Monday, March 6, 2017

Self-Discovery Means Learning to Live Free (3)

Some aspects of life are unavoidable.  You didn't choose the family or the environment into which you were born, for example.  You didn't choose many of the abuses, conflicts, or crises that may have occurred over the years.  And you will inevitably experience sickness in some form, old age, and death.  But you don't have to regard these things as excuses for continuing unhappiness and failure.  Instead, you can decide that right now you will produce change in your life and that you will live your life as fully as you can, with as much love and happiness as you can.

Life is a precious gift.  But we tend to treat everyday as though life is never going to end, as though we have an unlimited amount of time to find the happiness we want.  As a result, instead of challenging our fears right now, we go on day after day, year after year, making excuses for our failure to accomplish our true desires.  Good intentions don't seem to accomplish our true desires.  Good intentions don't seem to be enough to make big changes in your life.  Thank about all the New Year's resolutions you've made in the past, and you realize that good intentions alone aren't sufficient to introduce changes.  Making real and lasting change requires that you make a commitment and take constructive action.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim
from Silent Master - Awakening the Power Within
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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Self-Discovery Means Learning to Live Free (2)

 Our thoughts and feelings are pure energy.  Whatever we think about consciously and subconsciously manifests in our daily life in one form or another.  This means that all the negative thoughts, self-limitations, and doubts we have about ourselves will hold us back from realizing our true self, the person we were born to be.  On the other hand, positive attitudes, constructive actions, and the pure thoughts and feelings we have will create a very different life of peace and freedom.  So, on the journey of discovering your true self, one of the most important tools you'll take with you is your attitude.

   The true goal of self-discovery is to find freedom and happiness.  If you are not happy right now, if you do not have the freedom you desire, it's only because your're not aware of the power within you to joyfully fulfill your meaningful goals and true desires.  Freedom means you don't have to be a victim of your environment.  Whatever the circumstances you are born into, or whatever circumstances develop around you as you go through life, freedom means you use your power to take charge of your life and direct your path.  And yes, you do have the power!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim,
from Silent Master - Awakening the Power Within
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Self-Discovery Means Learning to Live Free

If your answer to that question is no, then you are ready to begin a journey of self-discovery.  the feeling of "faking it" or "missing it" comes from not knowing who your really are.  When you discover your true self, you feel the natural desires and aspirations that will guide you into a happy and fulfilling life.  You come to know a peace and joy that lives with you no matter what your material circumstances are.

By Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim
Silent Master - Awakening the Power Within - p3
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Freedom is your birthright! (continued)

Who Are You?  

   Ask yourself these questions:  Have the past 5 years of your life brought you what you want in life?Were you focused on a goal and going somewhere special?  Or were you just drifting, only to find out today, 5 years later, that your time was mostly wasted?

   Maybe you've never asked these questions before, so you might reply without thinking, "I guess I have what I want."  Or, maybe you know right now your answer is, "Are you kidding?  No way!"  Think about it and ask yourself now.  Are you really excited about getting up every morning?  do you have a career that fulfills you?  Do you have love in your life?   do you have a warm and peaceful feeling inside that makes you glad just to be live, no matter what?

   Or do you have a vague feeling that you're somehow "faking it" in your life, as though you've never really known who you are, or all you can do, or why you're here?  Do you have a feeling that you've missed really living your life, that you're just doing what you can to survive?

   When you have your answer, here's something else to keep in mind:  the next five years will be just the same - unless you make a change.  So you need to ask another question right now:  Do I want the next five years to be like the last five?

By Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim
Silent Master - Awakening the Power Within - page 2
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Sunday, February 21, 2016

You have a special place in the Universe

When you know who you are, you experience yourself as unique, as one-of-a-kind.  You have a special lace and a special purpose in being here.  No on can take your place in life or in the universe. When you know who you really are, you become free because you realize you can be in charge of your life.  You learn to use the natural power within you to realize your true desires, to set meaningful goals for yourself, and to fulfill them successfully.

by Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim
Page 2

Sunday, September 23, 2012

CH1: Freedom- The Goal of Self Discovery


The Goal of Self-Discovery

Silent Master Image I
You Are One of A Kind 
Your Silent Master is your Real Self, your original Self.  It expresses Itself through your thinking, through true Ideas and Thoughts in your mind.  It is your eternal Selfhood that exists apart from your brain (which is a sensory processor only) and the personality traits imposed on you from your environment.

