Falling is a skill you can learn. Do you agree? If so, why?
Falling is as integral to climbing as climbing itself. At the same time, it creates fear that you must address correctly—and you must learn proper falling technique in order to fall safely.
What are some of you keystone habits? It’s interesting how we can focus on doing—exercise and thinking—for improving productivity. However, if we focus on the opposite—sleep and meditation—then we establish a solid foundation which can lead to more productivity.
Death can advise and teach us to live our lives in meaningful ways. Death lays our lives raw before us and free soloing is an activity that does it better than most others. Free soloing can offer us the opportunity to ask the difficult questions about why we’re here and how we’ll fill the content of our lives.
In climbing, we find ways to use our senses to extend beyond the limited perceptions of the mind, which tends to perceive situations dualistically: comfort and stress. Doing this moves us away from trusting our engagement, the body, and the learning process. Our attention is shifted from stress to comfort.
Warriors don’t solve problems to get rid of problems, feeling sad until they’re problem-free. Warrior’s solve problems for their own sake, feeling joyful for the challenge provided to them.