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Realising and addressing our weaknesses

It takes guts to be able to critique yourself fairly and honestly. Sometimes we don’t realise our weaknesses, and sometimes we purposely stop ourselves from realising them too. We all know that we have our weaknesses, and every time we put something out into the world is a chance to address them.

Some of the wisest and most successful people I know are very critical about their creative endeavours, analysing things to the smallest detail. These two things are not mutually exclusive.

That’s why we need to come back day after day, and it’s why we need to look at ourselves sternly as well. If we aren’t doing anything to address our weaknesses, what are we?

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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