May the weight of the world be not a burden anymore

With yet another season of Lent and this being the blessed Holy week, if you look deeply into this picture and have complete faith in Jesus Christ our Savior, then you can see the face of Jesus Christ wearing his crown, that he wore, while he sacrificed himself, for us all, showing of how deeply he loved us all.

We all walk a path through this journey of life and with this journey comes many ups and downs, many triumphs as well as pit falls, many life events that not only will change the course of our paths, but will also bring much change to ourselves as well. A lot of times these events come to us not of our own, but in ways from another, just looking to control all that is around them? When these life events come to us and we do not take care of them properly, we then become silent along our paths, as we try to move forward while burying deeply our true feelings and emotions, we then forget of truly who we are and project forward someone who is truly of who we are not, as we are now hiding from one another, but because we are hiding from our selves, to ease the pain and hurt from the event that has come to us. When we hide deep within ourselves, we then totally forget about that little child within us, we cramp that child to the point that, we do not let that child grow properly within us, as we then do not grow properly within the world around us, when that child is healthy, we then are healthy as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

To let that child grow properly, then not only it will be healthy and productive, we then become healthy and productive throughout this journey. True when things happen our true instinct is to protective ourselves I get that, but the growth of that inner child is just as important as well. When we become scarred from a young age and suppress everything deep inside, that child then has no room to grow and as we think it is not effecting us, it it effecting us deeper than we think at that time, nobody ever wants to admit to failure, as when we do then we think all will see us as weak? We are never weak, it is our perception that makes us think we are. Even if our troubles come from another, or another thing, these things still harm us so much, that we will do anything to hide the pain and hurt from them, so we then suppress a big part of who we are, so deep within, that we forget of truly who we are. When we do hurt and when we have buried deeply of who we truly are, we also forget that having a voice will help heal us from our troubles, by voice I mean not yelling and screaming so others will think we are some crazed lunatic? but actually speaking out in a civilized way, so we than can stay in touch with our true feelings and emotions, while keeping the feeling of empathy close to our hearts, which help us heal from our troubles to move forward better and not stepping backwards, which will keep us hurting deep within.

That little child within yes is always there, whether we chose to believe or not, just like Jesus is always there with his love for us, whether we chose to believe and have faith in him, the real problem then lies within us and how we deal with each event or situation that may come to us. the solution is to stay in the moment, stay in touch with your true feelings and emotions always, never lose sight of who you truly are, regardless of what others may say or do to you. When you project yourself as strong, others will see you as strong, keeping the control hungry ones at bay, so you than can move forward better and stronger, with each step through this journey of life.

We don’t have to be silent and we don’t have to be too voice tress, we just have to be true to ourselves, stay true to our inner child, stay true to our real feelings and emotions, so we all than can be healthy, we all can then be respectful of one another without bringing harm to each other and as we all do this, we all can move forward better and stronger, as we walk our paths throughout this journey of life.

” Let the burden go as the weight becomes lighter, helping you move forward with ease”

” Holy week is a time to not just reflect of yourself, but reflect of Jesus Christ and truly feeling his love deep within your heart”

” We all perceive the same things differently which may divide us if we do not stay true to who we are”

” We all have an inner child within us, which helps us to grow in a healthy way when we don’t abuse or neglect that child”

The Appalachian Trail………… A trail of serenity and peace.

           The Appalachian trail covers just over 2,100 miles, from Mount Katahdin in Maine, to Springer Mountain in Georgia. Thousands of Hiker’s take to this trail as only a few hundred actually finish the entire trail. This has been a dream of mine to hike the entire trail, hopefully one day before my body says other wise I can accomplish this dream. You definitely need to be in top physical condition, as this trail will test you in many ways and the weather you encounter along your trek, well lets just say…….. it will more than test you, it will show just how determined and motivated you actually are in finishing this trail.

Most people that take to this trail, have had some sort of a major life event happen to them and this is how they cope and search for their true selves. Some may be entering in what is known as mid life crisis, they get laid off from a job they worked hard and long at, they realize they don’t really know what they want, so they take to this trail to find themselves within the peace and serenity that is around them along this trail. You meet others that have embarked on the same journey and you hike together for a short time and become friends with them, you chat with each other as the quietness of this trail, will test you yet once again.

When hiking this trail you don’t want to carry too much, as the extra weight will slow your pace and possibly be reason enough to not finish the trail? You carry what you need for a few days and when you get too certain sections of the trail, you then stay a night at some hiker cabins, that are taken care of by others who have hiked this trail and you can be shuttled to town and get your parcel that replenishes your carrying supplies, these parcels are set up before you start hiking and are at post offices waiting for you at your arrival. There are other good Samaritans that set up in places along the trail, in areas that you come down from one mountain and up the next with a crossroad that you cross over, these kind people are usually Boy Scout Troops, or others that just offer hikers, soup or other kinds of comfort foods. You meet a lot of kind Hearted people that are friendly and neighborly, this makes you realize that yes there are other people that actually care for the well being of others.

True the Appalachian trail is a lot of hard work and effort on your part as you walk this trail, but when you take it one step at a time, set a smooth pace that is comfortable for you, you find it is not work at all and you actually enjoy your time in the outdoors, enjoy seeing all that is around you, including the wildlife you may encounter along your journey of the Appalachian trail.

While you are enjoying your time on the trail, enjoying all that is around you, you are also learning better of who you are, learning better of just what you can accomplish when you set your mind to it, You are also learning that there is so much more to life, then you thought when you were back in the comfort of your home and within your comfort zone. When we get into our comfort zones, we are so afraid to step outside of the zone, cause we don’t know whats out there and we are also afraid to try new things as we don’t want the mistakes of the unknown to disrupt what we are doing, so we then never venture out of the zone and never try something in order to find if we like it or not.

The Appalachian trail is more than just a trail when you look deeply into the trail, most will just see it as too much work to embark in such a long walk, but when you look deeply into the trail, you will learn just how to look deeply into yourself, so you can truly find who you really are and what you can truly accomplish when you set your mind to it. Yes this trail will test you in many ways, you don’t need to study for these test, just jump in head to toe with excitement to learn of everything around you including you yourself, as you walk your path along this journey through life.

” The Appalachian trail is not just there to hike in sections for the beauty of the trail, it is there to complete the trail from start to finish, seeing all the beauty around you, including you yourself”

” Just over 2,100 miles from start to finish on this trail, it is not the miles you walk, but how you walk the miles that help you better understand life and yourself within”

” Peace and serenity is what we all need at one point or another along this journey of life, the Appalachian trail offers that for whoever wants to embark on the journey”