Photos on the journey #461

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Okay, I enjoy a walk as much as the next guy. But as a man who fights depression and anxiety, I have to be mindful of ruminating, and it is one of my biggest battles. I often replay a baseball pitch from a little league baseball game from 50 years ago. Still trying to hit that ball out of the park in the big game, bottom of the last inning, two out, and bases loaded. The mighty Casey hits a long fly-out to end the game. How many times I have replayed it trying to hit that damn ball out of the park.

So walking is one of my ways of staying away from falling into the rumination pit. It works. And then I come around a corner and find myself walking along side a building that is just full of things I could get stuck chewing on for hours. Makes me feel like a am walking in a nightmare.

So what did you get stuck on today ? pezfulezfeelin’@U ††† en theos ††† jlawrence

Photos on the journey #446

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I have been wandering a desert for the last week. It is very much like walking in sand, your shoes get filled and heavy. Each step just seems to be followed by one more step. The direction is vague and the destination  unknown.

“But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”   Robert Frost
All who wander may not be lost, just temporarily disoriented…en theos ††† jlawrence

Photos on the journey #442

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Climb ‘Til Your Dream Comes True

by: Helen Steiner Rice

Often your tasks will be many,
And more than you think you can do.
Often the road will be rugged
And the hills insurmountable, too.
But always remember,
The hills ahead
Are never as steep as they seem,
And with Faith in your heart
Start upward
And climb ’til you reach your dream.
For nothing in life that is worthy
Is ever too hard to achieve
If you have the courage to try it,
And you have the faith to believe.
For faith is a force that is greater
Than knowledge or power or skill,
And many defeats turn to triumph
If you trust in God’s wisdom and will.
For faith is a mover of mountains,
There’s nothing that God cannot do,
So, start out today with faith in your heart,
And climb ’til your dream comes true!

Pezful EZ Feelin’ @U ††† en theos ††† jlawrence

Photos on the journey #438

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Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”…Don Williams, Jr.

Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be…Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.”…Erich Fromm

To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping”…Chinese Proverbs

or as Nike used to say,  “JUST DO IT” !!!

For ages with all kinds of deep sayings, man has been speaking of the journey from their heart. Is your journey of the heart? Are you on the right road ? Where is that narrow path and will my wide load make it through ?

Pezful EZ Feelin’ @U ††† en theos ††† jlawrence