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Process and Progress: The uncomfortable becomes comfortable

Practice something long enough and you get good at it, or at least you should if you’re practicing correctly. I’ve been practicing yoga on and off for a few years now, but I’ve managed to keep up lessons for nearly a year and I’m finally starting to see true results. My arms and shoulders were already extremely flexible from being a swimmer, but I had the tightest hips imaginable. My hips are now not as tight, and I can comfortably touch my feet while leaning over, which I never used to be able to do.

Which is to say, you have to trust the process. You have to trust that a little progress every day truly does lead to results. You need faith in yourself not only that you can get there, but that you can also show up and put in the work. Do that, and before long, the uncomfortable does become the comfortable.

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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