Capricorn 27° A mountain pilgrimage ~ PERSEVERANCE

“Devotion to happiness.”

Capricorn 27° A mountain pilgrimage ~ PERSEVERANCE

Mining our mountain

The mountain that we must conquer is the one inside of us—all of the baggage, psychological and emotional, which we have the divine opportunity to wade through, organize, analyze, embrace and release–shovelful by shovelful, we inspect for the gems that gives our own particular mountain its unfathomable worth. We cannot just shovel it away, we must mine it for its beauty. Of value in understanding would be a study of the actual mining process with its separation of tailings, the materials left over after the process of removing the valuable fraction from the uneconomic fraction or gangue of an ore. Study here: These we may release, retaining the gems, and unburden ourselves. This is what perseverance is all about—climbing and mining our own mountains. But what’s it all about? Where does it really get us to undertake such self-labor? The short answer: You want to be happy!

Deep psychological mechanisms

“Each one of you wishes to exercise your free will and experience happiness. Your free will depends upon the knowledge you have of your own power. Your happiness depends upon the love that you give and receive. …freedom is built every day as a being becomes aware of himself and of his environment, getting progressively rid of constraints and inertias, whatever they may be.”

Mining our own business

Let’s devote ourselves to mining our mountains, mining our own worth out of the rich experiences that have become our lives. And let us assist others, when asked and as they may so desire of us, if we are able and have something to contribute. Let us participate in the process of happiness for one and for all. We are mankind, after all…. As John Wayne would recommend to us, those on such a devoted journey, Pilgrims! “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.”

Snow White ~ Heigh Ho

“Devotion to happiness.” Saijin

Image source: Mt. Everest wallpaper

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