Flexing your Uketamo Muscle
To practice Uketamo is to practice acceptance. Yamabushi training is a way of practicing Uketamo, as is simply being in nature, meditation, creative endeavours, or anything else aimed entirely at putting you in the moment.
Acceptance is always the fastest way to move on. If you don’t accept things, there will always be something nagging you in your head until you do. Therefore, frequent practice of Uketamo is ideal.
We never know when we will have no choice but to accept things. Frequent practice means your Uketamo muscle is better prepared to get through the inevitable when it comes.
That is why frequently doing things like yamabushi training, being in nature, meditation, creative endeavours, or things aimed entirely at putting you in the moment are so important.
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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