A lesson from Zen to help you get through
When it comes to meals, there is no delicious, nor disgusting, bitter nor sweet.
There just is.
When it comes to experiences, there is no entertaining, nor boring, useful nor useless.
There just is.
When we eat or do things not for the sensations they bring, but for what they are, we understand their true essence.
The next time you feel flustered, dissatisfied, or otherwise unhappy about something, don’t focus on what you’re feeling. Focus on what the food or experience is.
If we can learn to do this, we can more easily live a life without attachment, and a life full of content.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.
I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.
On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.
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