Proactive and reactive
Proactive means control. Reactive means leaving things up to chance. As much as possible, do what you can to have proactive control over your life.
Reactive puts you on the back foot. Reactive only leads to regret. Regret that you didn’t do something when you could have.
Proactive can at times lead to regret, but you have the knowledge that you took what you thought was the best course of action at the time. Proactive gives you more control over what goes on.
Your response to feelings can also be reactive or proactive. You can wait until you experience something to prepare for it mentally, or you can be proactive and try to practice calming your mind under stress. Proactive gives you a better chance of getting through unscathed.
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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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