Mountains and Valleys

Does this resonate with any one?

When you start your walk in life you seem to quickly develop a concept of mountain top and valley experiences. With it comes an expectation that to make a success of being human it’s about getting to the mountain top and then staying there. Whatever it takes…

You soon realise that it’s actually impossible; but you fall into a mindset that the answer to this ‘lesser’ existence is that life is therefore about accepting there are valleys but striving to get up the mountain again as quick as possible and trying as hard as you can to stay there…

exhausting eh?

Then as time progresses you realise the valleys help you appreciate the mountains more and you don’t get so bent out of shape about it when you stay for a while…but you’re still thinking about the mountain…

However, sometimes you do stay on the mountain top for a little longer… and then it happens – it becomes a plateau – you’re just there with nowhere to go and it’s well, normal…

So, after further time you realise that most of your learning in life takes place in the valley and you start to realise that there’s value and life there too…

so you find yourself making your way back down again…

…and then it dawns on you that the journey up and down the hills from valleys to mountains and mountains to valleys actually introduces you to new people, new (& often shared) experiences, challenges, joys, trials and everything else… and you realise there are numerous routes up and down this thing and even higher peaks and lower depths than you’d realised before…

…and that actually life is all about ups and downs, rises and falls, successes and failures, bursts of energy and times of rest and in all of it you just need to savour the moment…

and be



About finchleymusic

Businessman, Singer/songwriter, traveller, worship leader & mentor
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3 Responses to Mountains and Valleys

  1. Pete Collier says:

    Yes it did resonate with me, great post.

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