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Keep Your Whole Being in Balance

Here is an excerpt from my book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER, where I discuss keeping your whole being in balance:

Another way our body and mind can become divided in our everyday life is that we get out of balance by focusing on only one or the other element of this dynamic partnership.  Some people, for instance, spend a lot of time and energy going to the gym or running up mountains, constantly pushing their bodies to do more and more.  They are in great physical shape, but they have neglected their inner world.  They can’t express their emotions and they don’t have satisfying relationships.  Inside, they may be lonely and empty.  To take it to an extreme, sometimes people get so fixated on the condition of their bodies that that becomes their god.  Exercising is not good enough, and they may decide to take steroids, which can have unhealthy consequences.

Other people may focus on developing their mind or their spirituality, but they don’t take care of their body.  You hear them say, “I’m meditating and I’m doing all this inner work,” but they never exercise their physical body.  So the condition of their body lags behind and they are surprised when they develop all kinds of physical problems.  “I’m doing all this spiritual work,” they complain.  “Why am I so stressed out and sick?  How come I have this painful back problem or neck pain?”

It’s never healthy to focus on one aspect of your being and forget about the others.  Your whole being wants to be in balance, like the yin and yang forces of nature.  Many times, you can accomplish this with just a little adjustment.  For example, the person who wants to meditate but says they don’t have time to exercise can create some balance by walking as they silently meditate and finding ways to stretch and flex their body as they stop along the way.  They can stretch their calf against a tree trunk or see how far they can stretch their arm to pick a flower or piece of fruit.

The issue many of us face today is that our twenty-first century lifestyle requires us to spend a lot of time sitting behind a desk or traveling in a car.  But our bodies are naturally made to be in motion, not sitting still.  To get the balance we need, we have to be disciplined in making time every hour or so to have some fun moving – moving our legs, our shoulders, our arms, our hands.  You were meant to be moving and walking, and your body will be healthier for it.

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Check out some of these recent articles published in Psychology Today and InspireNation.

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2018 American Business Award

What an amazing honor it was for me to receive the 2018 Gold Stevie Award from the American Business Awards!

It was a gorgeous gala ceremony attended by 500+ guests at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. 

The awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program.  All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.  Dr. Tae Yun Kim was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement under the Management category for Business Products Industries.

Commented one of the judges, “Amazing story of an ultra-driven successful business person.”   

Dr. Kim is a pioneer for business women. Her struggles and perseverance are inspiring,” said another.   

Said a third, “Dr. Tae Yun Kim, the world needs your passion and dedication to making the world a better place – incredible!”

More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the two-month judging process to select this year’s winners.

“The nominations submitted for the 2018 awards were outstanding.  The competition was intense, and those recognized as winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the American Business Awards.

I want to truly thank the Lord God for this amazing opportunity, the American Business Awards, and to my entire team!  I want you to know that you are the champion in your life!  No one can eat for you, no one can sleep for you, no one can go wee-wee for you.  Your thoughts create your reality!

May God Bless you & I love you!

He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me! 

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Be Determined

Here is an excerpt from my book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER, where I discuss determination:

Once you articulate your goal in specific terms, be consistent in your determination to achieve it.  Here’s the thing about determination: it works only when you put it to work.  Let’s say you paid a tailor one thousand dollars in advance to produce evening clothes to wear to a special event.  This event will never happen again, and the clothes are designed for this one evening.  Will you go to pick up your new clothes even if it’s raining heavily?  Yes.  Will you go if you’re angry about getting a late start because the stew boiled over in your kitchen?  Yes.  Will you go if you find one of the streets on the way is blocked by construction?  Yes – you’ll take a detour.  Will you continue even if the freeway traffic is totally stopped and you have to sit for two hours?  Yes.  What will you do when you arrive at the tailor’s shop right after he has hung up his “closed” sign?  You’ll bang on the door until he lets you in.

When you’re looking for a new job or considering another major step in your life, do you have the same determination?  Where does all this determination go after a few rejections?  Where does it go when, after more failures than you expected, you feel afraid and dejected?  Are your new clothes really so much more deserving of your determination than you are?

When we get discouraged, we can make all sorts of excuses.  Don’t allow that to be the case for you.  People who don’t have arms but really want to paint learn how to paint with a brush in their mouth or they use their feet.  They don’t let the fact that they don’t have arms stop them.  No matter what, they find a way.  People who have no legs still run and ski, don’t they?  They use prosthetics.  No one can stop them from doing what they love.  Now think about what you may have used as an excuse not to follow through on your dreams.  You may have even called it an obstacle.  But is it really an obstacle – or an excuse?

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Claim Your Time for Self-Reflection

Here is an excerpt from my book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER, where I discuss claiming your time for self-reflection:

We’re not always aware of the emotional patterns underlying the nagging issues in our lives.  One way to discover a pattern before it turns into a crisis is to take an honest look at what your life looks like.  What do your relationships and your environment look like?  Do you see lack of space, confinement, disagreement, lack of unity, failure, repeating patterns of conflict?  Be willing to acknowledge that there may be a connection between the pictures you see and your fears, your weaknesses, and your expectations.  Be willing to become aware of your fears.  An emotional pattern like fear of success or fear of the unknown will go on creating one picture of failure after another until it is corrected.

You can always seek professional help to aid you in identifying and changing mental or emotional patterns.  Your Silent Master is ready to help you as well.  When you need an answer to a problem that is beyond your immediate knowing, turn to your Silent Master for guidance.  Your real self knows the patterns you are holding that are obstructing and limiting you.  When your mind is clear, you can hear your real self speak to you – sometimes directly, sometimes through intuitions, inspirations, or thoughts.  The practices of visualization and meditation that I’ll cover in this chapter as well as in chapter thirteen can help you connect with this voice of wisdom within you.

Making time for self-reflection is essential in our busy twenty-first century.  If anything, the demands on us are greater today than ever before.  When we get so busy, the important work of self-reflection and communion with our Silent Master can get left behind.  But as a warrior on the path to inner power, you know that you are in control of your time.  An effective way to make time for this important inner work is to start booking appointments with yourself.

 

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