The sooner you can become a peak in your own right, the better. The valleys you create can then echo with your True Nature and resonate in response to other peaks.
It is easy to abdicate to others, to just give up at the goading of the intellectual mind. This mind simply compares and competes, and so divides. It is either ‘for’ or ‘against,’ either likes or dislikes, or is indifferent. These are all conscious choices.
Then the emotional mind feels overwhelmed by the achievements and ‘talents’ of others and withdraws. It is self-cherishing and attention-seeking, given to envy and self-doubt.
But if you close your worldly eyes and listen closely to the universal mind, you are listening to the totality, to the whole, to the transcendence, to the beyond. This ‘here and now’ has no single urge to fight or react or assert or doubt. It only responds like a valley echo and there are no choices, there is no duality.
So, let your unique peak grow up into the sky, the resonant valleys around deepening. You are a Buddha, a god, a Krishna, a Mahavir in the making. Your stout roots are the same roots embracing the crust of the Earth and our human divinity.
Inspiring images courtesy of Mariko Kinoshita and Megapixl.com