Waterfalls

When we look around at the land we’re standing on, we see the plains and hills and valleys of what is considered a normal landscape and we think that it is all there is for us right there. How boring is that? It’s because we know that there are other, truly magnificent scenes out there on this world…soaring mountains and thunderous 1,000 foot waterfalls, amazing islands with pirate-ready cutout bays, intricately carved canyons following rivers of deep green waters and frothy white rapids…

…and we look at the dirt beneath our feet and think, if only…

But what we don’t see in that dirt is the billions of years it took for it to be there. The mile deep seas that washed over it with millions of creatures filtering down into its depths, the 2 mile thick glacier that ground it down and carved it’s valleys, the empty dry winds that carried sand and debris for thousands of miles to drop into sculpted piles right where we’re standing…the sometimes beautiful, sometimes horribly scary animals that lived, mated, burrowed, raced across and died in that dirt.

We only see “now”.

Wherever we are, anywhere on this planet, we are only standing at an infinitesimally small portion of its lifecycle. When we broaden our horizons and try to look past our own understanding, we are able to see the full length of its magnificence and can be truly amazed at what we find.

Just like people. When we look at someone or even know them for a length of time, we tend to see the “now” version…but if we broaden our horizons and try to look past our own understanding, we are able to see the full length of their magnificence. We are able to see the arc of their life and know that whatever is “now” is an infinitesimally small portion of who they are…who we are…

…and most important, one day who we all can be.

Believe. Go. Do.

~TrevorZen

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