Pushing the Mountains
In life we are always presented with mountains; some have been placed there by our predecessors and some we have created all on our own. When do we evaluate the probabilities of actually moving those mountains? The mountains that were put there by no fault of our own are the kind that were in the waiting line at the food stamp offices or the corners we had to walk by in the hood in order to get to school. Those are the mountains that build character, strength, integrity and principle. Mountains as big as living in the projects and trailer parks are so easily movable that it becomes a question of whether you want them out of the way or not.
In life, mountains as big as welfare life and ghetto neighborhoods can cast the darkest shadows on anyone’s world – it takes courage to shine the light within you to move those shadows away. That light that shines so bright and warm at the center of your core is the light that makes the mountain a memory. Despite your circumstances or the unjust of it all – you have to keep believing in yourself and the power you posses at your core. You know you can handle it.
There are mountains we cultivate all on our own and those are probably the heaviest to move and the darkest. Mountains named “I Can’t Do This” and “I Have Nothing Left” are some pretty tough ones because they activate a sense of loathing from within. We dig holes and tunnels so deep in those mountains that we never really find a way through or around it, so it leaves us no other choice but to move them. Begin with a single rock at the base of the mountain, find the thought that harbors these feelings and confront them. You cannot move your circumstantial mountains like the ghetto and the food stamps if you have not conquered the biggest and darkest mountain within you.
Just stand in mountain pose for five minutes, take a deep breath, reach into your core and let all mental kinks release with your exhale, there, don’t you feel better?