“The notion around the misogi is, you do something so hard one time a year, that is has an impact the other 364 days of the year”
Do your own Misogi at least once a year
There are several main principles behind a misogi challenge:
- You can’t train for it – the uncertainty of the challenge is meant to be part of the difficulty and something that needs to be overcome.
- It should be really difficult. You should be genuinely unsure as to whether or not you can complete it.
- It shouldn’t be something you pay for or publicize. The challenge should be designed by you and for you.
“This is about testing your abilities in a foreign environment,” he says. “The more blind, the more bold and adventurous the effort.” There’s no entry fee. No spectators. “It’s not a ride at Disneyland or a Tough Mudder,” he says. “It’s a personal quest designed by you. And it’s really fucking hard. You have a 50 percent chance of success, at best.”