react to any situation, will only help you to be ready for whatever that may cross your path, along this journey through life, or whatever journey you may be on, as you trek up the mountain in front of you, or the mountain of life we all are on. We all may take a different path, but the journey is all the same, as we try to walk through as safe and with as much happiness and joy as we can.

” Being safe and being happy are what we all want throughout any journey we are on throughout this journey of life”

” Preparedness is the key to walking this journey of life, or just trekking up a mountain that is in front of us”

” The beauty of Mother Nature is all around us, we just have to be safe and stop to truly see the beauty that is around us”

 

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Trekking through the Wilderness

 

As we wake at the crack of dawn and get ready for what lies ahead in the days journey, we first take solace, listen and look at what is around us. We then put a couple logs on the hot coals from last nights campfire, so we can put on some coffee and make some breakfast to fuel our inner tanks for the coming journey. It’s a beautiful morning with the morning sun reflecting off the branches and landing in spots along the Earths floor, as I put the pot of water on the fire to heat up for coffee, I suddenly hear some crackling of branches in the distance from where I am, Hmm!!! What could it be as I thought to myself? I stepped away from the immediate area of the campsite and became one with the surroundings around me, as I waited for whatever was there to show their head, I continued to hear the crackling of the branches getting closer and as they got closer I knew whatever it was was bigger than a little Critter like a Chipmunk. I waited still to see what was out there and as I waited i could see the steam coming from the pot of water on the fire, signaling that the water was ready for the coffee, but I didn’t want to give away my location to what was there and stayed put for now. What seemed like eternity of a wait, was in reality about thirty minutes of waiting and then out of the brush comes this thin legged animal, maybe about 150 to 200 pounds, and had its head down sniffing all in its path, it was a Deer, a female Doe to be exact, what a beautiful site and to think she didn’t know I was there, as she hadn’t sniffed my scent cause the breeze was going in the other direction, so I sat there and watched as the Doe did its thing before it headed back into the thick brush of the Wilderness it came from. You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful way to start the day, as you get ready to take on the days journey yourself.

We all walk our paths along this journey of life, true there are some things that will derail us along our paths, but there are many more beautiful things that will have us in awe as we walk these paths of this journey. unfortunately when we get derailed along our paths, we lose sight of what is in front of us and we don’t look deeply into what we see. Instead we wander out of focus until we address what we need to, so we then can continue forward and truly look deeply into all that we see.

You don’t have to be within the Wilderness to see any beauty at all, you simply have to look deeply into what you see, so you than can see beauty, no matter where you are, or whatever you are doing. True beauty is all around us everywhere, but unfortunately through all the ugliness and we ourselves not looking deeply into what we see from the parts of the path that derailed us, we never give ourselves a chance to see this beauty and move forward blindly, with no true direction of where we are going.

We trek through the Wilderness to see all of Natures beauty, but everything that is around us, is the creation of God and he created all this, so we all can see true beauty everyday, as we walk our paths along this journey through life.  This ugliness we see today is the creation of we the people of this Society and we the people can stop this ugliness, just by stepping back, viewing all that is around us and instead of just glancing at what is around us, look deeply into what we see, fix what we need to fix, so we to like the Deer can continue along the path, through this journey of life.

 

” Beauty is everywhere around us, we simply have to look deeply into what we see”

” Waking at the crack of dawn to some is unthinkable, but it is where we focus on the true beauty of what is around us”

” When we don’t fix what we need to fix, we then get derailed along our paths we walk, which then creates all the ugliness we see around us”

 

 

Trekking through the Wilderness and exploring what we normally don’t see

          Throughout our Society of today and as we walk our paths through this journey of life, we all get caught up in the everyday living, the going to work to earn money needed, in order to provide for ourselves and our families, we also get caught into our comfort zones to try to stay safe, without any unnecessary harm coming to us. When we are in these comfort zones we don’t look at what is all around us, as we only see what we want to see, without exploring and learning more so we can be better and stronger along this journey through life.

Trekking through the Wilderness will get us outdoors to explore and see what is around us within places we normally wouldn’t go, We totally see that there is a beautiful side to our journey through life, instead of the grind of work to make ends meet, we also find it relaxing to get outside and see the true beauty of the Wilderness and all the different kinds of animal life, as well as all the different varieties of plant life, that we don’t see within the thickly settled civilization in which we live. The great outdoors is also a way for us to take a deep breathe of the clean fresh air, without all the smog of the city life in our everyday lives,

We throughout Mankind are explorers and exploring is what we have done through many years from the start of our existence, without the exploring than our lives become dull and ordinary, we don’t learn and understand new things, so we can become better and stronger along our paths of our journey through life. We don’t have to go hike up any big mountains, just a simple nature trek along some little trail that we would never of even known it was there, unless we go explore it. When we trek through the Wilderness not only does it relax and let us breathe in clean fresh air, it also gets us in touch with our other senses that we forget we have, living within our comfort zones of our everyday living. Some may not like the idea of doing something new and different but this is how we grow in our lives, this is how we better understand everything around us and this is how we learn of everything around us.

