Ascend the mountain, admire the view, relish the alps in the distance
“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”— John Wooden
It’s now early 2020 as I write this. This book is scheduled for January 17, 2021. My own personal elevation is writing this Repossible book series.
Have I already achieved the “elevation” I’m going to be writing about?
Yes and no.
Yes because I’m writing this series. Yes because I’m living this series. Yes because I have passed the point of no return. I can’t “go back down” to where I was before.
No because I’m always ascending, always learning, always on the lookout for a new peak to climb.
I’m an extremely visual person. I see many things in line graphs (yes, I was a dorky math major at some point). I also tend to see mountains.
Elevate might get you to the top but what I’m more interested in is what you do when you get there.
You could choose to:
- Celebrate and go back down from where you came,
- Celebrate and ponder where to go next,
- Celebrate and look out over the horizon and take the first step towards it,
- Have a sandwich.
OK, you could combine #4 with one of the others but for me, and this is relatively recent, I’m mostly doing #3.
Don’t take this the wrong way. Don’t see this as the endless struggle, the road with no end, the life-long battle.
I hope I can shed a positive, even playful light on this.
We celebrate at the top and revel in the feeling that we know we will only go higher.
We pop the champagne, truly and deeply enjoy the moment, yet still smile quietly to ourselves because we know we have ascended but a single peak in an alpine region of behemoths.
We know how to Play. We know how to Meditate, to Create, to Spark others. We will no longer descend, we cannot, we don’t even know how to go back from where we came.
We are now the ascended.
Oops, I just made us sound divine.
Wait a minute. Let me check.
Nope, that’s OK.
We are the ascended.
We are up there, we choose what to do next, where to go, whom to bring with us.
What is even more fun than attaining this height is starting the path towards the next one.
It’s a game, it’s a joy, it’s love.
We become, we are, we elevate.
- Possible: descend
- Impossible: stay
- Repossible: elevate