The last few months I’ve felt I’ve hit high peaks of breaking through my old mentality and belief systems that have kept me trapped for so long.
I’ve felt I have moved mountains in my mind and totally overcome so many blockages.
Believing I had “totally overcome” That was my first mistake.
These past couple of weeks have dropped off from my high peaks, it’s been insanely rough, storms have entered my mind and the barricades I thought I had moved beyond are even more dramatic than ever.
My internal landscape has become stark, jagged, cold, unpredictable and extremely
shaky. All the creativity, inspiration, trust, and positive focus has been completely drown out by the winds and rain of all the old dialogue and thought patterns of my negative mind.
It’s here I do my best to accept where I am with grace. It’s hard to see yourself make so much “progress” then seemingly backslide.
Yet I realize the more inclusive I am to the bouts of depression and anxiety, the more I accept myself with compassion, the less density they hold over me, the less I spiral, the more bearable it becomes.
It’s up to us to allow the winds and rain to water the earth, to navigate the peaks in valleys in our minds with integrated appreciation that THIS is an essential part of growth. The rain is the pain that fuels the plants of our consciousness to push through the mud.
There’s always work to do, no matter how uncomfortable it may be. There’s never a day the sun will shine on your skin forever, that would burn you out.
‘When life gives you a hundred reasons to break down and cry, show life that you have a million reasons to smile and laugh. Stay strong!
Some years back I wouldn’t have thought how much strength and reasons to smile and laugh I can draw from a good mountain run, from some time far away from the hustle of life. It is (almost) impossible to return from the mountains in a grumpy mood! Works like magic. And with a calmer state of mind and a feeling of contentment I am ready to face life again 💪🏻
USMC ‘94-‘05: Former Sergeant Brian LeBlanc (@brian.leblanc.954 )checked off his 15th #NH48 on the 4,760 foot summit of North Twin 5/25/2020🇺🇸.
While on active duty, Sgt LeBlanc was Military Police (5811) stationed at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine, CA. During his time in the reserves, Sgt Leblanc would lat-move to an 0231, Intelligence Specialist🇺🇸.
Somewhere out there is calling your name!!! 🥳 Comment below to let us know your favourite travel destination. 👇👇👇
1 1213 July, 2020
Reflection! I’m reflecting on an incredible long weekend in the mountains and now I’m ready for a big week at work. This is a picture I took yesterday morning of the iconic Three Sisters in Canmore. I love how spending a few days in the mountains makes us feel so rejuvenated. #reflection#rejuvenated#thethreesisters#mountaintherapy
And just like that the Australia Winter Season is over 3 days after it begun.
Start Date: 6th July 2020
End Date: 9th July 2020
Mean to Start: 8th June 2020
Oh well at least I got 2 days riding in thanks @hothamalpineresort for doing your best to provide us with a season, we know how hard it’s been for everyone 🙏🏼 #Hotham#MtHotham