We still have a choice
Shit happens. A lot. But how you let that shit affect you, well, you have a choice about that. You can let it get you down, or, you can use it to your advantage.
I used to get jealous of other people for not having had the same harsh experiences as me. Now, I use it to my advantage. Through these experiences I have learned some things that other people will never learn, like the sheer fragility of life, and that motivates me to live everyday as fulfilling as I can.
Because I have a choice. I can let the reality get me down, or I can use it to my advantage. But in the end, the choice is obvious. Letting things get you down is never an option.
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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