山伏

Mt. Chokai

キウイ

Setting up the conditions to Uketamo

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. When we teach, we aren’t teaching. We’re setting up what we believe are the ultimate conditions for students to be able to learn. Whether they do learn or not is entirely up to them.

Uketamo is the same. Uketamo is about establishing the conditions needed to be able to take things as they come, Uketamo, and move on.

With Uketamo comes more uketamo. If you practice Uketamo with the small things, it helps you Uketamo when the big things happen, meaning you can more easily get on with your life.

I have personally found this to be the case. Whereas often things might unsettle me, I find that I am more easily able to accept them and move on than in the past. I put this down to being able to Uketamo the small things.

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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