Monday, July 1, 2013

Climbing Clouds


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.

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July 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM

In attempting to climb on to my previously mentioned throne, this has helped immensely. Such a sweet and heartfelt post. THanks for the boost, Fred. I cant even leave a sarcastic comment, and in the words of the master I ask..."What , I cant leave a serious comment once in a while?" or something like that...LONHL
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July 2, 2013 at 3:04 AM

What an amazing post. The photos are beautiful and the message is soooo true. I have never thought of it like that before but you are definately right!! So many times we mix up clouds with mountains. Will definately keep this in mind.

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July 2, 2013 at 6:28 AM

Thank you sweetie, that was just what I needed to hear right now <3 and so beautifully written

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July 2, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Nature fascinates me so much. These are beautiful captures.

Thanks for the lovely comments you always leave on ririzmusings.blogspot.com

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July 2, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Impressive pictures! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know in my blog and I’ll follow right away. : )

XX, IamJenniya
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July 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM

You certainly have your share of mountains, my dear. But a good climber you are.

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July 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Thank you so much, sweetie. Hope you can avoid both of them and have fun and lovely days :)

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July 2, 2013 at 10:28 PM

That is so great to hear, dear one. Thanks so much and see you in the AM. Ooh, its late better get to bed :0

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July 2, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Wonderful of you to visit, dear. Really enjoy having you stop by.

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July 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Thanks so much. Following you for sure :)

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July 4, 2013 at 9:24 PM

They are so poofy and relaxing.

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July 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Peaceful and tranquil, yes indeed :)

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July 5, 2013 at 7:26 AM

very lovely pics espacially the first one!

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July 5, 2013 at 6:19 PM

i enjoyed reading this :)
Lovely pictures, quite inspiring.

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July 5, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Thanks to very lovely you :)

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July 5, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Thanks so much, dear. I really enjoy your blog too. So great to see you back :)

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July 6, 2013 at 3:22 AM

cute cloud shaped like heart <3
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July 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Cute you shaped like a you :) Thanks so much for visiting oh lovely one.

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July 8, 2013 at 5:32 AM

Nice job bloggie boy defender of the blogospere...your super power would be linking up and typing with two fingers...=)

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July 8, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Gorgeous pictures!!

xoxo ♥ Kia

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July 8, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Wow! These are gorgeous shots. The heart shaped cloud is amazing!! My son and I both love looking at clouds and playing the cloud rorshach game. And now I want to sing the Joni Mitchell song. ;)

Thank you for linking up to the Monday hop!

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July 8, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Thank you so much, gorgeous you :)

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July 8, 2013 at 9:42 PM

And thank you for hosting me therein :) What a fun little get together.

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