Rock climbing has taught me more about myself than almost any other endeavor. It's taught me humility, patience, perseverance, and courage. It's taught me about life and happiness, and I owe much of what I am and have accomplished to large mounds of stone. Climbing is a moving meditation, at a certain point all feelings of stress, disappointment, anxiety or whatever discomfort you experience in daily life just fall away. Climbing requires you to live completely in the moment and for that I will be eternally grateful. Luckily, I'm not the only one that feels this way, and I've been fortunate to share these experiences with wonderful people.