Be prepared early
One lesson from Yamabushi training is that you be ready as soon as you can. It’s kind of like the scouts motto of always be prepared, and an important point is that if you are ready, you can better help others who may not be.
This is as simple as packing your bag the night before, rather than the morning of, and thinking of contingency plans in advance, which, admittedly, isn’t very Yamabushi as it takes you out of the moment.
The thing with always being prepared like this is that it means you have the best chance to take opportunities when they arise. It also means you reduce the likelihood of forgetting something important.
When you know you’re going to have to do something, get ready for it as soon as you can, in other words.
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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