I think on Tadasana today as I enjoy time in the beautiful Cascade Mountains with my family. I think of how strong and steadfast mountains are. They are beautiful and firm and unchanging. They grow and expand but they never really lose their strength. They rarely cave under pressure…. they are resilient. The world changes and moves quickly around them. They gain new habitants and lose some. In all of that, they are resolute and unwavering. Today, I’m thinking about my life the past two months and how I feel like a mountain, or at least I’m trying. My life has been swirling around me, my friends have come and gone and yet, I try to remain, steadfast and strong when there is an infinite amount of pressure trying to make me cave. I will not lie, there are many days that I want to stay in my home, drinking hot cocoa or escape to these mountains and stay forever with my husband. (He would like that too.) As much as I want to do these things, I have to remind myself that I have purpose. Through my encounters and my actions, I have purpose and I will create a legacy for my family. I know mountains may not have feelings, but part of me likes to think that one of them may have had this thought process too. Maybe they wanted to stop growing tall towards the sky, but if they had, they wouldn’t have been able to affect my life today. If I stop growing, if I stop changing, if I stop learning; I might not be able to touch someone’s life as the mountains have mine.
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Ghandi