Tete a tete with the Mountains

Mountains carry a promise of something unexplainable. Somewhere between the summit and the bottom of the climb is the answer to the mystery why we climb. Personally, for me, it is a love affair with nature for various reasons. On one hand, the adrenaline rush of the unknown journey, taking pictures, leaving footprints behind and on the other hand, an unspoken dialogue with tranquility inculcating equilibrium within you. The road to higher awareness is challenging yet enlightening bringing us in touch with the roots of creation. The mind is ready to take the pleasure of risk, testing our skills, gauging our intuitiveness, intelligence and conquering all this gives us in true sense an experience.

As we walk for miles in the natural world without a reason among the meadows, trees, mountains, and rivers, it gives us a powerful experience which meets the thirst of our soul. Probably as a human, the most comfort is felt in the lap of Mother Nature, unblemished and unselfish, where silence brings out our true creativity. To feel, to love, to grow is the essence of life. It helps us to make a deep connection with our self and to what we term as freedom. We feel free as we let ourselves flow freely with all our vulnerabilities in the magnanimous heart of nature which welcomes us unconditionally.

In spite of the despair and hardship in climbing, it is a noticeable fact that we feel energized to continue the climb. The mind is inquisitive about our path to discovery. The harmony and calmness of nature flow in us bringing our mind to a meditation and making a spiritual connection; to open, embrace and accept. It is the reason we want to come back for more.

The top of the mountains is inviting. They bring out this urge in us to conquer. Nature is a man’s teacher and we learn to reinvent ourselves. It illuminates our mind and makes our heart gentle. As rightly quoted by Saint Bernard de Clairvaux – “Believe one who knows: you will find something greater in woods than in books.  Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. “Remember, the best climbers in the world are those who are having fun! Hey, the mountains are calling, I must go……

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