This picture is ironically called, Breathe Deeply. I found it on the internet while looking for a photo to go with my last post about breathing. I held off on using it, until I got permission from the photographer to do so. More of this guys work can be found here. He is an amazing photographer!
Interestingly enough, when I saw it, I was so taken by the beauty of it, I held my breathe.
Today, as I focus on taking in air, I am thinking about altitude and perspective. Given my last few days, as things have come up, I have pressed in and only saw the fear and doubt before me. It was big and scary and felt like too much to handle so I did the next best thing. I took myself out of the game before it could take me out. I wonder if things would have been different had I stopped. Breathed. Climbed up on a chair or something and looked around me. Perhaps I would have seen a different picture. Or the bigger picture.
Mountains can look big and scary and impossible to climb. But the truth is they are not insurmountable, when you have and USE the tools given to you.
And you remember to breathe.