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Said the Emperor Marcus Aurelius: "live as on a mountain."

Mountain heights cause spirits to soar. How can one be mentally small who associates with the magnificent bigness of mountains?

The mountaintop man lives on an invisible mountain of the mind.

His perspective is broad, his outlook far-reaching.

His spirit towers above the storms of life.

His mind is lifted up, above doubt, cynicism and despair.

His vision is high above the fog of petty things.

He looks beyond the obstacles to the promised land of tomorrow.

He sees the rainbows while little men battle with phantom shadows in the valley.

He sees the sun in the east while valley-dwellers burn their tiny lamps in darkness.

His head is in the clouds, but his feet are bedded in the solid rock of Fact and Reason.

He takes the risks; he dares the sky.

He lives with the stars of his ideals, and although he may never grasp them he keeps reaching toward them.

                                                                           The Art of Living, Wilferd A. Peterson, 1962


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