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?



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