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Why you need to make stuff: being a consumer v. a producer

Are you a producer or a consumer?

I find if you put more effort into producing things, the way you consume changes.

If you yourself start producing things you start to see things you otherwise wouldn’t. You start to wonder, why did I click on this video but not that one? Why does this writer evoke such emotion? How did they film that? Like you’re trying to uncover other people’s creativity.

When you are a producer, you become much more selective in your consumption. Your consumption has more purpose. The amount you consume lessens because you find yourself wanting to produce more, and when you do consume it’s because you want something to help you produce.

Producing makes you both a more conscious producer, but also a more conscious consumer. Give it a go if you aren’t already.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

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.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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