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

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