Sunday, March 4, 2018

Learn to Live Free...

Self-Discovery means learning to live free. When you discover your true self, you feel the natural desires and aspirations that will guide you into a happy and fulfilling life. So ask yourself today, are you happy?

Sunday, January 14, 2018

How Did You Get Where You Are Now?

Self-discovery is delayed for many of us because we have preconceived images of ourselves that cause us to act in certain ways.  This self-image influences the choices we make about our physical appearance, our career choices, the people we associate with, and the environment in which we choose to live.  All these choices, plus many others, work together to produce our self-concept.  For instance, people who believe they are ugly and not smart will end to dress sloppily, walk around with a slouched posture, and choose a job that doesn't require much thinking or education.  Their self-concept of being no good will not allow them to be open to better opportunities. 

by Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim.

What is your self-concept about yourself?  Do you believe in yourself and your abilities?  Sit down and think about your strengths and weaknesses.  Do you need to improve your self-image?  How?

Thought from a JungSuWon Instructor - Scott Salton

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Self Discovery Means Learning to Live Free (4)

Unfortunately, we tend to get comfortable with our fears and limitations.  Think about those times when your eyes adjusted to a semi-dark room.  You thought you could see well enough in the darkness.  But when the light went on, you suddenly realized how dark it had been.  And didn't the light also hurt?  It was uncomfortable to adjust to the new light.  In the same way, we can get so used to the darkness of our fears, and so comfortable, that we come to prefer the darkness of fear over the light of our true self and true happiness.  Then we may find ourselves drifting from day to day with an attitude that says, "Maybe tomorrow - or maybe someday - my life will work out."

But our time on this earth is eventually going to end.  We don't have an unlimited amount of time to simply wait for "someday" to come along.  In fact, none of us knows the exact amount of time left in our lives.  the willingness to wait endlessly for someday cause us to waste precious time and prevents us from taking action that could truly bring about the good we desire.

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim
Tae Yun Kim - Silent Master - Awaken the Power Within
Tae Yun Kim - Thoughts from a Jung SuWon Instructor

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
Twitter - @tykcando

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
Twitter - @tykcando
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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
Twitter - #tykcando