I make a semi-annual pilgrimage to central Colorado to visit family and stare at the awesome wonder of giant mountains. Mostly, I mountain gaze because traveling 7,000 feet into the sky from my home on the plains leaves me sucking wind after a walk across the street. This is Mount Princeton rising 14,197 majestically into the clouds. The view puts things into perspective.
Here are some words of wisdom for your mountain gazing.
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. ~Dag Hammarskjold
To live for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top. ~Robert M. Pirsig
There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same. ~Chinese Proverb
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary
Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way! ~Dr. Seuss