Morning Pages March 27, 2018

I like to think of major problems as mountains to climb. There’s the obvious reasons like how things get more challenging over time, and how it’s best to prepare as much as you can ahead of tackling the problem. And there’s the practical everyday advice of taking things one step at a time instead of being intimidated by the overall goal. But the mountain metaphor works on all kinds of levels. The mountain is only something to climb in your head. Not everyone sees the mountain as an obstacle. The mountain doesn’t really care if you climb it or not. And most potent, climbing the mountain does not defeat the mountain. After you’ve reached the summit, climbed back down and gone home to find peace, the mountain is still there.

March 27, 2018