Lately, I have been noticing clouds quite often, especially ones such as in the picture above; gigantic, massive, towering, like far-off mountain ranges on the horizon.
But mountains they are not. A gathering of condensed water vapor is all they truly are. Unlike mountains, which require massive explosives to get through or great effort to climb over, one can soar through the enormous, puffy clouds with very little effort.
And it got me to thinking, how many of the challenges I see in my life as mountains are really clouds? When problems or issues come to me, my first instinct is to take action to solve them, do something, climb the mountain. But so many things that come at a person in life, those clouds, actually just require you to keep moving forward, keep walking with purpose and keep being you.
How silly would a person look, after all, trying to climb a cloud? All sorts of effort that looks impressive but gets you nowhere. All that effort that could be better used so many places. But it is so hard to do nothing more than be, than to keep being, than to breathe and live and smile and laugh and trust and let go.
But it is so important to be able to tell the difference, because there are mountains, real mountains, that will rise up in your life and they will take everything you have within you to get over. Wasting that in times when you do not need it leaves you weaker for when you will, or for when someone else needs to lean on your strength as none exist alone.
Wishing you all blue, sunny skies with a grateful heart that you took a moment from your busy days to spend it here.
4/ 5Oleh Shamu Boo