Experiences and expectations
It’s not what you know before an experience, it’s what you get from doing it.
It’s better to go into new experiences with as little expectation as possible. Your expectation clouds your judgment of the experience. Preconceptions mean you don’t experience the experience for what it is, rather you continuously judge whether it lives up to your expectations.
When you can get your expectations out of the way, you can experience the experience for what it is, for what it should be.
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.
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