Another side of the mountain
It’s easy to feel a bit down if right before you start your hike, it starts to rain. This is especially true for people who have never hiked in rain, or people who do all they can to avoid it.
Embrace it. Rain is yet another side of the mountain you get to see. It also feels really great once you’re off the mountain after going through some rough patches.
(If you’re not prepared for wet weather, or if there is a risk of landslides, thunder, and the like, don’t go on the mountain or get down as soon as is safe. Never ever underestimate a mountain!)
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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