The Mountain of Self.

Via Joshua Plant
on May 8, 2012
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“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ~ Confucius

Life often presents us with obstacles that we must overcome in order to progress further. It doesn’t matter if you lose your job, spouse, house, stricken with illness, or have an annoying habit, they are all mountains and we must conquer them.

The key is not to view them as mountains, but as little stepping stones to a higher self. Everything has a lesson within its subtext; you just have to be willing to receive the gifts that life is giving you, regardless of its packaging.

The power of an open question, of an inwardly focused question, is profound.

Seed: Ask yourself very simple questions: Why do I do this? What is happening here? What can I take away from this experience? Ask as many as possible. As you inquire more, you will find yourself progressing towards the top if this seemingly impossible “mountain.”

And remember, once you are atop a mountain, the perspective you gain on the world below is magnificent and deeply moving.


About Joshua Plant

Joshua Plant is nothing. His reality is nothingness, and because he has inhabited this space, this void, he is empowered. While wearing the hat of a meditator, entrepreneur, chef, PR guy, social media junkie, producer, yogi, quote lover, blogger & artist: he pays his bills doing PR; notwithstanding, his true calling extends far beyond the boundaries of his employment. / His blog entitled, Planting Wisdom, is dedicated to planting seeds of wisdom through enlightened writings, quotes, photos and mindfulness techniques all aimed to create a happier world. / Joshua is a foodie with an insane tongue that requires him to leap from place to place, country to country (planet to planet??) in search of new flavors and succulent nibbles! He puts his nose into everything work-wise, and just about everything else, he wants to get a sense of the notes that compose everything. One could suppose this is why he does not sleep, it is like a symphony of ideas, scents, and glitter dancing around his head twenty-four hours a day.


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