Time to catch up. I’ve been up on top of the world for quite a few days. It’s a place I love. If you’ve been “On top of the world,” you know what it feels like to be so close to Heaven.
Alwyn Torquil Francis Ladell
There is something very spiritual about the mountain top experience … and it’s not less oxygen!
Looking out over the wide vistas, and climbing above the clouds, forces us to consider the bigger questions. It strips away the cares and concerns of the little people in the mundane world below and helps us contemplate the bigger picture. There can be an exaltation, like that of being strongly moved by certain passages of music, in such places. Sometimes there is a closeness to those who have gone before, which can be very emotional, but the magnitude and beauty tends to drive out sorrow with reassurance. It speaks a language we can’t articulate, using symbols to communicate with the higher consciousness – and this expansion of consciousness is something we need to hang on to when we return to the daily routine. When starved of spirituality in the material world, if we can recall that mountain-top experience, we have a life-line to the Divine.
“Prayer is the uplifting of the soul to God” – Saint Nilus the Elder (d.430), On Prayer.
It is my goal to share with others. Now, I am happy to share some of the awesomeness of the outdoors. Enjoy.
Mia Anstine is an outdoor writer, licensed outfitter, hunting guide, life coach, keynote speaker, and range safety officer, firearms instructor, and archery instructor. She is the founder of MAC Outdoors and Host of the MAC Outdoors Podcast.
Mia Anstine strives to encourage others to get outside, hunt, fish, shoot, and survive life with others in a positive way.
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