So, you should avoid the mountaintop obviously. Or maybe not. The real mountaintop in a thunderstorm, good idea to avoid. However, the metaphorical mountaintop of life … there you want to be when the lightning strikes. Creative, intellectual, social and entrepreneurial bolts of lightning find you when you have hiked out from your cave, when you are taking risks, climbing, searching, looking, exploring. That sort of lightning doesn’t come easily into a closed home, heart and mind.
If you are afraid of life, of pain, of hurt, of effort, of pushing, of conflict, of friction, then you will avoid all that. And as a result you will also avoid the brilliance of lightning in your life.
Get out of the shell that is your refuge, go get struck by lightning. If nothing else you will have fun in the rain.
Drawing and commentary by Marty Coleman of The Napkin Dad Daily
Quote by Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), 65BCE – 7BCE, Roman poet