Freedom Is Your Birthright

     You were born to be free!  Just as nature is full of wildlife that is born in freedom, you, too, are meant to live free.  You are a part of nature, too.  And there is no greater freedom than to be the master of your own destiny.  There is no greater happiness than to be who you are in truth--not a copy or an imitation of someone else, but rather your own original self.  

Silent Master (page 2)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Introduction - continued

Something else comes with this territory:  Work!  Self-discovery, taking action, staying on your path until your reach your goal, takes work.  There's no way around it.   Work takes effort!  I can tell you honestly I haven't yet met anyone seeking true self-discovery who didn't have obstacles to overcome.  But obstacles and mistakes are your friends and teachers.  They come to you in exactly the strength you need to build equal strength for overcoming them.  

     I had to learn this lesson of the butterfly the hard way when I was a young girl studying with my Master in Korea.  For many weeks I had been watching a cocoon, waiting for the butterfly to emerge.  It was hard to believe that there was any kind of life in there, and I even wondered if maybe the cocoon was dead.  My master assured me much was happening that I couldn't see.  "Learn to be," he said.
     One day I thought I saw the tiniest of movements.  Putting my ear up to the cocoon, I was startled and thrilled to hear the small scratching sounds of the butterfly within.  After so much waiting, it was happening!  Finally I was going to see a butterfly emerge.  But it seemed to be taking forever.  Although I waited for many hours, it still didn't seem able to break out of its cocoon.  I decided that it must be having trouble and that I'd better help it.  Very carefully I peeled away the outer layer of the cocoon to set the butterfly free.  The butterfly did step out, but, it couldn't fly!  It was just able to walk and flutter.  When I called to my master for help, he saw at once what I had done without me telling him.  I had interfered with the butterfly's process.  The effort--the work--to break out of the cocoon was a necessary part of the butterfly's transformation.  In my ignorance, I took away the work necessary to prepare for a life of flying.
     Inself-discovery, work is a joyful process!  Yes, it involves effort, and it involves changing yourself.  It may involve doing "scary" things for the first time, and it involves some sacrifice.  But the word sacrifice comes from a root that means "to make holy."  Sacrifice is not real loss.  In discovering your true self, you will never lose anything you need, and you will gain only what makes you more pure and more free!
      Your work is uniquely yours.  No one can do your work or your living for you--no one can know your truth.  Even the blade of grass must move the earth by itself.  But the single little blade does move the earth!  The truth is, all your struggles, all your obstacles, all your mistakes, are destined to end in victory, not defeat.  The powerful presence within you--your Silent Master--is the force of Love.  And this Love desires above all to bring you to your highest potential.  Love brings you every situation, every obstacle, and every lesson that you need to create your greatest growth.
     My own life certainly has not been free of obstacles.  To reach my goal of becoming a Grandmaster, I had to overcome the hardships of war and many centuries of limiting prejudice towards women living in the Orient. 
     Today, and every day, I still have many problems to overcome in continuing my work to train others in the art of Jung SuWon.  One purpose of this book is to share with you the action steps that have helped me win my goals.  I have never regarded defeat as an acceptable alternative.  If defeat has any purpose, it is only to act as a guidepost, as feedback, while you keep moving toward your goal.
     If you have tried before--and failed--try again!  In this book I will be asking you to try it my way.  I can only tell you that my principles have worked for me and worked for my students.  If you are willing to take action, they will work for you too. I have included many action steps in this book to help you create your own path.  Keep a pencil handy as you read, and give some of these exercises a chance.  You can always go back to your way.
     Remember that you are not alone.  Like the single blade of grass, you are one with the Life Force of the universe, and you have the power and ability to fulfill your dreams.  My greatest wish is to help you discover the true Love within you, and show you how to use It in creating a life of fulfillment, peace, and joy.