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Appreciating without adversity is the holy grail

Appreciating without adversity is the holy grail. If you’re able to appreciate without having to go through tough experiences to do so, you win.

Going through adversity changes your perspective completely. Looking at people who haven’t had the same experience as you, it’s easy to see when they take things for granted.

What was once a given is now but a fantasy for you, but is still a given for them. When things are a given, it’s very hard to contemplate those things not being there.

This turns the focus on what you do have. It means that although you may have less, you value what you do have more than others. Even if it’s the same thing, adversity helps us learn to appreciate what we do have more.

So if you’re able to appreciate before adversity strikes, then you’re on to a winner. And after adversity strikes, remember to appreciate what you do have. It’s a lot.

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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