Slow cars in front
Slow cars in front of you are doing you a favour. Sure they can be a bit annoying when you’re trying to get somewhere, but they’ll only be in front of you for so long, and they help keep you in check.
This is easier to say in Japan where the speed limits are ridiculously slow, so if a car in front of you is going really slowly that might be a legitimate cause for concern, but I often think this when cars are going the actual limit. They aren’t doing anything wrong, it’s the speed limit that needs changing.
Either way, the metaphor sticks. These things can be seen as a way to pace yourself, to not get too far ahead of yourself, to stay grounded, and the stay steadily on course.
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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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