山伏

キウイ

Take another look

This morning I woke up and as I sat on the toilet I looked out the window to see what the weather was up to. Great, another cloudy day, just like yesterday. But then, my gaze moved towards the mirror, where the same window was showing the complete opposite: blue sky.

I feel we have to search for the positive in every moment. It’s a struggle to do so, but the opposite is even more of a struggle. The negative always seems to find its way in. But mitigating the negative could be as simple as looking out the window from another angle. I suggest you try it.

(On a related note) I just went out for a run. Usually, if it’s cloudy, I can’t see Mt. Gassan nor Mt. Chokai. Today, Mt. Gassan was nowhere in sight, but Mt. Chokai certainly wanted to say hello. Long story short, my run turned into another photography session.

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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