Mountains and valleys
Shit happens. Just let it go, no matter how hard it is. That’s the sort of philosophy I’ve kind of naturally developed from everything that’s happened to me so far. The problem is, you can’t just say that to people if they’re going through a tough time. What you can say, honestly, is that it does get easier. Because from my experience, that much is true. Mountains and valleys, really. You gotta climb the mountains to enjoy the view at the top. When you go back down, the valley is where you gain your strength back to climb the mountain again. Such is life.
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.
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