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You Cannot Lower Your Mountain, But You Can Elevate Yourself

October 11, 2011

Your mountain is the metaphor for your life’s journey.  The climb indicates challenge and struggle. You were born at the base of your mountain and the human you were destined and created to become is waiting for you at the top of your mountain.  At the top of your mountain is not a pot of gold, but a pot for you to deposit all the nuggets of gold you collected along the way. Think of the journey in that way. Every step has a reason. Every person or event is presented to you for a reason. We may not know the reason. We do know that it is either for the benefit of others, or to further prepare you for your purpose and mission, or both. Every challenge, test, or struggle may not be what you want. It is what you need or are needed for, at that moment.

We have free will; therefore we have the choice as to how we respond in all situations, whether it be in athletics, career, or inter-personal relationships, etc. You can adopt this “your mountain” attitude, which will then assist you in fulfilling your potential in everything you do. If we always strive to reach our fullest potential available to us at every moment, we train ourselves to do that in all that we do. We will then  realize that we can find joy in all that comes our way once we recognize that it is ultimately for the good.

Knowing that the true you, your ultimate potential, awaits you at the top of “Your Mountain”, should inspire you to continue the climb. Accept that every challenge and struggle on the way up is there to strengthen, teach and prepare you for you.  It’s there to prepare you for the next struggle.   Accepting that will give you the courage and strength coupled with the excitement to take on all that comes your way. You will learn to relish each challenge as you get stronger and wiser each time you take it on. Just as an athlete looks forward (not without some degree of fear, hence the adrenaline rush) to the next competition. Think of “your mountain” as a series of hill and plateaus. Each hill is the struggle, followed by a plateau where you can digest the accomplishment and prepare for the next hill. With free will, know that there will be times when you may make the wrong choice and take the wrong turn. Be confident that there will be signs along the way directing you back as long as you look for them.

The ultimate goal of getting to the top is the goal of discovering you. You will get there by tapping in to the all that’s available to you at every moment in all that you do.  All that you do means just that, in and with everything and everyone that comes your way.  Elevating yourself means constantly tapping into to your other-centric giving you.

This is  the pervading theme of all that you will see on this site.  This can become your mantra, “I cannot lower my mountain, but I can always elevate myself.”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tremblatariat permalink
    October 16, 2011 11:23 am

    Famous Fred Fox, I love it. I shared it on my facebook. Thanks! 🙂

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      October 19, 2011 12:08 pm

      Thank you very much for your friendship and support!

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