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Keep the PowerTurned On

Here is an excerpt from my book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER.  As you read through this, think about what it means to truly be patient.   True patience means you keep the power turned on as you knowingly wait for what you’ve been working toward to appear at its appointed time.  Patience is knowing the truth and expecting the truth to manifest.  This knowing and expecting is part of the process of being your Silent Master.  Thus, when you express true patience, you think as your Silent Master thinks. Say you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a long time and are ecstatic that it has finally happened.  You have a little morning sickness and at last you get over that.  After three months, do you say, “Where is my baby?  I’m ready to get this over with.  Let’s go.”  At five months, at six months, at eight months and beyond, you have to be patient until the baby’s development is complete. Let’s take a totally different situation.  Say your home was destroyed in a flood and has to be rebuilt.  After the builders have started working on it for a couple of weeks, is it realistic to ask the builder, “Where is my home?  Where’s the finished living room?  Where’s the kitchen?  When can I move in?”  You don’t do that because you know how much time it takes to build a new home.  You’ve done your planning, you’ve sacrificed to make it happen and stayed loyal to your goal, and now you are patiently awaiting the conclusion of the project.  When you are manufacturing a new product, you know you have to move through stages one, two, and three before you can move on to stages four, five, and six.  In order to avoid a lot of frustration and anxiety about the project and instill patience, you carefully chart where you are in the process. Your life is also a work in progress.  It takes time for you to grow and mature.  Everything requires a certain time frame for its completion.  Although we may not be aware of the timing of the processes in our life, those stages still exist and we are moving through them.  This may be a much more far-reaching view of patience than you are used to.  You may think of patience as what you need when you have to wait for an hour at the doctor’s office or when you have to wait in a long line at the grocery store.  What I’m talking about is a whole different level of patience.  Sometimes you have to be patient for years to achieve certain life goals.  When you are in the middle of that process, you can’t allow yourself to get easily disappointed with every delay and use that as an excuse to give up.
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2018 National Cultural Festival for Peaceful Reunification of Korea

On October 20th, the 2018 National Cultural Festival for Peaceful Reunification of Korea event was held in the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino, CA. I had the honor to be one of the recipients of the Korea Unification Contribution Award.  Recipients were given a medal and award, and were honored by a wonderful ceremony. The award read:

“Your contribution to the promotion of peace and reunification on the Korean Peninsula has been chosen as the recipient of the 2018 Korea Unification Contribution Award.  In honor of that achievement, we will present the medal and plaque of peace on the Korean Peninsula, which is made by melting the DMZ barbed wire and the shell used in the Korean War, symbolizing the division of the Korean peninsula, with the appreciation and respect of all Koreans.”

Mr. Chung Ui Wha, the Chairman of the 19th National Assembly of Korea, presented the awards and plaques: I was honored to have the opportunity to present medals to our Veterans who served in the Korean War.  This was especially moving for me, as any one of those soldiers may have helped save my life when I was a young girl running from the bombs in the Korean War!

I had the opportunity to share a few thoughts after receiving my medal. My main message was to share with everyone that as we strive to generate peace in the Korean Peninsula, it is most important that we recognize that peace comes from within us.  So, let us have peace in our heart, and may it continue to grow, so we can share peace with the whole world. Always remember:  He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me!  
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Have a Determination and Quality Purpose: Be Specific

