Each trip to Tokyo (this is number 9!) is a new experience. Some things are familiar, but much is not. I was lucky enough to have an empty seat beside me on the plane, so I arrived less wiped out than usual. In a new apartment, I'm right across the street from the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. This is where the film, "Lost in Translation" was filmed and is a magnet for the wealthy and less adventurous. Surrounded by Armani, Rolex, Starbucks, etc, I could be in any big city.
Fortunately, from my window, looking the opposite direction to the west, through the skyscraper forest, I have a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji! The first time I've ever seen it - usually too much humidity in the summer air. Before I left Montana, I had been leading weekly meditations, to help people shift out of fear into more empowered ways of being. I presented the idea of 'becoming' a mountain, using breath as wind to clear cloudy thoughts, drawing strength from roots deep in a powerful Earth and vitality from the warmth of the sun. I am delighted to have Mt. Fuji, the most sacred of all Japanese mountains, as my