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Courageous Training by Robert Brinkerhoff, Tim Mooney

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13Getting Started on the Courageous Training Path

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Afew years ago one of us was touring the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza in Mexico. The largest pyramid there— Kukulkan—seems to grow out of the ground and soars above the jungle a remarkable 25 meters high (80 feet), about the height of an eight-story building. It is a common practice for tourists to climb to the top of the pyramid. There are 365 steps (one for each day of the year), each step very narrow in depth, but considerably higher in rise than the typical staircase. In addition to the architectural and engineering phenomena, one observes another more human phenomenon that occurs daily at the pyramids. People tend to climb the pyramids—all 25 meters of them—facing the rock, using all ...

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