by Richard Lonski
These days I generally find peace in mountains. The rock and the sweat generated by climbing them. The movement up the rock, the exertion of muscles, the focus of the mind. It is all very centering for me.
When my mind is in the right place, it is my Zen. I am reminded that peace can be found anywhere in nature. Sometimes its best to just sit quietly and be present, to let the calming sounds of wind and water keep you company. This can remind you that you are part of something much bigger.
Furthermore, you can find those moments of absolute silence when the wind and water stop momentarily and you can feel your soul expand into the vastness left behind and become one with it all.
Photo and caption cred: Richard Lonski (c) 2017
Want to learn more about climbing in Missouri?
Mo' Beta can be found at (http://www.mo-beta.com/). The author Jeremy Collins partnered with the Kansas City Climbing Community and proceeds help bolt and anchor replacement in MO as well as development of new areas.