A trail like this one in the picture you can see has a dense amount of plant life, some of these plants we never see in our everyday lives, which makes it fun to learn of them so we can have fun along this trail, this trail will also hold something different at every turn along our way through it, just as our path we take through this journey of life. While we walk along this trail the other sense we take for granted, is our keen sense of hearing, as the quietness of the trail, has us hear everything that is around us, like the beautiful sound of the Birds chirping and singing through their lives, as they to walk or fly their paths along their journey through life. There are many paths through the journey of life and for us the fun part is exploring them, so we can learn to be better and stronger, while we step outside our comfort zones, to truly be who we really are and that is an explorer, like the many before us throughout mankind.

” To step outside our comfort zone may be hard for some to do, but when we do it we find that there is a lot more beauty around us, than we thought there ever was”

” In the beginning of Mankind we were all explorers, we still are just that we have gotten away from it and stopped  learning of whats around us, so we can truly be who we are”

” Comfort zones keep us from any harm that may come to us, but we do need to step outside them to be better and stronger as we walk our paths of this journey through life and truly be who we are”

Diversity is everywhere, no matter where you go……….

            Even as you venture outside in the great outdoors, you will see Diversity all around you. As you go trekking through the wilderness and look at all that is around, you will find that even the plant life has many different varieties and yes they are living and breathing just as we throughout Mankind.  You can see all the different plant life within this picture and the one that stands out the most is the Birch tree in the middle of the picture, what you don’t see are these trees attacking each other, simply because they are different from each other, this is only done by us as Humans throughout Mankind.

Just because we may look different from each other, is not a good enough reason for us to attack each other, whether we do it physically or mentally, there is no reason good enough for this behavior at all. Some of us have different color skin, some may have different faiths, some have different nationalities, this is what’s suppose to make us better from one Society to another, not too mention help us grow healthy and happy, like all the plant life we see around us, when we trek through the wilderness of the great outdoors.

Just because someone looks different than we ourselves, does not mean they are different at all, they do bleed red blood and have all the same features as each of us, maybe one was born or maybe lost a limb from a tragic event, this isn’t reason to make fun of them, or simply ignore their existence, they to have the same feelings as each one of us and they do cry when we ridicule them just so we can look to be stronger than them, they still have a brain and a mind like all others and most of the time, they are much smarter then the ones that are ridiculing them. Then there are other people throughout this Society that are less fortunate than others, they may struggle to find food for their meals, or maybe don’t have a roof over their heads for warmth and comfort? This is no reason to look down on them and put yourself above them, instead we should show more Empathy and Remorse for them, so they can find the strength to be better, instead of just trying to be invisible from the rest of us. We throughout Mankind are our own worst enemies and all the problems throughout this Society are our own fault, whether we want to own up to it or not?

There are many varieties of Humans, just like there are many varieties of plant life, through this Diversity is how we grow to be stronger and better on our paths of this journey through life and we can be as healthy and happy as all the plant life throughout the Forests that we trek through as we explore. The biggest thing that is missing throughout this Society is, there is not enough Empathy or Remorse shown towards each other anymore, instead we try to get ahead of each other, by stepping on each others shoe shine and messing up each others shine, without caring for the mess we leave behind.

Diversity is everywhere as you look around, we all have a purpose on this journey through life, just that each of us have to find that purpose, the problem lies when we are busy messing up each others shine and we get wrapped up in offending each other, some may try to use the race card as a way of messing up the shine even more? I have a NEWS FLASH!!! There is no such thing as a race card, just that we need to use more Empathy of each other, put ourselves in the shoes of the ones we are messing up the shine, so we then can see that they to have feelings as we do. Just as all the plant life sway in the wind without a worry, we to can sway through this journey of life with no worries, when we walk our paths of this journey the right way and clearly see all the Diversity around us, show our true Empathy of each other, than all our paths of this journey through life, will be of peace, happiness and as healthy as we want to be, while the whole Society grows and becomes stronger than the Societies of the past.

” Diversity is everywhere around us, we just have to show more empathy and remorse, to let the Diversity grow in a healthy way”

”  The plant life throughout the great outdoors, has all the same Diversity as we do throughout all Mankind”

” There is no race card, this is a made up card by we the people throughout this Society”

” Empathy is a feeling deep within all of us throughout Mankind, it’s there for us to put ourselves in the shoes of others instead of messing up there shine, just for our own personal gain”

Everything comes in all different shapes, sizes and uniquness.

