White around the edges
Today I went for a hike with a friend of mine who is more of a recent Yamabushi. The difference in our tabi (Yamabushi split-toed shoes) was stark. My shoes are covered in mud and scratches, his, while still worn, are still rather white around the edges.
At least they were.
Now that we’ve climbed the mountains, both of us have dirty shoes.
It doesn’t matter where you start. What matters is that you do it.
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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