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Why Push A Pea Up A Mountain?

Nov 4, 2023 | Daily Trek, HeartPickings

Why Push A Pea Up A Mountain? - Radical Trekking - Ayelet Baron

Navigating today’s reality often feels like pushing a pea up a mountain, a task both tedious and seemingly insurmountable. But did we come here to be pea wranglers?

In a world pulsing with fear, we witness the divisions we’ve constructed and inherited. Often, advice comes from those who might not fully know themselves.  It’s interesting how some are quick to give advice, yet slow to reflect and become aware that things are often not what they seem.

Navigating this complex landscape is like trying to find a clear path in dense fog. While many voices aim to guide us, it’s essential to discern which ones resonate with our own truths. In the clamor of opinions, it’s our responsibility to carve out space for introspection and authentic connection, ensuring we don’t get lost in the haze.

Sifting through the chaos is daunting, especially when old ways only further divide. And at the same time, striving for universal understanding and validation is like trying to push a pea up a mountain. The reality? Not everyone is prepared for raw truths. In an era of unparalleled information access, many of us still fall prey to feeling overwhelmed.

It’s baffling: there are people who, without knowing you, would confine you to limiting categories. We speak of empathy, but it’s elusive, hindered by our unwillingness to truly listen and deep-rooted fears of unveiling our genuine selves.

Reflecting on the world we’ve molded is both slightly humorous and heartbreaking. Amidst raging conflicts, tension and uncertainty permeate the air. Our daily lens shapes our reality. Peering into the mirror, do we recognize the choices staring back? Are they authentically ours or birthed from fear? In these tumultuous times, where is our power? Are we mere observers or do we dare to lead? The allure of the familiar, even if detrimental, is potent.

Yet, aren’t we all storytellers? It beckons reflection: In confrontational times, do we passively align, or do we embrace our role as daring architects, focusing less on appeasing and more on crafting the world we aspire to live in?

When life throws us opportunities, do we choose to push a pea up someone else’s mountain? Or do we find our own mountain and chart a path that aligns our wellbeing in community?

“A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the mechanistic paradigm” —Stanislav Grof

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