“Resolve, and thou art free. But breathe the air
Of mountains, and their unapproachable summits
Will lift thee to the level of themselves.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I love this quote.. In life we are often taught that freedom comes from absence of responsibility, from happiness, sunshine and blue skies… We rarely consider the hardest times to be our freest, most joyful times. There are some challenges in life that seem beyond comprehension; in the moment we so wish they didn”t exist and plead with reality for anything but “this.” It is only recently that I realised that those are the moments to cherish, for those are the moments that we get to prove to ourselves how free we actually are. I thought that by making my life easier, I would find more happiness..But as I have caused my life to be increasingly challenging, I have found the true meaning of happiness and how to have peace with oneself. Consider something you avoid or a circumstance that you are trying to prevent from happening.. What if you let it happen? What if by making the choice to approach the “unapproachable summit,” you too could lift yourself beyond what you thought possible?