The Litmus Test


If you were to repeat any given day for perpetuity, would it be sustainable?

Every once in a while you should ask yourself this, because every once in a while you may find the answer is no. A no means you need to proactively make changes so that these days don’t repeat.

Easier said than done, important nonetheless.

Tim Bunting ( @kiwiyamabushi) is a self-professed Dewa Sanzan nerd from New Zealand who became an official Dewa Sanzan Yamabushi in 2017.

He is currently helping develop the Dewa Sanzan into a global retreat centre among other jobs. Check out or for more on this wonderful area of Japan, or email him.

Originally published at on December 1, 2020.



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