I recently had the opportunity of spending some time in Nepal. In many ways it feels like a second home to me.
While in a little town at the base of a beautiful sacred mountain called Machapuchare or Fish Tail Mountain, I came across a piece written by Ravi Gupta, a Grade 9 pupil from the Mount Everest House Boarding School in Siraha. In this piece, he explores the meaning of life, and I thought that what he wrote was profound and worth sharing.
‘Life is like the soggy soil, or clay, which can be shaped into anything.
Life is like water that takes the shape of the container it is placed in.
We start our life at the birth, as soon as we come out from our mothers womb.
And it ends at our death.
‘Life is a climb, it’s about stepping up.
Just like the climb up the staircase might be tiring, climbing up in life towards success might be tiring as well, but it’s either going up or staying down.
The first step is usually the most difficult, but once you take it there’s no stopping.
‘Life is like a crossroad, there are two ways you take.
The first is long and painful, but has success at the end of it.
The second is what many choose, it’s short and easy, but there’s nothing waiting at the end of it.
‘Life is not about dreaming or chasing dreams, it is about making the dreams come true.
And to make dreams come true, we have to wake up, open our eyes first.
Life is also new chances. Every day is a new beginning. Every day comes with an opportunity that allows you to change who you are and what you do.’
I will seriously consider these words this week and I hope you will do so as well.
Ronnie Muhl on top of Everest
In 2007, Ronnie Muhl became the 7th South African to summit Mt. Everest via the north – east ridge and in so doing fulfilled a 28 year old dream. This is the video of him on the summit talking via satelite phone to the KFM Breakfast team.