Mountains are very lonely, so still, so silent, so immense, so full of presence and being. The poet is caressing his loneliness with his song. He is the high mountain bird that goes far above other birds to sing of solitude that is like a mountain. Why do we climb mountains? It’s a struggle with great hardships to get above the tree line, to get above the lower mountains and their valleys; it’s a quest of awareness to climb above form so that your vision has no boundaries. The view from the highest mountain is a metaphor for formless awareness that is totally alone, awareness without a second, awareness without an IT to be aware of. In Zen this awareness is suddenly come upon, like breaking through the fog hiding a mountains 360 view. AH…satori. I See.
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