When you feel the happiest, what are you doing?
Do you ever ask yourself this question? I think it’s a good one. Can you answer it straight away? I can give a myriad of answers but today I felt a form of happiness that I hadn’t felt for a while and it came about through video editing of all things.
I’m not sure if it was the act of editing video, or of creating resources for learning English, because I have had the same feeling from this before. But for whatever reason, it felt good, even though I know the video quality isn’t there. Perhaps it was just the creating part?
I was at a Zen conference in September when the CEO of a huge gaming company in Japan was giving a speech. He said that people feel the happiest when they’re able to express themselves creatively, and that’s the gift he was giving through his games. I think there is some truth in that. And that’s why even if I have to force myself, I try to be creative every day. And I think you should too.
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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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