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”

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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”

To look at something as an object, is not really seeing the true value of that something

” Within this Society of fast paced and wanting everything now, we all get caught up in the objectifying of everything around us, including of each other”.

When we objectify we can’t really see the true worth of what we see, for instance when we look at each other, we judge each other by what’s on the outside instead of really getting a true judgement of what’s inside all of us, we all put up this fake portrayal on the outside, cause we all try to protect ourselves from further harm that may come to us, yes it’s true. we all have been harmed at some point in our lives and is why we move forward with this rough exterior, with this rough exterior always comes with a softer side that is deep within us, just that we don’t show it and hide it in order to protect ourselves from further harm.

Nobody ever wants to show weakness, cause in weakness comes further harm to us, so we hide within ourselves to protect ourselves from this harm, then in a Society of fast paced which all of us are guilty of, we don’t take the time to look deeper inside each other, to better understand each other, instead we judge each other by appearance and objectify each other to minimize all our deeper pains, through all this judging and objectifying, nobody is truly being themselves, nor are we being true to each other, we all hurt deep inside and by whatever has happened to us as we grew into this Society, but instead of hiding within ourselves and compounding our problems, we need to learn and better understand the effects of judging and objectifying has on each other, so we all can be better and stronger on our paths of our Journey of life.

The biggest thing that needs to change in this Society, is that all the advertising companies use sex as a way to get your attention and sell a product, they create an ad with a person wearing the skimpiest of clothes to try to get your attention? all this really does is add to us objectifying each other even further, we look at the person as an object, instead of looking deeper and seeing this person as a person, that has feelings and emotions and a family as we all do.

Another way that we have become a Society of objectification, is the true face to face contact that has been taken from us by all the social media sites out there, we all hide behind our computers or our techy devices, instead of actually going out and being social and chatting with each other, we have lost the true meaning of what “being social” really is, because when you type a text, or a message to someone, you just can’t see the true feelings and emotions that the person is showing, nor as that person can’t see your true feelings and emotions as well hence the term “fake reality”, we may say it is more convenient to just text or message someone, but in reality it is nothing but pure laziness and a lack of respect of each other, that does nothing but lead into our objectifying of each other, so we don’t look at each other as a true person, with true feelings and emotions.

” To view something as an object, you can’t truly see the true beauty of what lies inside what you see”

” Social media can’t be truly social, cause you can never see the true feelings and emotions of what your seeing”

” The judgement we make on the outside, will never be the same as what we see on the inside”

The true Beauty of anything is always on the interior

Within this Society of which we walk our Journey, we are all guilty of judging by the exterior and not truly seeing the true beauty of what we are looking at on the interior.

The Human being is similar to the Oyster in the way of, we put up our crusty shells on the outside to protect ourselves from others and is what others see at first, but like the Oyster we are all different and unique on the inside, some Oyster’s even have a beautiful pearl inside, while others have their own beauty, the Human Being is very similar except the interior of all Humans is a thing of beauty when you really get to know it and see it.

There is an old saying ” judge a book by it’s cover”, this is something we all as Humans are very guilty of everyday of our lives, just because something/someone has a rough exterior, does not mean that the interior has the same roughness? Sometimes through our lives and with our struggles or life events, our exterior gets beat up and run down, this does not mean that we on the inside look and feel as others see us.

We as a Society get caught up in our cliques and our gangs, we use the ways of these groups as our own so we can fit in and be excepted, forgetting about our true selves and hiding our hurts and pains so others of the group don’t see it and they see us as just like them? then when others try to fit into the group and because their exterior looks different, the group rejects them and pushes them aside like the weekly trash, this happens everyday, everywhere no matter where you walk your journey.

Life for anybody is not fair, but we as Humans have taken this to the next level, by the way we judge everything and everybody around us, true judgement should be made by viewing everything we are choosing and by viewing all the contents of the interior and the exterior, when you judge just on the exterior, you are missing out on the true beauty of the interior.

The interior of anything and not just us as Humans, is the real true beauty of God’s creations here on Earth, as we all walk our journey’s we find life isn’t fair to all, some may have different tools than others, but when we stop the judging and look at all the interior’s in front of us on our path, we may find that life is a little fairer than we think, plus when we truly see each other and what each other holds on the inside, than all our exteriors may look a little smoother as well and maybe a bit more polished, through all this judging we have lost our ability to truly communicate with each other as well, which explains why our Society is a Society of “Individualism”, to get back to God’s vision we need to truly communicate, stop the judging and see the interior of everything, instead of just looking at the exterior and throwing the rest in the weekly trash.

” True beauty lies within everything, what lies on the exterior is only temporary til it is cleaned up”

” Judgement is only true when you judge the whole picture, only judging half the picture is what keeps us from truly believing that life is not fair”