By writing, you hold your thoughts accountable. Putting them down onto the page, or screen in my case, puts them out into the world, and putting anything out into the world means putting them up for scrutiny.
This means you have to have a strong argument, otherwise it will be ripped apart.
Sometimes I put things on the page, read them, and only then do I realize the fault in my thoughts.
Writing things, then, is one way in which you can improve your ability to form an argument, because by practicing writing, you practice the mental gymnastics ideas go through, and this further filters or strengthens your arguments before they are actually put on a page, or before they come out of your mouth.
Writing holds you accountable, but also makes your ideas more reliable.
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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