Here is an excerpt from my book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER.  As you read through this, think about what it means to be specific.  Can you see how important it is to identify the specific details of what you want to accomplish?  Now you know that you have the freedom to create and you know the law:  what you think, you create.  The fourth principle of mental conduct invites us to engage the power of our determination and, as importantly, to use our power responsibly in invoking this law. When you decide to make a change, achieve a goal, or create something new in your life, first be sure to focus your objective clearly in your mind and be specific.  At my seminars, I ask the attendees to write down their specific goals.  Many times, what they write is too general and vague.  You need to be specific, writing down and visualizing the exact details of what you want to achieve. The thought “I desire a change in my social life” will take form somehow, but it may be so vague and indistinct that you won’t notice a change.  “I desire to meet more people” is better.  “I desire to meet more people who share my interest in flying airplanes (or whatever)” is better still.  If your goal is to become so accomplished in your profession that you receive an award, write down the name of the awards ceremony, the date and time it will take place, the location of the event, and the dress or suit you’ll be wearing. Focus as specifically as possible on what you want to accomplish.  As I said earlier, when you want to buy a car, you identify the kind of car you want and the make, model, color, and accessories you desire.  When you take a vacation, you plan exactly where you want to go, where you will stay, and how you will get there, and you proceed to make all the proper arrangements.  You are being specific, aren’t you?  The even greater goals in your life deserve as much care and focus, don’t they?  Know the details about the goals you want to reach and the steps you’ll need to take to get there.  Be specific and then focus your will and unflinching determination behind your purpose.
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The Rhythms of Change, the Purpose of Life

Here is an excerpt from my book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER.  As you read through this, think about changes you’ve experienced in your life.  Do you see any rhythms in the changes?  
Perhaps the most obvious manifestation of yin and yang in action is change.  The motion of the two forces of yin and yang in the world are seen in rhythms of change such as day and night, the ebb and flow of the tides, the changing of seasons, birth and death, death and regeneration, seed and harvest.
There are also rhythms of change in our bodies.  Much has been written about biological rhythms, periods of increased and decreased energy that can affect our health and disposition.  Some studies have helped employers create work shifts that harmonize with these rhythms.  If you look carefully, you will see that there are also rhythms of change in other aspects of your life.  Times of progress are followed by rest, followed by increase.  Likewise, times of prosperity are followed by lack followed by abundance, joy is followed by sorrow followed by happiness, and so on.
Why is the knowledge of balance and change such a key tool?  Because when you know that there are cycles of change, you avoid accepting limited or negative conditions as permanent or final.  No matter where you are in a cycle, the seed for the new condition is there.
Just because that seed is present, though, does not mean it will automatically develop.  Change itself is a journey, and at times it requires us to do some trimming and pruning, planting and harvesting.  In the cycle of seed and harvest, for example, the harvest does not arrive automatically.  The farmer must work the land, plant the seeds, and provide the water.  When you desire a change, you must do the work of choosing to bring about the change and then support your choice with appropriate actions.
It’s easy to want to change a bad condition into a good one and to make the choice to do so. But what about when a good condition changes into a bad one and you didn’t choose that?  The knowledge of balance and change is a tool here as well.  That knowledge helps you keep your perspective when changes you didn’t expect occur.
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Letting Go of Dangerous Attitudes

Here is an excerpt from my book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER.  As you read through this, think about what it means to let go of dangerous attitudes and activities that cause us pain and suffering.     Now let’s look at another dimension of sacrifice – letting go of attitudes that block our progress.  Letting go of attitudes is just as essential as letting go of unhealthy activities or saying goodbye to people who hinder our progress.  In fact, unless you let go of certain attitudes, your physical letting go won’t last very long.  This concept is related to the inner power step of purity.  When you let go of an attitude that is sabotaging who you want to be, you are also purifying your world of a habit pattern that has kept you hostage to limited thinking and limited living.

   

It’s a common misconception that most of our attachments center on objects or people.  The truth is that our attitudes and feelings about objects are more binding than the objects themselves.  For example, we may become attached to an object, person, or situation (even if we complain about it) because we like feeling comfortable, we fear change, and we don’t have the courage to take initiative on our own.  Maybe we stay with a domineering boyfriend, girlfriend, or employer, even though doing so is keeping us stuck in a rut.  In cases like these, fear is the real attachment, not the person. If suddenly those people are removed from our lives but we still have not let go of our fundamental fears and have not developed the strength to stand up for ourselves, we’ll just become attached to the next domineering boyfriend or girlfriend or employer that comes along – and continue to complain about them.  That’s because the thoughts we keep in our mind rule over us as long as we allow them to stay there, and they continue to produce the same results. Visit me online at my school, Jung SuWon or on YouTube Enjoy some of these recent articles published in ParabolaMedium and Silicon Valley Talk