A mountain sees many things and yet remains the same, each day the sun rises and a new day begins, full of promise and hope. The mountain observes this and is optimistic, idealistic and realistic. It knows that today there maybe a fierce thrashing storm, or wild, howling winds, perhaps great claps or thunder and crashing lightening or today could be full of sunshine and fair weather. To the mountain each day is new and contains much mystery to it and thus it has no expectations, it is still in the midst of a storm or a beautiful sunny day.
The mountain has sustained all these things and knows that life is a continuum, a progressive experience and so whilst it is of the Earth it is not attached to anything. Knowing itself very well, it weathers all life with solidity neither crumbling nor toppling. On it goes being the same as it was in the beginning.
If you become like a mountain then you will come to know yourself, during the experiences of your life, the amazing ins and outs, ups and downs, inside and outside we learn. We learn to scale our own mountain, sometimes we think we are at the top and yet it is only a ledge, we know this because it feels like we still have more to climb. And we do. The important thing to remember about mountain climbing is to stay solid, observant to all experiences and of course to be as wise as we can with our decisions. Our wisdom comes from having climbed as far as we have and we can use our choices to carry on up or perhaps go back down a little to re-learn something. Either way when you know you are as a mountain you know that you are simply coming to know yourself and that indeed you are as you have always been. You are discovering yourself.
In certain circles this is known as the mountain of the soul.
Therefore on the outside you remain solid, no storms or weather can alter what you are. It is wise to get know yourself from the inside out, know the Spirit of your mountain, for it resides deep within you, at your core.
Get to know yourself as a Mountain, be still, be present and you will reach the top. You will have accomplished something rare and courageous, a path less travelled for sure one that brings enlightenment, self containment and total acceptance. It is here at the summit that you may place your flag of peace. You will be a beacon of hope and accomplishment that will encourage others to climb to the top too, this is why we are here.
I will see you at the top some day fellow traveler and remember not to take the journey to seriously, we always have a new day.
If I can be your Guide, your Sherpa I will do my best to assist you in your courageous climb and it will be my honor.