From the surface, it seems so dry and enormous. So much to learn, tame, and conquer. Learning survival is a must to overcome the mountainous ranges that stand ahead. One must decide what tools to carry along, according to what he/she believes serves best for his/her journey. Character can be transformed in the climb. Spirit can be stregthened or broken in the climb. Mind can be shattered or enlightened in the climb.
Life is full of mountains. Standing at the bottom can be a great experience. But, after so long of standing and/or journeying around the base of the mountain one develops the high potential become conditioned and rigid. To prevent the process of stagnation, one must begin to climb.
Not all paths are already drilled or cut out for the climber. There are times when the climber must work at claering and going about his/her own path. There are other times when previous climbers have been there and have already cut out a pathway which can serve as use to the current climber. Sometimes these pre-made paths serve and sometimes they don't. Reasoning varies from stregnth of the ledge or rock vs. weight of the current climber, etc... When this occurs, the climber must establish a plan, in which he/she must use his/her own tools, and work as best as he/she knows how to make a safe step to the next height of the mountain, which in the end still puts the current and past climbers having all reached for the same goal...the top of the mountain.
Sometimes it's nice to stop, rest, and observe on the way up. In these times, a lot can be learned and it can be a great time of restoration for the rest of the journey.
At the top of each mountain, the eagle's eye view makes the long climbs worth it all. Looking downward, the climber doesn't neccessarily count the steps it took to get to the top, but most likely recalls each increase in drive to push on upward.
Enjoy each journey. They are never as long as they seem.
"Til next time,
Love and peace,