Monday, July 14, 2008

the magic in the mountain...

On Friday past myself and two other amazing women set out to conquer the Signal Hill Hiking Trail and after hundreds of steps, tons of catch-our-breath breaks and an untold amount of empowering self-talk whispers, we did it. Not only did we conquer the mountain but we conquered all the crap in our heads about not being able to do it, talk about a wicked payback!

The hike itself took almost 2 hours, but the effects have lasted ever since. The feeling of accomplishment from taking something on, even and maybe especially, when you have no idea if you can do it, is incredible!

What if we lived our lives from there? Grasping each opportunity as if it were possible even when we didn't have a clue...what kind of life would that create?
I am pretty sure that when the Wright Bros. took to the air the first time they had no idea how it was going to play out, and what about Bill Gates, do you think he had any idea what he was creating when he started Microsoft?

Sure, like anything you do that feeds your soul, it will feel amazing, you will be empowered and you may possibly know that something incredible is being created but you probably will not know what.

Just like my mountain...conquering it inspires the hell out of me, makes me want to go back and do it again and leaves me with the taste of possibility and what it feels like to be limitless on my lips...a taste I can't get enough of these days.

That's the real magic in the mountain, that in each step I can hear the walls falling, the call of my best life, the idea that I can do ANYTHING.

And I can...

with much Love,
Alison

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