Climbing Snowdon Mountain
Posted by Ana Miller on Jul 2, 2013
Our group climbed the mountain in 7 hours, it was the most compact life lesson of my life. I learned that when you are there, the only way is up, and the fact that even though you are with other people, the real deal is you and the mountain a great lesson in mindfulness and humility. One becomes just a dot among the green of the grass and the shades of brown and grey of the rocks. I was amazed to see children as young as 7 years old going up the mountain, their resilience was just awesome. Everyone becomes a friend, and there is always a kind word, a smile, even when you are frozen to the bones and the wind wants to blow you away. Some times kindness comes in form of a hug when you think you are not going to make it, or a hand to hold, or a bar of chocolate to keep your energy up or words of encouragement.
Gratitude also becomes a part of every step, you fell grateful that you reached 1 peak even when there are more on the way, you feel grateful that in spite of everything your body has not given up completely, you feel grateful for the strength and resilience that you are discovering and that you didn't know that you had. When I finally got to the top and in front of warm cup of coffee; I felt a completely new person and decided there and then that I would make July a very special month by doing as many random acts of kindness as possible.