How to climb Mountains
Hmm i have not been blogging lately, may be because my work or my high maintenance girlfriend takes most of my time. Or probably because my thoughts these days not "legal" enough to be blogged about openly :)
anyways, this entry is a modified version of a short reflection taken from book - "Like flowing River" by Paulo Coelho. It's quite relevant to the struggles of our lives, which makes it a good read ...
How to climb Mountains
Choose the mountain you want to climb -
Don't be influenced by what other ppl say: `that one's prettier or easier`. Since you are going to put a lot of time and energy, choose your own mountain.
Find out how to reach the mountain -
Often you can see the mountain in the distance - beautiful and interesting. However when you try and reach it, what happens ? Its surrounded by roads/forests. Whats looks easy on map is way too complicated ? So you must try all paths are tracks, until one day you, you find yourself before the peak you want to climb.
Learn from someone who has been there before -
However unique you may think you are, there is always someone who has had the same dream before, and who would have left signs behind that will make the climb less arduous. Your climb is your responsibility, but never forget that other people's experiences are always helpful.
Respect you body -
You will only manage to climb the mountain if your give your body care it deserves. You have all the time life gives you, so don't demand too much from your body.
Respect your soul -
Don't keep repeating `I'm going to do it`. Your soul knows this already. What it needs to do is to use this long walk in order to grow, to reach out as far as the horizon, to touch the sky. Obsession will not help you, and will end up spoiling the pleasure of the climb. On the other hand don't snap your inner strength with `It's harder that i thought`.
Be prepared to go the extra mile -
The distance to the top of the mountain is always greater than you think. There is bound be a moment when what seemed close is still very far away.
Be joyful when you reach the top -
Very Important. Cry, clap your hands, shout out loud, that you made it !! let the wind cool your hot, blow the dust on your heart. What was one day only a dream, a distant vision, is now part of your life.
You made it, and this is good.
Make a promise -
Now that you have discovered a strength you did not even know you had, tell yourself that you would use it for the rest of your days.
Tell your story -
Tell your story and be an example to others.
So, what do you say ? ready for that extra mile :-)