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Perfection at all costs

Imagine what a sad place the world would be if we were only allowed to release the perfect into it. It’s easy to say if that were the case, we’d never get anything done.

Think about it in terms of learning a second language. That aim for perfection would be debilitating, besides the fact that it depends on whose idea of perfection we’re talking about.

I think this is actually a big reason why Japanese people don’t advance as much in English as the amount of effort they put into it would have you believe. Judged on their record, it’s clear why perfection at all costs is a recipe for disaster. Best to aim for perfect enough.

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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