“The funny thing about Earth is, if you go down far enough you’ll eventually find yourself at the top. Unfortunately, the same isn’t true with life.”
~Allen R. Kive
I was always fascinated with the idea of digging straight into the surface of earth and popping out the “other side.” Of course, that would be impossible unless we could figure out a way to tunnel through the earth’s molten core. Nonetheless, the idea was very intriguing. And what would happen if you jumped down the hole? Gravity would pull you down to the center, but then what? Would you come to an abrupt stop when you reached the middle? Or more likely, would you yo-yo back and forth until you rested and simply floated in the center? And then you would have to somehow climb the rest of the way, until you reached the surface again.
Whatever the case, our life is very different. We won’t find ourselves back “at the top” if our life continues to go down. You’ve probably heard our life being compared to an up and down walk. Sometimes life seems terrible and is called a “valley experience.” But other times life seems great and is called a “mountain top experience.” Just remember, when on top of a mountain it’s often the valley that makes the view so beautiful. The “mountain top experience.” wouldn’t be nearly as great if their wasn’t a valley below. The deeper the valley, the higher the mountain top will seem. It’s just too bad you can’t get to the top of the mountain by trekking deeper into the valley instead of climbing up the mountainside. Going downhill is always much easier than going up, but it won’t make your life any better. So get climbing!