Understanding and experiencing things for yourself
When you receive information in the language it was originally made in, you gain a better understanding for yourself. When things have been translated or otherwise interpreted already, there is an added layer that means you lose the chance to learn things for yourself. That’s why learning a second language is so beneficial, so you can learn things first hand, but this isn’t limited to language learning.
The same can be said for experiences.
When you experience something first hand, rather than as an account of someone who does, the experience changes completely. The experience becomes the experience, and that is the only way to gain a proper understanding.
So when people haven’t experienced what you have, you need to give them a break. You need to understand that they do not understand, and that they may not even need to understand, but that that is perfectly fine.
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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