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Less than ideal, a chance to prove yourself

Michael Phelps once swam and won an Olympic race without goggles after they fell off at the start. As a swimmer and former waterpolo player, I’m familiar with the pain of opening your eyes underwater. It’s not nice at all. With waterpolo you can sort of get used to it, because you don’t have to do it too often, but swimming a whole race? No thanks.

You can do all the conditioning training you want. Swimming in clothes, swimming with a weighted belt, swimming without goggles. But the unpredictable does happen.

That’s why it’s called the unpredictable.

So when conditions become less than ideal, what do you do?

Easy.

Buck it up. Accept it. Go ahead in spite of the conditions. Show them what you’re made of. But more importantly, show yourself what you’re made of.

Less than ideal, a chance to prove yourself.

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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