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Your Thoughts Create Reality

Your thoughts create reality. Sure, you say. This is not a new concept. Obviously, we are affected by the constant barrage of  internal and external influences we endure on a daily basis. Marketing companies alone spend hours each day figuring out how to expose us to... read more
Rebirth

Rebirth

4) Rebirth When you reach rebirth you have already committed to change your life for the better (readiness), you have done much work to purify your mind and body (energizing), you have set true goals for yourself (life examination), and now you put all of this into...

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Life Examination, continued…

Life Examination, continued…

Help is always available to you, but the help you need may not be easy to find where you are now.  Your environment and certain people in it may have to go, or be modified, in order for you to change.  If this is true for you, it's important not to become desperate or...

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Life Examination

Life Examination

3) Life Examination This is the third stage of self-discovery.  First, in the readiness stage, you made the commitment to change your life; second, in the energizing stage, you began the process of purifying and increasing your energy to ensure that you would create...

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Love Energizes You

Love Energizes You

This is how Love energizes you.  It gives you inner joy, enthusiasm and awareness that helps you carry out the work of meeting your goals. Would you be surprised to know that you may be wasting your energy, spending it on things that undermine and sabotage your goals...

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Self Discovery

Self Discovery

Certainly, one of the goals of self-discovery is to be able to enjoy this natural energy of Love and share it with everyone.  You may wonder why we often feel such a lack of energy if we are indeed one with the Life Force behind the whole universe.  The answer is that...

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Energizing

Energizing

2) Energizing The readiness stage is like getting a clean sheet of paper ready to write on.  Obviously you don't want to write on paper that's already marked up.  You are ready to move further on your self-discovery path when you're open for development, like the...

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Action

Action

  When you are really ready to become new and cast off the old, and when you have accepted that you will necessarily change and are prepared to do so, you're going to have to actually do something about it.  We've already discussed how good intentions alone are...

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Have an empty cup!

Have an empty cup!

I also say--have a large empty cup!  Let your cup be ready to hold many new things.  If we focus only on looking for a pearl, we miss the diamond at our feet.  It's good to have a specific goal, but also be willing to receive all kinds of new ideas, new feelings, and...

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An Open Mind

An Open Mind

This requires having an open mind. You may have to say, "I don't know all that I am to be, but I know what I am not, and I desire to be rid of my old self.  I am willing to try something new." I call this openness forming an empty cup.  This means you are willing to...

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Change

Next, after commitment, you must be willing to change.  You must be willing to become a new person, a different person.  And you must be willing to give up old concepts of yourself even before you see your new qualities.  The autumn leaves must fall before spring can...

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Priorities

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within: Continued… Suddenly you come to a patch of sand that's darker, harder, and firmer than the rest.  Your heart beats faster with anticipation as you mind contemplates the possibility that water is there.  You...

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Commitment

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within: Commitment Here's an illustration I use when talking to students about the importance of commitment and setting priorities at the beginning of their journey. Imagine that you are lost and alone in a fiery hot...

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Readiness

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within: 1) Readiness   There's a story about a rabbit who fell into a hole in the woods.  He hopped up and down inside the hole time after time after time, trying so hard to get out, but never succeeding.  Many other...

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The Four Stages of Self Discovery

The Four Stages of Self Discovery

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within: The Four Stages of Self Discovery Self-discovery is going on every moment of your life.  The question is:  Are you sitting in the driver's seat?  That is, are you guiding the process so that you discover a...

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The Seven Steps

The Seven Steps

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within: We first work to bring our body and mind as one so that we can apply and focus ourselves to learning.  So often we are distracted and unfocused.  In order to dedicate ourselves to self-discovery, we must unite...

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The Seven Steps to Self-Discovery

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within: If your life is not filled with forms that are as pure and true as you'd like them to be, be assured that even these negative pictures have a purpose.  The negatives in your life simply show you where your...

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Body, Mind, and Spirit Are One

Body, Mind, and Spirit Are One

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within: The translation of Jung SuWon is body, mind, and spirit as one.  This concept of unity stands behind one of the basic elements of Jung Su Won teaching, namely: The best material self you can be is always a...

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Your Own Thoughts Can Be Your Worst Enemy

Your Own Thoughts Can Be Your Worst Enemy

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within: What do you keep in your mind most of the time?  Isn't it true we are mainly focused on our physical self and our physical life?  Thinking about a spiritual Self that seems to be outside the concerns of your...

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Self-Discovery Creates Freedom

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:   For example, one of my students was working in a very low paying factory job where he was bored and unhappy.  When I asked him why he was there he replied that he "couldn't do what he wanted to do." ...

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You Express the Qualities of Your Silent Master

You Express the Qualities of Your Silent Master

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within: Your Silent Master consciousness is pure creative energy.  Since It is your mind, you possess creative energy as well.  Your Silent Master is a Mind of ideas that turn into physical forms.  So when you hold...

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Your Real Self is the Silent Master Consciousness 

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within: You possess a consciousness within you that I call the Silent Master.  Your Silent Master is the part of you that is connected to the same creative Life Force that made the universe.  This consciousness works...

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How Did You Get Where You Are Now? continued

In my book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within: Just as your environment has helped to create your self-concept, so has the pattern and quality of your thinking.  Of course, there are times when we make an effort to think positively, regardless of...

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How Did You Get Where You Are Now?

The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within is a book written by Dr. Tae Yun Kim, which is a follow-up to her first book, Seven Steps to Inner Power. Self-discovery is delayed for many of us because we have preconceived images of ourselves that cause us to act in...

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Life is Such a Precious Gift

Here's an excerpt from my book The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within: 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,...

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