TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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Bronze medal matches

I’ve been in three of them. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that not reaching the gold medal match makes no difference. If you let the disappointment in not reaching the final take over your emotions, then you’ve already lost.

This is when the mantra of treat it like your last day on earth comes into play. It’ll be a while until your next opportunity, but your next opportunity will come, so why not use the bronze medal match as an opportunity to get you one step closer to that gold medal. The best way to do that? Leave nothing in the tank.

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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