Seek Your Personal Truth And It Shall Set You Free.
Eight years ago, like any entrepreneur, I was staring at my bedroom ceiling at 3 AM. The writing was on the wall and I knew it. There was no escape.
Normally I would wait until morning and take my 5 mile hike into the mountains. But this time I couldn’t sleep, and so I grabbed a flashlight and took off wandering up to the top of a mountain to sort my mind. I was terrified that day. 1 million thoughts racing through my mind. Some were terrifying. Some bolstered courage. Most were leaving me debilitated.
The background of today’s quote is the sunrise that greeted me that day.
I have climbed the mountain in the darkness more than 1000 times now and watched the sunrise… but never one as magical as this one. This is the one in which I connected with source.
Today’s quote is not particularly profound. It is just good advice. When you find yourself in the crossroads of a decision that you must make, retreating to a place of beauty that is yours and allowing all voices within you to communicate freely without judgment is one of life‘s most valuable resources. I think you will discover that you have the solution deep within and that if you allow your inner being to freely communicate with you, it will tell you what you really need to know and what you really need to do. It may not be an easy course of action, mine certainly wasn’t. But it will be the course of action that will deliver you from where you are, to where are you most wish to be.
I started drafting all of the thoughts that came to me while I climbed this mountain day after day after day, and put it into a journal called Lessons from the Mountain, so that when I had another moment of uncertainty, those lessons were waiting for me. There’s nothing esoteric about this. It is just prudent to allow the communication that comes from deep within yourself to have a real voice. One without judgment or scorn.
Only then, can you truly learn who you are, what you want and most importantly, what you are truly made of. When you emerge from a lesson of that magnitude you are not the same person you were when you started the lesson. You will feel that evolution.
We all go through numerous evolutions in life. I hope in sharing this I help you to pave the way to make your evolutions most useful to a brighter future.