TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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Just one more push

When I was 16, during waterpolo training we did this challenge where we had to hold a 5kg bottle of water above our heads while doing eggbeater (to stay upright in the water) for as long as possible. I will always remember this as I was able to do it the longest.

There’s no way I’d be able to replicate this same feat now, but I still remember what I told myself to get through.

Just one more push. See if you can’t do one more.

And then it was a matter of repeating this until I truly was unable to continue and my body gave up.

During tough times this can be all we need to get through. In some circumstances, this can even be the difference between life and death. Are you able to push through one more?

This attitude takes you from having and reaching a goal, to building on it. So much so, you’ll be surprised at how much you can get done.

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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