The mountains you think need climbing are there because your Conditioned Mind created them. But through the understanding of impermanence you’ll see they’re just molehills that can be side stepped.
Fifty five years ago today my existence in this form began and unbeknownst to me at the time it was going to take me forty nine years to learn what the intended purpose of that existence is. It isn’t to be anything in particular or to accomplish any great feats. It is to live life to it’s fullest extent, which can only be done when there isn’t anything blocking this from occurring. One of the lessons that has helped immensely with this is the understanding of impermanence. The realization that “all things will pass” including life itself is the key to a freedom that can only be understood when impermanence is understood.
Think of yesterday and all its created so called problems, can you even remember one of the things that you thought was a problem? The saying “Time waits for no one” is probably one of the truest statement ever coined. Regardless of what goes on in our life it will pass. The impermanence of things passing on is where are freedom lies. Even if you hold on to something it passes, but the problem with this is we are conditioned to just pick up something else, unless we have a practice that allows quietness in our life.
Without quietness everything becomes a mountain that needs to be climbed. This is what the Conditioned Mind does, it creates mountains out of molehills. Without quietness the mind looks at something, says its a problem and works vigorously to try and correct it. But it is only a problem to the Conditioned Mind. To be without the conditioning is to be without the problem. The opposite of a Conditioned Mind is a quiet mind, so you can see why a quiet mind is much more beneficial. A quiet mind understands impermanence. And when impermanence is understood therein lies our freedom. You can only be in bondage if you are constantly looking for something to hold on to. But understand no matter what it is, it will pass. Impermanence is the nature of life, your freedom is in this understanding, your captivity is in allowing your mind to make mountains out of molehills so it has something to hold on to. When you understand impermanence its not that you truly understand life, but you understand there really isn’t anything worth holding on to because all things will pass even life itself.