How to Climb a Mountain

I climbed a mountain yesterday... or did I? I started at the bottom. I couldn’t even see the mountain top when I started. The day was overcast. Then it rained. I put one foot in front of the other, sometimes slipping and sliding on the path. I stopped when needed, to catch my breath. I kicked a few rocks... I took one step at a time, always just one step until I found myself higher. Eventually I was at the summit. Views and new perspectives greeted me. Thank you feet for many, many tiny steps in a slow rhythm. That's how you conquer a mountain.

I’m in a life season where slow is important, where I am wondering a lot and wandering a little. I  look all around me and I see things that have always been there yet I’ve never seen them before. I keep checking inward with my heart compass, am I still moving? Am I on track? Is it time to pivot? I am seeking doors, gently pushing on them for their answers. I look up to windows, wondering if I can scale the walls and climb in through the open panes.

One day at a time.

Dreaming. Aligning. Morphing. Hoping. Enjoying the season and not rushing through it. That’s how you conquer the mountains within.

Rochelle Melville

Rochelle Melville is an art therapist and intentional creative. Rochelle works from Pathways to Expression in Bald Hills facilitating individual and group sessions and is available to facilitate workshops in the community.