Let them be offended. If someone doesn’t like what you’re doing does it matter? Some people are easily offended. Well, I would argue everyone is easily offended by something. The thing is we all think differently we all have different opinions and different thoughts on the same things.
For millennia, humans have lived in communities, and in the past being ostracized was the same as being dead.
That’s why we are so afraid to offend people.
It takes real balls to stand up or to lead. When you do try to lead there’s always going to be someone who is offended in someway there’s nothing you can do about that. Don’t worry about it.
Just do what you feel is right even if it means you offend someone. In fact if if you aren’t offending someone you’re probably doing it wrong.
Even your mother will have some reservations against whatever you do so just ignore it and do what you feel is right.
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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.
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