No matter what is thrown at you: A yamabushi tip on following through with your goals
When the dates are set for yamabushi training, the dates are set. You’re going to be doing training on those dates. I’ve been through both typhoons and days with zero clouds in the sky on Gassan. We have no real way of predicting what side of Gassan we’ll see before we enter training.
But it really doesn’t matter.
When you resolve to start a new habit, or change a few things, you have to resolve to do it no matter what is thrown at you. It’s no good choosing the days you go out for a run, because those days may become fewer and far between when winter rolls around. Likewise, you need to have some sort of plan for what to do if you get invited to a BBQ on a day that isn’t your cheat day.
It’s never easy. If it were easy, you wouldn’t have resolved to do it in the first place. But if you put it in your mind that you will do it no matter what is thrown at you, when things inevitably are thrown at you, it’s much easier to persevere, and get through.
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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