TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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Finish with a positive

Some situations in life truly are sad. Unfortunately, even when you try hard not to play the victim, the situation makes it sound like you are the victim, so there’s no way around it. This in turn makes you look like you are ungrateful and a complainer, which people can easily get tired of hearing.

You could argue that those people are just insensitive, sometimes they truly are, but I think we need to try and give them a reason not to be. When I explain something sad, I always try to finish with a positive, either some sort of life lesson or advice garnered from the experience, or some way I’m trying to move forward positively.

This way, the person gets the information you want them to hear, and they aren’t burdened with having to console you. I think this also goes some way in healing as well, to show that you are at least thinking in a positive manner, no matter how trying the situation is.

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.


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Tim.

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