How you react is up to you
In situations where it feels as if the world is against you, you’ve been let down, you’ve been outcast, others succeed at your expense, in these situations you have to remember that you have a choice in how you react.
Do you lash out and be aggressive against those who have done you harm? Do you undermine them and try to tarnish their reputation? No, you don’t. This will only make the situation that much more worse.
Take a seat back and relax for a second. Let the situation sink in. Then, and only then, are you allowed to even start to think about a reaction. By this time you would have realised that your reaction is your reaction, so the others that have done you harm don’t even need to enter into the equation. Focus on doing good for yourself, and those around you who matter.
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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