TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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You gotta have the resolve

In Japanese they have a term called Kakugo which according to my dictionary means a resolution or resolve. But I think the term Kakugo encompasses so much more. Kakugo is like a combination of self-belief and an intervention, but it can be for things that you haven’t done before, and more for things you are going to do.

Kakugo can be hard to get. You have to truly believe in what you’re about to do, and you have to believe that it’s important. Sometimes it helps to have an actual intervention, but when you don’t have that, you have to trick yourself into getting it, or having had it. Otherwise you’re like a wandering wolf with nowhere to go.

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.


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Tim.

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