From the top of a mountain, we can witness life from a different perspective bringing us a new awareness.
Mountains have always captured our imaginations, calling us to scale their heights, circle, worship at their feet, and pay homage to their greatness. Mountains can be seen from thousands of miles away, and if we are lucky enough to be on top of one, we can see great stretches of the surrounding earth. As a result, mountains symbolize vision and the ability to rise above the adjacent lowlands and see beyond our immediate vicinity. From the top of the mountain, we can witness life from a new perspective — cities and towns that seem large when we are in them look tiny. We can take the whole thing in with a glance, which helps us remember how big this world truly is.
Mountains are almost always considered holy and spiritual places, and the energy at the top of a mountain is undeniably unique. When we are on top of a hill, it is as if we have ascended to an alternate realm, one in which the air is purer and the energy lighter. Many people have climbed to the top of a mountain to connect with a higher source of understanding, and many have come back feeling stronger and wiser. Whenever we are feeling trapped or limited in our vision, a trip to the nearest mountain may be just the cure we need.
There’s a reason that mountain views are so highly prized in this world, and it is because, even from a distance, mountains remind us of how small we are, which often comes as a beautiful relief. They also illustrate our ability to connect with higher energy. As they rise from the earth, sometimes disappearing in the clouds that gather around them, they symbolize the world reaching up into the heavens. Whether we have a mountain view out of our window or just a photograph of a mountain that we see every day, we can rely on these earthly giants to provide inspiration, vision, and a daily reminder of our humble place in the grand scheme of life.