Keep doing the work because the work never ends. The work helps you be accountable to your own greatness and gives you clear direction. The work is to grow in love, wisdom and integrity and help others grow in love, wisdom and integrity. The work brings inner peace and inner peace is the path to an extraordinary life.
The Sacred Mountain journey began for me while on a call with an advisor from South Africa one sunny day in March of 2020. She told me that I would be given something in June and in June, July and August I would work out the details.
Within two months of that conversation I found myself in one of the darkest, most difficult seasons of my life.
During this time my heart and mind began to wake up. I was given insight and awareness about how significant love, wisdom and integrity are to living an exceptional life. Everything was coming fast and it all felt life changing and important.
At the time I did not make the connection between what my advisor said and what I was experiencing. It wasn't until the actual moment that I put the three simple words of love, wisdom and integrity together that I remembered her comment and made the connection.
As I was receiving these life-changing revelations I knew I had to share them with others. It quickly became apparent that to prevent many of the problems we struggle with throughout life we must dedicate ourselves to living these three virtues every day. My advisor later told me, "Reb, you have finally found your life's work."
What I have learned is that if we want to live our best lives, love and forgive ourselves and others we must get up every morning and climb the Sacred Mountain of love, wisdom and integrity. Once we reach the summit - celebrate! You've won the day. But the next morning you will find yourself right back at the foot of that sacred mountain staring up at its steep walls and high peaks. You will have to choose again whether or not to climb it. As Navy SEAL Jocko Willink says, "What do you get for all your hard work? More hard work."
Eventually, I chose the icon of a triangle to represent Sacred Mountain because it is simple, like the three virtues, and I could make it with my two hands together so it is always with me.