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Moderation is for losers

In the corner of the table of any Japanese kitchen, more likely near a tv, you will find a pile of snacks.

For someone who has grown up with them, they are a great lesson of self control. For someone who hasn’t, they are a reminder that you need self control.

For me especially, I find it hard to control myself when the temptation to snack is right there. I have to have a zero or nothing policy, or else the floodgates open.

Which is why if I had my way, they wouldn’t be there in the first place, they’d be back in the supermarket, but I can’t manage to convince my wife otherwise.

So, I have to thank my wife for putting that temptation in the lounge of all places! It’s a reminder that moderation is for losers. And what I mean by that, is that it makes it harder!

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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