Uketamo: the power over your mind
“You have power over your mind — not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength.”Marcus Aurelius
You have control over how you think about things. You can choose to think of something as bad, and equally you can choose to think of it as good. The choice is up to you. But when it comes to Uketamo, the choice is to accept things for what they are.
Accepting things for what they are makes it easier to separate your thoughts from outside events, and makes it easier to move on. Therein lies the strength.
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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