Michael William "Billy" McCormick is a successful professor of philosophy who suddenly finds himself falling into a state of clinical depression. No longer able to cope with his life, Billy desperately tries traditional therapy, but to no avail. As a last resort, he is forced to take, "the trek of the ancients." A solitary journey to heal his mind and soul, Billy must find himself in order to put his life back together again. Conveying a sensitive and insightful perspective on life, William Brantley Hale captures the vast beauty of New Mexico as Billy does his soul searching and discovers how amazing it is to truly experience, The Beauty of Being.