Grant was beginning to realise what the saying “life is a journey” really means. Every step, every decision and every revelation that he was having on his adventure was leading to more things/experiences/revelations unfolding before him.
Finally, arriving at Mount Somers and beginning the hike to Woodshed Creek he was in awe at the many snow topped mountains that lay before him. He was beginning to understand that every challenge in life is a like climbing a mountain. It takes a lot of effort and hard work to climb it but the view at the top is worth it!
However, he was also beginning to realise that once you get to the top of your mountain you can see things in a whole new perspective. At the top of your mountain, you are at your peak and you are rewarded for your hard work with the ability to be able to reflect and to look at things from a different perspective. Climbing the biggest mountain means that you can see the smaller ones as less of a challenge. They are not as intimidating. Would it not make sense to rest a while here and take in your surroundings?
This is exactly what Grant did just before the photograph below was taken…if you can spare a few minutes use the photograph as a tool for meditation (just look at the photograph and study it), imagine walking down to the hut following the gently winding path, but take the time to feel the softness of the grass below your feet, how it springs back with every step. You have worked hard on your journey and you need to take a moment to take in the view….then you can reassess and continue walking with a renewed sense of calm, peace and contentment.
It is usually at this point that you realise that what you thought was the top, the end of the journey was, in fact, only a rest point along the way. The best is yet to come.