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No matter how dark it gets

The other night during training we were walking in pitch black, and I only had the faint sight of the legs in front of me to guide me. I knew that if I followed those legs I would be ok, just like you follow the footsteps in snow.

But the thing is, the person at the front doesn’t have that luxury, the person at the front has to make their own path no matter how dark it is. You can use a stick or something to check the safety, but that can only get you so far. To truly get to where you’re going to, you need to take the steps to get there, no matter how dark it gets.

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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