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Sustainability is a ‘do’ a path or way

There are so many areas in which we can be more sustainable but are choosing not to. One thing is obviously choice of car, but I was very happy to see that the top 10 cars in NZ were electric (I think it’s a list curated by some sort of judges or something, so not sales).

I can’t believe how long it took me to realise this, but like Kendo, Judo, and Aikido, Sustainability is a ‘do’, a path or way. Do, 道, is an ongoing thing. There is no end, and it’s about turning up day after day and doing your best to try and master it.

Sustainability fits that bill. No one is expecting people to stop unsustainable practices overnight, but they are expecting you to stop sometime, they are expecting you to at least make an effort. No one is expecting you to be perfect, but when it comes to something like sustainability, it’s worth trying, no?

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.


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Tim.

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