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The driving force

They say that you should follow your heart, follow your interests, do what you love.

I wholeheartedly agree.

There is a driving force within us that pushes us onwards, a driving force that compels us to do something. This driving force comes from our souls, and to deny that would be tantamount to suicide.

However, I feel there is a disconnect between doing what you love and exclusively doing what you love.

While at the moment we may not be able to exclusively do what our souls are telling us, we can at least take steps so that we can, or we can at least make an effort to do it more often. Although ideal, we don’t have to exclusively do it.

That’s where the power lies, that’s the driving force, that’s what we should be doing.

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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timb008@gmail.com

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