The opportunity to learn
We all have to do things we don’t enjoy, to meet people we may not like, or to try something we know we won’t enjoy every once in a while. But if you go into the experience thinking it’s going to be all bad, then you’re missing some prime opportunities for growth.
No matter the situation, or your opinions on it, there’s always something you can learn. There’s always going to be something unfavourable about any given situation, but your job isn’t to focus on that, rather it’s to focus on what you can gain from it. Do so and everything starts to look like the opportunity to learn that it already was.
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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