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Contradictions and Constraints

One of the great contradictions I see with Yamabushi training is that we basically get told what to do, yet the training is about inspiring you to do things that no one has done before. I think the way to understand this is, that the Sendatsu Master is simply guiding us to nature, who is the real teacher. Nature teaches us of the constraints that are always there, we just have to accept that there will always be constraints, and we have to accept that we have to do things within them.

Barring exceptional circumstances, those constraints won’t kill us. Meaning the true limiting constraints really are those that we imagine ourselves. I guess what I’m saying is, if you feel inspiration in something and it won’t kill you or damage you beyond the point of disrepair, why not give it a try?

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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