Busyness and Free Time
In the same way that there’s no absolute necessity to fill silence with speech, there’s no absolute necessity to fill time with stuff. You don’t need to be busy every second of every day.
Often being busy is just a cover, a cover that you’re trying to make up for something. When you’re being busy to show the world that you’re important, that’s even worse. It doesn’t help anyone and only wastes time, ironically.
Being unable to not be busy (sorry for the wording) shows that you were unable to prioritize your time effectively. In other words, not being busy means you’re not giving in to societal pressures, plus it also gives you the benefit of more time! So, always make time for free time!
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.
MOUNTAINS OF WISDOM
Subscribe to my weekly yamabushi newsletter
RECENT BLOG POSTS
YAMABUSHI BLOG POSTS