Day 23 Mountains and Valleys

Today’s Lesson: Mountains and Valleys

You need both. 

There are pros and cons to climbing mountains. On the mountain you can see farther. The air is brisk and fresh. There is less confusion and more inspiration on the mountain. But it can be dangerous, there's less oxygen. You have to be in good physical condition.  The vision is bigger, the skies are bigger. The skies seem to be a bluer blue. It's less crowded on the mountain and at the peak you are almost always alone. Without the throng of people around you might be able to hear a still, small voice. Whether it's the voice of conscience or the voice of God. Maybe it's whispers in the wind. Maybe it's a message from deep within the soul. 

There is a lot of action in the valley, therefore a lot of excitement but it poses it's own kind of beauty and imminent dangers. The valleys are lush and full of flora. It's full of people and things. It can be comfortable but it's not hard to imagine a jungle in the valley full of wildlife but also full of vipers and scorpions. Kids in the valley can get into trouble with other tribes. When you can, it's a great thing to take your kids or grand kids to visit the mountains.

Most of humanity lives in cities that are in the valley. It's crowded and in some places overcrowded. There is a lot of opportunity but a lot of competition. Since most of us live in the valley, it's also a place to be of service to others. 

I think you have to go to the mountains to get clear on the vision of what really works for you. Establish the link to a greater good. Once you are sure of the message, then you have to come down from the mountain and expose your truth in the valley and bring hope, love and solace to those who need it. 

You can learn a lot from the mountain and valley. We all go through mountains and valleys in our lives. Peaks of accomplishments and sometimes we hit bottom. There are good lessons to learn in both the mountains and in the valleys. 

What lessons have you learned from the mountain? What lessons have you learned from the valley?

  • The world is a mountain, in which your words are echoed back to you. Rumi.

Hope this helps.

Garey Simmons
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