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Tailwinds and headwinds

I used to bike 10k one way to get to and from work. When I left in the morning, there was always a headwind, and by the time I came back in the afternoon, the wind had changed, and there was another headwind. On the off chance that there was a tailwind, I was very fast, it took less than 20 minutes sometimes.

When you get them, tailwinds are a godsend. On the surface at least. It’s when you have to turn around and you have a headwind that things get tough. Learning how to make the most of both is an important life lesson.

When you have a tailwind, bear in mind that a headwind will come, and use that as motivation to push hard while the going gets good. When you have a headwind, bear in mind that a tailwind will come, and that you just have to push through it until then.

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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