Until you are enjoying the worldly life, you don’t remember mountains. Until then, if someone talks about mountains, you find him/her boring. You only enjoy talking about parties, dating, money-making, music, sports, and dogs. Who cares about the forest and the Himalayas when you still can mingle?
All Hindu scriptures mention Himalayas in some way. Shiva resides in the Himalayas. Many sages or ऋषिमुनि performed hard penances (तपस्या) in the Himalayas. When someone becomes spiritual, he has the tendency to go to the Himalayas. Once you become spiritual, suddenly, mountains look attractive. But what attracts? What is there in the Himalayas or mountains that attracts all spiritual beings?
Mountains are beautiful because of their magnificence. They attract you because of their silence. No matter what happens, they remain unmoved. They are always peaceful. They welcome rain and convert it into snow with grace. Snow makes them beautiful. Snow is their ornament. Without snow, they look dead. But they are not attached to their ornament, like you are. They let the rays of sun hit the snow. They let the snow melt.
They are not attached to anything. You will be sad if you lose your diamond ring, but they won’t be. They always remain as witness. They stand tall and never fall. They don’t change. They are there. They exist. Your grandfather did, you will, and your children will die one day. But the mountains will be there. They remain. They exist. In fact, they are the ones who are actually living. With garbage in your head, I don’t think you are living right now.
But, if you look within, and truly understand your nature which is beyond your mind, you are also like mountains. Your true nature is very close to that of mountains. Your true being is not attached to the material world. Your true being is also a witness, it watches as things come and go in life. You are peaceful and strong inside, just like them. As the ‘awareness’, you also live continuously. As a soul, you never die.
That is the reason why mountains attract you.
So, yes, the mountains are calling and you must go. Go and hug those giant mountains. Remain in their presence for some time. Bow down and surrender in front of them. Mountains will show you your own true nature. They will tell you that you are no different than them. They will show you the mountains within you. Go, close your eyes and realize your true nature.