TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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You’re only fooling yourself

I don’t buy sweets at the supermarket for the same reason I don’t have social media apps on my phone; I know I’m going to indulge when I know it’s not good for me. Now instead of doomscrolling through my feeds, I instead spend time either writing, or without my phone.

In all honesty, there are still some things I can’t help, for example checking the news or my blog stats. These are inherent parts of having the writing apps. However, they’re also largely inconsequential, so I don’t think I look at them that much (I could be wrong).

It’s about tricking yourself into choosing better alternatives. Alternatives that progress things rather than leaving you feeling empty. After a while the hope is that these alternatives become the norm.

You just have to make sure the alternatives are indeed better for you. Otherwise, you’re only fooling yourself.

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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