Jim Schmitz on the Lifts

Higher Things

Inspiration from IronMind's man of pen and stone, Steve "Inver Stone" Jeck. Co-author of Stones and Strength and The Stone Lifter

Inspiration from IronMind's man of pen and stone, Steve "Inver Stone" Jeck

Co-author Of Stones and Strength and The Stone Lifter

Higher Things

“There is no way for anyone to reach the heights by going downward.”—Petrarch

Halfway through his climb of Mont Ventoux, the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch was tempted to quit. The weather had turned, and he lost his bearings and found himself far from the beaten path. He kept on, however, ultimately reaching the summit by reminding himself (and us) that a heart and mind set on the higher things is the best safeguard against the gravitational pull of that which is base.

 

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Editor's Note: Steve Jeck’s books, Of Stones and Strength and The Stone Lifter; and videos, Kviahellan DVD, Jeck on Stonelifting video, and Classic Jeck: The First Works CD, define the world of stonelifting.


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