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Life is a Precious Gift

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

 

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“Life is such a precious gift. But we tend to treat every day as though life is never going to end, like 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 be enough to make big changes in your life. All you have to do is think about all the New Year’s resolutions you’ve made in the past and you realize how good intentions alone aren’t sufficient to introduce changes. Making real and lasting changes requires that you make a commitment and take constructive action!
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 was before. 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.”
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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 know the exact amount of time left in our lives. The willingness to wait endlessly for “someday” causes us to waste precious time, and prevents us from taking action that could truly bring about the good we desire.”
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Finding Freedom and Happiness

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

 

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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 you’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!

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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

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SELF DISCOVERY MEANS LEARNING TO LIVE FREE

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

 

SELF DISCOVERY MEANS LEARNING TO LIVE FREE

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Self Discovery is not what you look like, it is inside of you

If your answer to the above 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 you 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.

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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 reaching our true self, the person we are born to be. On the other hand, positive attitudes, constructive action, 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.

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Do I want the next five years to be like the last five?

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within

 

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

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Maybe you’ve never asked this question 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 to just be alive, no matter what?

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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. So you need to ask another question right now. Do I want the next five years to be like the last five?

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You Are One of a Kind

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

 

CHAPTER 1

 FREEDOM!

THE GOAL OF SELF-DISCOVERY

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You Are One of a Kind

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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

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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.

When you know who you are, you experience yourself as unique, one of a kind. You have a special place and a special purpose in being here. No one 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.”

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GOAL!

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If you have tried before and failed try again!

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within

 “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.

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Keep on trying!

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.

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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.”

~ Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, PhD

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Joyful Work!

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within

 

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Joyful work!

“In Self 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.”

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Obstacles and mistakes are your friends and teachers

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

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The Silent Master

 “In my first book, Seven Steps to Inner Power, I present a foundation of principles that lead to the discovery of your Silent Master. But once you know about the Silent Master within, when you know who you are and what your potential is, there is one more vital step to take. Action! Inner knowledge brings freedom only when you put it into action. In this second book, I emphasize how to create your own path of Self Discovery so that your knowledge brings you freedom and love and joy.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.

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Hard work takes effort, but it brings great rewards

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 patient…watch,” he said.

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The patient transformation

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.”

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Freedom that makes life worth living, not avoiding, not hiding from, not faking!

Here is an excerpt from my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

 

INTRODUCTION

As part of my Jung SuWon teaching, I hold Self Discovery Weekends where people explore and express themselves through many different energizing activities. The purpose of these weekends is to give people an opportunity to open up, to love themselves in a more expansive way, and most importantly, to discover more of their true Self. Most of each weekend is spent outdoors in beautiful, remote areas of nature.

I remember that during of these one weekends, while everyone was seated in a circle after completing some breathing exercises, a large butterfly flew into the circle and alighted on my arm.

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This charming and fascinating visitor seemed to have a mission. I invited him to step on my hand, and he did so without making any gesture to leave. He stretched his beautiful wings and waved them gently at everyone who came close to look. Even when I stood up and moved around, he still didn’t fly away.

Like the butterfly, we had a mission as well. We were gathered together on this day for the purpose of true Self Discovery. It seemed as though this little visitor came to say, “Look at me if you want to know about self discovery.” Perhaps his mission was to remind us of the powerful symbol nature gives us when a lowly drab caterpillar transforms itself into a multicolored winged being. No longer bound to crawl upon the earth, an altogether different creature flies to the air in freedom!

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The transformation into a butterfly

But imagine if some terrible spell were to make the caterpillar forget his destiny, or forget who he really is. Imagine that the caterpillar never took steps to make the transformation possible. Imagine that he never ate the proper leaves, nor spun the cocoon. Perhaps he spent the rest of his life simply crawling around and avoiding his enemies finally dying of starvation or old age. What a loss this would be! We would only hope that something, somewhere, sometime would make the caterpillar remember his true identity and fulfill his true destiny.

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In the same way, you have the potential to transform a life that is drab, unhappy, limited, or without fulfillment into one that brings the freedom of a butterfly! I call this Self Discovery. But Self Discovery is really self rediscovery. You already possess a powerful, pure, and radiant consciousness, which I call the Silent Master. The rediscovery of this aspect of yourself can bring you the freedom that makes life worth living, not avoiding, not hiding from, not faking.”

  The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within

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My Second Book!

From my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

 

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Seven Steps to Inner Power

Up until this point, the daily posts were sequential excerpts from Seven Steps to Inner Power.  Yesterday was the last post, meaning I reached the end of the book!

I’ll be starting up tomorrow with my second book, The Silent Master.

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The Silent Master

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