           We all may look at this picture and see something totally different than each other, one may see a sleeping dog, another may see a sea turtle, this only shows just how unique we are to each other. What this picture truly holds is, this is a huge boulder that is covered with moss, I found this on a trek through the woods, in a place I have never been before and I was exploring and seeing different things of what was around me.

When you go Trekking anywhere, whether you have been there or not, always look at what is around you, you never know what you may see, you might of already seen something before, but always you will see things in which you have never seen before. This is what the Journey of life holds for all of us as we walk our paths through it. When we go through life without truly exploring what is around us, then we are never really walking our paths of our journey, to the full extent of really walking our paths, I get that to some exploring the unknown is a scary thought and they may not want to explore, as this may bring more pain to the pain they already have, but if you don’t explore new things than you may never learn new things and ways, in order to make yourself better and stronger moving forward, or may our Society in which we live become better and stronger moving forward as well.

Just as in this picture we all see things differently than each other, this is part of the uniqueness in which God created us, if we all looked at an object like this rock and saw the same thing, then life would be very boring for all of us? But because of our uniqueness and seeing everything differently, should help us all to see our paths along this journey of life very clearly, yet when we look at something and expect others to see what we see, to think that what we think, others should think the same, will only prove why all the turmoil and chaos that surrounds us now exists.

This journey of life is just that ” a journey”. What do you do on a journey? You explore new things, Not just to learn for ourselves, but to learn of ourselves and all that is around us, to see new things that make up our surroundings as we walk our paths, not just to make ourselves better, but to help make others around us better, so all within Society can be better moving forward, from one Society to another.

” to explore we not only learn new things, we learn of ourselves and all that is around us, so we can walk our paths of our journey of life better and stronger moving forward always”

” everything including us as Humans comes in different shapes and sizes, this proves just how unique we are to each other”

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”

The many Adventures throughout our Journey of life.

As we all walk a path along our Journeys of life, let us not forget the many Adventures that make up each of our Journeys.

These Adventures are what makes us who we are, they protect us from any harm that may come to us, as they make us better and stronger along our Journey, these Adventures happen in many ways and there is no end to them as well, we may take some of these Adventures for granted, as they come to us in the form of a vacation from our place of employment, true we may have earned this Adventure from our hard work at our jobs, but what we tend to overlook is, this is our way of re-charging ourselves to move forward stronger and better along our Journey of life, the Adventures of our vacations come to us in many forms as well as the Adventure itself, but we must never forget the true meaning of our vacation Adventure and that is for us to re-charge ourselves, to be better and stronger along our journey of life.

An Adventure is also the path we choose along our Journey of life, we don’t know where this path will take us and we also don’t know what is in store for us along this path, as each path through life has it’s own twists and turns, which makes this Adventure important to us in many ways, we need to be strong through this Adventure and ready for whatever that may cross our paths, this Adventure should be top priority in all our lives, but somewhere along our journeys, we have lost all sense of any priority within our lives, as we lose our priorities then our Adventure through our journey of life becomes clouded with doubt and misinformation, this is one Adventure we all share, as we walk our paths along our journey of life.

Some of us may take an Adventure that others would not even think of, these Adventures help keep us physically strong as well as mentally strong, they are in the form of Trekking through the mountains and the wilderness of the homes of our wildlife on this Planet Earth, one Adventure that is on my bucket list is, the Trek along the Appalachian mountains, they stretch from Mount Khatadin  in Maine, down to Springer mountain in Georgia, it is over 2,000 miles and is a Trek that not only will keep you physically strong, but spiritually strong as well, by spiritual I mean, it will keep you in touch with the true feeling of self and that is how God wants us all, so we can love ourselves and spread this love with each other.

There are many Adventures that make up our journeys through life, these Adventures are what makes us who we are and become better and stronger in our lives, when we all are better and stronger, then anything is possible throughout our journeys, not to mention the fact that we will always love ourselves and show our true feelings and emotions, when we love ourselves it makes it very easy to share this love with others along our journey, instead of working harder through the cloud of doubt, then sharing the hatred we see in this Society now, we are all on an Adventure through a journey of life, we also take many Adventures inside this journey, we just have to see the true meaning of each Adventure, so we all can be better and stronger, show our love of self, so we then can share this love with each other, as we walk our paths along our journey of life.

” The Journey of life is an Adventure with many Adventures on the inside of the Journey”

” As we walk our paths along our journey of life, let us never forget the many Adventures that make up all our journeys we walk”

” There is no textbook that guides us along our journey of life, only the faith in Jesus as he to walked a journey here with us and the hope that we follow each adventure as he would of wanted us to”