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It’s not always necessary to climb to the top

So we climbed Mt. Chokai today. And we climbed. And we climbed. But we didn’t get to the top. Part way up, my friend wasn’t feeling the greatest so we turned back. But it still feels like we climbed the whole mountain. We were at it for at least 6 hours, so I guess it counts right?

Although we didn’t make it to the top, there is still a feeling of satisfaction, and I think it comes from the true aim of climbing the mountain, well for me at least, and that was to be with my friend. Of course it would have been nice to get to the top, but it’s not always necessary.

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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