TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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Slow is how you go

Slow is steady, steady is fast, so the FBI saying goes.

One of my favourite things to do in pool is to hit the cue ball ever so slightly but just enough that the ball rolls into the pocket. There’s something to be said for a steady hand, and it’s the same for swimming and camera work too.

For swimming, take things one stroke at a time. Focus on getting the most out of your current stroke. Not the next one, and not the one after that. For swimming, it may look like your legs are kicking fast, but your kicking is designed to keep your core up and to get the most out of your stroke. How do you do that efficiently? Slow and steady.

For photography, well mainly videography, most of the time you want just slight movement. A slowly moving drone shot over a field, a slowly curving shot of a building, slow slow slow. No need to rush things.

Slow, but steady. Therein lies the challenge. But therein lies the answer as well.

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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