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A simple lesson from Buddhism

Or it might be Taoism because of the connection to Ying and Yang, but without experiencing the bad, you cannot truly comprehend the good. What this means is, if you’re experiencing something ‘bad’ (which is also subjective) it just means that when the ‘good’ comes, you’ll better be able to understand and appreciate it.

Nothing is inherently good nor bad, it just is. But if something that happens is undesirable or makes you feel down, don’t despair. It might just be a lesson in disguise, or it could be a chance for you to truly appreciate something desirable when it comes.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

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.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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