The following passage written by Dr. Kim energized me today –
“No matter who you are, no matter where you are, no matter what obstacles and limitations exist around you at this moment, you can change your life, your health, and your state of mind completely. You decide who you want to become.” Page 2, “Seven Steps to Inner Power” by Dr Tae Yun Kim
Yes! We are in charge of our lives! And yes, absolute we can change and become better people, better fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, husbands, wives, and friends!
But it also struck me today, re-reading Dr. Kim’s words – that just because we ‘can’ change, change is not automatic.
Because, Dr. Tae Yun Kim also teaches, we can’t just sit under an apple tree and expect an apple to fall in our lap. If we desire to have an apple, we have to take action, put in our energy, determination and focus, and climb the apple tree to pick an apple.
In the same way, from Dr. Kim I have learned that change of any kind takes energy, focus, determination, and action. Nothing automatically happens just because I say I want to change, or say that I desire to change, or even if I say that I will change … I have to actually put in energy and take action, to actually show achieve change or progress of any kind.
Change, I am learning from Dr. Kim, also is a continuous process.
The habits I want to change, for example being shy, take focus, determination, and time to change. The process can be minute by minute. But in each minute, and in each situation that I am in, where I recognize that I am not talking (for example), and then consciously do speak up, I grow stronger inside.
Thank you Dr. Tae Yun Kim! I feel so much hope and encouragement from Dr. Kim’s message that it is possible – we can change!