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The power in the subtle

Subtle is smooth, smooth is good.

It takes a lot more effort to be subtle. Every move you make is scrutinized, and you either have to focus entirely on the subtlety, or let your mind go completely and let your body take over. Practice enough and it becomes second nature.

Small sharp movements can have huge repercussions, so subtlety is king. But we can’t be so subtle that we don’t move. It’s about finding that balance of still moving, but almost doing it by stealth.

There’s no need to be showy. Just turn up every day and with subtle movements that build up over time before long you will find what you were after all along.

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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