It’s an overcast Spring day in Montana, as I’m sitting here by the lake watching the wind create waves on the surface of the water. Clouds are blowing by, slowly. Patches of blue sky can be seem intermittently through the passing clouds. It’s dark, gray and a bit dreary. Raindrops are beginning to fall. If I were just looking at my immediate surroundings it could be quite depressing.
But… in the distance I can see the sun shining brilliantly on a mountain peak. Just at that one place, the clouds part, the mountain breaks through and the peak glows in all its splendor. Unless you’re looking for the mountain it would be easy to miss, amongst all of the gray doom and gloom in front of me.
Just like in life, so many times we focus on what’s around us, get stuck in the clouds and forget that our shimmering mountain top waits for us behind the gray. We start to believe that we are our problems.
Yet, above the clouds our dream is still shining in the sunlight. By focusing on the dream, the winds of change can make the clouds disappear. By focusing on what we want- rather than what seems to be showing up on our path, we’ll reach the mountain top sooner.
For today, rather than looking AT the clouds, look THROUGH them to the light above. That’s the real you. You are not your problems. You are not the clouds.
Remember that your mountain peak- your dream- is basking in the light. Focus on that and soon you’ll be standing on the top of the mountain with the warmth of the sun on your face. Ah, doesn’t that feel good? :)
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You are so right about how we “start to believing we our problems”. I seams life has become nothing but our problems, we forget the good thing we have. We must not only remember to keep focusing on our dreams, but also take the time to look back at what we have accomplished & the good we have in our life, be them big or small.
Trying to give Thanks and gratitude for what I have & relish in what I’ve accomplished, is the only way keeps me going through the bad times