Maybe you aren’t such a big fan of the mountains. The ‘beauty’ out there really doesn’t do that much for you, and the strain and pain of the hike are such a drain. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?
When you are hiking in the mountains, when you have forgotten about the workaday world, the things that need to be done, the frustrations, ailments, conflicts, crossing things off of your to-do list, striving in and for the world, what’s left?
Should I do anything and everything that people ask me to do if I am able? Or should I do what I feel like doing? Or what seems to be required of me? Or what I would feel guilty about if I didn’t do it? Or should I do what I “feel called” to do?