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Do what you can

A few years ago, I was doing Yamabushi training at the top of Mt. Haguro when we could hear an alarm off in the distance. You know what the alarm was? North Korea had sent off a missile and it was headed in our direction. But, of course, we were in the middle of training, and we couldn’t do anything about it. Well, physically at least. We could prepare ourselves mentally for what might come, which thankfully didn’t come to fruition.

Do what you can, and don’t stress about what you can’t. Sometimes all you can do is prepare yourself mentally. Preparing mentally is always going to be better than not preparing at all.

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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