What is the highest viewpoint you have ever looked out from? Perhaps it was on a mountaintop or in an airplane cruising between continents. Few people have ever gone higher.
For most of us to imagine looking out from a higher vantage point, we refer to photos, such as those taken from orbit around the Earth, from the Moon, Mars, or even further out. In each case, we are only able to directly experience a view from the place and elevation we are currently at — and the same is true on our spiritual paths.
For you to experience the world from a mountaintop, you must ascend the mountain. It is only by being at a higher elevation that you are able to see beyond the limitations that obscured your vision when in the valley below.
For you to experience your life from a higher vantage point, you must ascend beyond your limitations — and remain there if you wish to continue doing so.
Sometimes, in order to ascend further, we must first descend from the hilltop we are on. This allows us to continue further along our path — and eventually achieve a higher perspective, from a more elevated location.
In every case, accept where you are on your path. In every case, accept where others are on their path, for each of us can only be where we truly are.