Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Listen, i know you're out there, so don't just sit there silently. We both know you want to go to Shikoku, to walk the henro trail. You want that experience. But you don't want to walk it alone; you don't speak the language, you don't want to try and figure out the maps, you don't know if you can do it, but you really want to go.

You want to walk, but you don't want to feel as if you're just following someone else. You want someone to lead you but you want it to be your own experience. You don't want to see Shikoku, you want to experience the henro trail. You want to be a henro. You want to wander the same mountains and shores that the Daishi wandered. You want to see the caves where he sat in meditation until that wonderful morning of enlightenment. You want to soak up the power at all 108 temples. You want that gift you receive in return for exerting everything you've got to climb those last 100 meters to the next temple. You want those lazy naps on the beaches of Kōchi Prefecture.

I know you're out there. You can afford a guide, that's just not the issue. Making the decision is the issue. Making the commitment is the issue. So do it. Get in touch. We can leave at the end of March.

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