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キウイ

Mountains of change

One thing the mountains have taught me is to actively seek out change, and to not get so caught up when change happens, to embrace it.

Constantly seeking safety in the familiar I think this is a trap. It’s great to go back to what you know, but you also need to try different things. This is not just for the sake of it, but because unpredictable things do happen, and you need to be able to deal with them emotionally when they do.

If you have experience trying different things, this helps you more easily adapt and accept the new new.

Mountains by their nature are unpredictable locations. You always need to be prepared for the unpredictable, and even then the unpredictable can happen. So it helps to not only give you the chance to prepare for the unpredictable, but to also practice dealing with it when it inevitably does happen.

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.


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Tim.

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