All of you that know I am afraid of hights (if I show it or not...). I would like to qote something a coach of mine wrote to me after this last hike:
"I was sharing with several of you that I am very afraid of edges and that was the biggest challenge of TNT Hike for me! While we won't see the same kind of edgy trails we did this week in future hikes, it is always good to have a back-up plan should you get into a fearful situation. I have a "mantra" I say in those spots. I had it on a card in my pack during my trip to Half Dome. Here it is (thanks to Frank Herbert's 'Dune' series):
The litany against fear: I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
Thank you Tanis! :0) I did never know that Tanis was afraid of hights... I guess we both hide our fears well ;0)