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I didn’t ask for this: Uketamo and go

‘I didn’t ask for this.’

As if that’s a good excuse to shirk responsibility.

This is Uketamo by stealth. You may not have had an implicit intention for this outcome, but an explicit intention is enough to warrant an unwanted reality.

‘This isn’t what I signed up for.’

It is. Just not implicitly.

My advice? Embrace it. Enjoy it. Have fun with it. It may not be what you originally intended, but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. Just don’t deny that you did actually sign up for it, implicitly or not.

Best to Uketamo and go with it.

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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