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Let Go of Criticism and Judgment

Here is an excerpt from my book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER.  As you read through this, think about times when you may have felt critical of others or yourself.  Did holding those feelings help the situation?   As you become aware of the energy and emotions you want to cleanse from your world, take care not to get caught up criticizing yourself for the trait you want to eliminate.  Please don’t get down on yourself for having doubts or being impatient or angry.  The fact that you are noticing these tendencies means that you are doing something – you are engaged in your life.  As I said earlier, look at these weaknesses clinically. When you are driving down a dusty road on a hot day and your car becomes coated in dust, you don’t label it as right or wrong.  You accept that this is something that just happens, and you make a mental note to get the car washed the next time you are in town.  When you’re in a car and it starts raining, you notice that your windshield is getting wet and then you turn on your windshield wipers so you can drive safely.  You don’t curse the rain and say, “Why is this stupid water getting on my windshield and all over my car?” It doesn’t really matter how you feel about the rain.  Maybe you have been experiencing a severe drought where you live and so you welcome the downpour, or maybe you’ve had drenching floods lately and you don’t want to see another drop of rain.  Regardless of how you feel, you have to deal with what’s happening at the moment.  Getting frustrated and bringing in emotions doesn’t help.  In order to move forward, you have to stay in balance, be positive, and take appropriate action. Life is a journey, and in the same way that you experience rough weather at times, so you’ll experience fear or doubt or jealousy.  That’s okay.  See these attitudes for what they are and, because you know they are holding you back, set about replacing them with confidence in yourself, gratitude for what you have, and excitement to be alive with a new day of opportunity before you. Visit me online at my school, Jung SuWon or on Vimeo Enjoy some of these recent articles published in Psychology TodayInspireNation and Parabola
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Awakening to the Powerful Presence Within

Here is an excerpt from my book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER.  As you read through this, think about times when you may have felt your Silent Master. Waiting quietly within you is a presence, a force, a state of consciousness that gives you the power to harmonize and change discordant situations, the power to create and to achieve goals.  It gives you the power to experience peace and joy regardless of the circumstances around you – the power to be who you really are.  In Jung SuWon, we refer to this presence within as the Silent Master or Silent Master Consciousness. When you tap into the consciousness of the Silent Master within, you begin to take control of your life.  You may have been drifting through life before; now you are driving through life and toward your goals.  You experience a new sense of freedom, creativity, purpose, and peace of mind.  You find yourself glad to be alive every day for the sheer pleasure of experiencing life – of experiencing yourself. The keys from the art of Jung SuWon that you’ll explore here will help you awaken to this powerful presence within and empower you to recognize and express the qualities of your Silent Master in your daily life.  As you open to your true potential in this way, you’ll discover more of your beauty, your strength, and your courage. At the core of the philosophy I teach are six truths about your Silent Master.  I call them “Silent Master images” and you’ll understand why when you read the section on visualization, or, as I call it, “future memory.”  In essence, these images describe who you truly are and the awesome power you have within you now to shape your life.  As you move through this book, you’ll learn much more about these foundational concepts and how to put them into action in your life.  Here I’ll simply touch on these truths to give you a brief introduction to them.  For now, think of each one as a seed-thought designed to blossom into a practical understanding of your true being and power as you contemplate “Who am I?”  Give yourself complete freedom and permission to fall in love with who you are and you are becoming. Visit me online at my school, Jung SuWon or on Vimeo Enjoy some of these recent articles published in Psychology TodayInspireNation and Parabola
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Hold in Mind Images That Support Your Goals

Here is an excerpt from my book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER.  As you read this, think about a goal or something you want to overcome.  Do your images and thoughts support what you want to accomplish?   You learned in the last chapter that it is important be responsible when forming your quality purpose and determination, the fourth principle of mental conduct.  Visualization is the first step in bringing forth your quality purpose, and you must exercise responsibility in what you imagine.  The mental images you form must absolutely support what you want to create, and you should visualize them with as much detail and clarity as possible.  If you give equal time to images contrary to your objective, it would be like trying to dig a hole and fill it at the same time – you’ll make no progress. Unfortunately, when we have idle time, many of us have a habit of running all sorts of negative pictures through our minds.  Knowing that your thinking will take form in one way or the other, you can see that if you hold in mind an image that stems from fear, for instance, you are energizing what you fear.  You are letting your fear put you in a prison of your own making.  Knowing also that visualization is a powerful part of the creative process, you can use this wonderful tool to lend positive momentum to achieving your goals.  Allow your mind to dwell only on those images that support you and others, and see how quickly things change.  And again, when negative thoughts and emotions arise, let them flow away from you as quickly as they come. Keep in mind, too, that if your ideas are different from what everyone else around you seems to be thinking, it doesn’t mean that you’re wrong or that your ideas are not valuable.  Most flowers bloom in the sun and close at night.  But not all of them.  The moon flower is an exception.  We certainly cannot consider the moon flower to be “wrong” for blooming in the moonlight.  Each of us has our own purpose, our own unique contribution and exceptional beauty to express.  With balance as your armor, awareness as your shield, and visualization as your sword, you have three powerful tools to help you break through limitations and access your inner power to make your goals a reality.   Visit me online at my school, Jung SuWon or on Vimeo Enjoy some of these recent articles published in Psychology TodayInspireNation and Parabola