THE LESSON of the MOUNTAIN (life ponder)

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A mountain reminds us of a higher-up place or destination. It suggests intrigue, mystery, reverence along with majesty. It is accented by the low or valleys making it stand out. In this example, a man explains how he views & perceives with those that haven't reached a seeing height. Therein lies one of the riddles of life


A man who was well-known for sharing/teaching of his daily principals was approached by someone who took issue with his points/position. Rather than argue, the wise man listened patiently remembering his zeal as a youth. He lent his ear & his heart admiring the young man


The young man who shared was full of life & as such was spending that full ness in making points that he believed to be true, accurate and precise. The old man knew this as he traveled those footprints long ago. He respected this journey but there is more than meets the eye at work

The old man began: IMAGINE A MOUNTAIN

One of such height that looked down and upon a never-ending changing scene in all directions from its peak. Further imagine one who in time climbed such a mountain reaching the top and with satisfaction started to reap what the location had to offer. What leaped out did not dissapoint


The old spoke: From high-above, I gazed in the distance upon a winding river that twisted & turned starting from afar & then appeared closer as I shifted my vision becoming even clearer & distinct. I continued my gaze upon the river noticing its well-established never-ending journey as it left living history, footprints & signatures as it traveled. I now understood more about this amazing rivers past-present & future knowing where it came from, where it was and where it was going


Steadily flowing, the river produced branches and tributaries resulting in streams, brooks, waterfalls, ponds, other rivers while it forked and cascaded as well as pooled taking on the many shapes & functions as it came & went. Nature joined in and as it did, wildlife visited along with the elements making for a mighty gathering teeming with life, mystery & purposes


I beheld an object floating upon the waters in the far distances coming closer to where I was standing. At first, it was just a small, insignificant blot on the river but as it came into view, it revealed itself to be a small boat. I focused on it as it continued along....


As it approached to where I was standing, I beheld a man on the deck of the boat's bow pointed toward where the ship was going. The man was watching and observing all within his range of sight similar to what I was doing. I watched the watcher watching as my silence led me to ponder


It all seemed strangely familiar....


The boat proceeded toward me, then passed in front of me & then passed by me as I continued to watch them journey into their ongoing twists and turns knowing where they were going, where they were and where they came from. 


You are on that boat and are me... years ago when I was adventuring out. I am the observer of where you came from, where you are now & where you are going. I see now what you cannot but you will see as you continue with your journey....


One day, as you reach out to life or life to you, a personal unique mystery/adventure will appear as a mountain of the highest order. It will beckon unto you and you will respond with joy/intrigue knowing to begin your climb. Then, you will know what I know, how I know and why I know it


You will then sight a distant river with someone on the bow of a ship journeying with passion heading to who knows where but unknownst to them, being observed by someone who went before them who was observed by still another who went before & even another & you will know 

Comments (3)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Richie - with youth is enthusiasm and  thinking all things possible.  With age comes perspective and wisdom.

Aug 02, 2021 11:29 AM
Richie Alan Naggar

The whole post in condensed form in your decent comment Grant Schneider thank you

Aug 02, 2021 12:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Richie- definitely a ponder-worthy post. In our youth, we cannot see what those who traveled before us can see. Our enthusiasm propels us.  

Aug 02, 2021 06:46 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

If you live long enough you see things yes Kathy Streib plus insights help

Aug 02, 2021 06:48 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Richie, loved this post it made me think  of Marcus Aurelius... he said "...each of us live only in the present moment, a mere fragment of time: the rest is life past or uncertain future..."


Aug 21, 2021 03:33 PM
Richie Alan Naggar

Most excellent commenting and sharing thank you Endre Barath, Jr. 

Aug 21, 2021 07:22 PM