Cloud on Mountain is a unique study in the power of momentum. Momentum is that invisible force that propels us from one step to the next. However, momentum is a tricky beast. Like this cloud forming on the mountain, one minute it is a mere puff of wind, the next a raging thunderstorm of unequaled ferocity.
This suggests that the beauty of momentum often lays in its sheer raw power. The power to move unstopped from one step in a series of steps to another. If a person has momentum in their job, they are often seen as being on the fast track. It’s a positive reflection of their vision and drive to carry out their goals.
Teachers often use this idea with students to build confidence. If a teacher gets a student to ace a test by working hard and studying for it, then it’s encouraged that the student will gain a form of momentum and continue to apply themselves in that capacity.
What’s a neat idea though, is the concept that the teacher need not be a person. Experience is often thought of as one of the best teachers and a suitable amount of force or momentum definitely arises from a person’s success. It is often suggested that success breeds success. This is the power found in momentum.
However, just like every other force, there is a definite danger involved producing uncontrollable momentum. If our definition of momentum holds true, that it’s a force of energy allowing us to become unstoppable in our movement from one stage to the next in what ever we apply ourselves, then it’s necessary to understand the dangers involved.
So that a person creates the desired effect, their energy or motivation needs control and maintenance. Put simply, if you do not control your own momentum you become very much like this cloud rising on the mountain. The unstoppable wind behind you is forcing you into unmovable mountain. Your energy is redirected upwards and has no way to stop. Your power builds with no release and nowhere to escape to until you become a raging thunderstorm.
The thunderstorm becomes an uncontrollable beast with howling winds, destructive rain, and raging lightning. It simply is a cloud with too much momentum. After the storm, the angry thunderhead becomes a simple cloud again. Its momentum is lost to the environment around it. That is until it strikes the next mountain.
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