reply to post by HenryBowen
As soon as you reach a mountaintop, in this world, be certain it's not the highest peak.
To climb a mountain, from ground level, or base, to the highest peak, is a daunting endeavor that takes preparation of the physical, as well as the
emotional and mental body. It also takes proper planning and provision.
Once set out, it should be set upon with an all or nothing motive.
One need be sure that they are capable, and for what reasons, they should ask, do they seek to climb this mountain.
"What reasons are there to climb a mountain?", we might ask.
The answer: many, varied reasons, if we think about it. An impulse, the first one, to go up and further. But there are many reasons; as many as there
are persons. One such reason could be simply to gain view of surroundings or a glimpse of your future travels, especially perhaps if one were born in
a valley which no one ever seemed to climb out of, or follow the paths out of, on account that they were so treacherous, and many already believed to
know what lies beyond.
Your future travels will lay aHead when you reach that mountaintop. You will likely see another valley, and other mountains, with higher peaks.
"Whoa now! I have to climb down this mountain of which I took so much time and skill and energY to rise up, and which I aLmOst fell down but slid so
many times!" -- one might exclaim.
One would have to climb down so as to reach that new valley, and down an unfamiliar face of the mountain to get to that valley, whatever lie there;
cross the valley, and then climb that other mountain, to gain another view! To gain what? ...
One doesn't have to climb the other mountain, or climb down the one conquered through those the clouds of daZe again. If the weather is temperate,
you may remain, and some do. And they find they are not alone on the mountain.
But some climbers want to share the vision, the journey, and make it easy on those whom they share it with, so that as they go down to where they
came from (where all men and women come from--the valley of darkness), and they find some person or persons with the impulse, and then come up the
mountain once climbed alone, now together, and quicker, less perilous, guided by experience and the experienced this time.
The first climber leads, and alas, they reach the top, and there is the visiOn ...
of another peak, on another mountaIn, aCroSs another valley. This new peak might be snow covered and reflecting more of the sun's light, but it's
still so far now for that first climber, being worn from the journeys up and down, he rather hopes that at least one of the new climbers will have the
impulse and 'will' to seek that other peak, and have the want to come back and share the vision beyond where neither can see from the first
Legend has it that beyond all the valleys and mountains there lies the an ocean seen only by few physical eyes alone. No one has heard of those early
travelers for a long while.
edit on 9-10-2013 by HenryBowen because: (no reason given)