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Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi at Yamadera in Yamagata Prefecture


Working remotely

Opportunities to work in new ways. Opportunities to connect in new ways. Opportunities to empower in new ways. Opportunities to improve the lives of others in new ways.

Remote work. This is the perfect chance to reflect on work at all. Why are you doing what you’re doing? Who do you seek to serve? And importantly, what opportunities does remote work give you? Of course there are disadvantages, but we must remember this situation also breeds opportunity.

Seth Godin made a very succinct podcast episode about the practical considerations for our transition to remote work, noting that the pandemic had sped teleworking up by about 3-5 years (and by a couple of decades in Japan’s case -my words).

I love Seth’s work because he is so easily able to articulate ideas in understandable bites. One underlying theme I find is his questioning of why we even do the things we do. Why is there an education system? (See his famous talk ‘Stop Stealing Dreams’), and likewise, why even work?

The premise of why we should work is to create a better world ‘make things better by making better things’. Let’s give this remote work thing a good run for its money, and make things better!

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi


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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