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Yura in Tsuruoka city seen from Mt. Arakura

キウイ

An idea for an ideal

When things are unpredictable, which is always and which we are basically born to hate, start with an idea of an ideal situation and work your way back, but do it with the knowledge that it will never work out as planned exactly. That things don’t work out as planned is exactly what makes it interesting.

You can try your hardest to make things go as planned, but you’ll undoubtedly change your mind, and how that transpires is always interesting to see. And if you’ve gone into things with the ideal in mind, you should at least be somewhat happy with what transpires, even if, or especially if, they don’t transpire as planned.

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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