Retreat into the Mountains? Or Stay in Reality?

“Everything will be so simple if I live in the mountains, but I have no choice but to be in this reality.”

It’s not about the mountains or the reality. 

This is more about the belief and the craving for permanence and control.

How do I know which is the right path and if I am staying on the right one?!

The truth is.. There are times where retreating into the mountains is supporting for that part in our life. There will also be times when being here in reality is what you need to bring out the best in you. 

We shuffle between the mountains and so-called reality. 

Because the being needs nourishing before growth can happen; and for growth to happen, challenges and ‘reality’ is needed. Subsequently, rest and nourishing is needed again after bouts of growth. 

It’s a statement of avoidance if you say that you can never reflect or turn inwards if you don’t retreat to a place of seclusion. It’s a statement of self-judgement and high expectations if you say that we should never try to run away from reality. 

If you sense this conflict within you, try clearly see the beliefs at work. What does it mean to you to retreat into the mountains? What does it mean to stay where you are? What is pushing for these choices? 

Most importantly, ask yourself if you have given yourself enough space and openness to explore and experience these choices. Our mind can be both chaotic and wondrous; maybe it’s not presenting to you a choice or a problem, but showing you the possibilities of life. 

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