As you all know, I will be doing the 88 temple pilgrimage next month (August 2010). Thousands of people do this thing every year, and they all have their own reasons. Of course, I too have my own reasons, but I want to make this my own journey, my own special challenge.
My reasons: who knows!!?? Because I can, because it’s a challenge, and to prove to myself (and anyone else interested) that yes, I indeed can do this, and possibly for the sole purpose of proving all those b@stards that say I can’t wrong! Not that there’s that many that say I can’t do it. Mostly people just think I’m crazy, but really that’s the usual. Also as a last thing to do while living in Japan, as a cleansing of my mind and body to prepare for what awaits me back in the States.
I know sounds a bit deep, but I’ll have a lot of time to think. I want this to be about the journey itself and what I can get out of it, I’m making it about self-discovery I suppose. Not so much torture, I’m not into the pain scene after all 😉
I know I can do this, and so I will. I already said I would do it, so I will. But encouragement is always a great thing. So write one reason (or two) you think I should do this and email it/comment back to me. Or something you wish for in your life and me completing this challenge will in someway help you meet your own goals and aspirations. I will print some of them out, laminate them, and then stick them on my pilgrim hat. On those bad days that I have nothing but mountains to climb I will probably read them a lot.