Posted by: ssalton | June 15, 2013

You Are a Unlimited Co-Creator

Yes, you already have been creating your life. This process is the gift from the Life Force of the Universe to you.

But your creative process has been largely unconscious and therefore undirected, somewhat haphazard, influenced by other persons’ thinking and limited by your restricted awareness of what you think is possible.

The purpose of the third rule of mental conduct is to emphasize how you limit yourself by yourself: You limit your thinking with your thinking. This rule tells you to wake up, open up, expand your expectations, and realize you can achieve and produce whatever you can think.

Does that sound too audacious? Whatever you can think? Yes. What is it that you really want?  This is not an invitation to be frivolous in your thinking.  If anything, this is a warning to be careful what you think. Why? All thought truly does take form one way or another. There is some truth in the expression, “Be careful what you wish for; you might get it.”  (by Dr. Tae Yun Kim )

Let’s exaggerate to make a point: How about blue snowflakes falling on pink- and yellow-striped rocks in the middle of a desert?  Do you realize that such a scene is possible to create with today’s electronic video technology?  Even that thought has a way to take form. All our modern-day technology has developed progressively to reveal greater capabilities for unlimited expression and communication of thought.

Negative energy creates negative manifestations. Hateful thoughts, for instance, create broken relation­ships, wars and weapons, physical diseases of all kinds. Positive energy creates positive manifestations. Loving thoughts create harmonious organizations, cooperative governments, and healings of all kinds of discord.  It’s very simple, really.

What may be difficult is to identify and remove the ways of thinking that produce destructive manifesta­tions.  But isn’t this why we’re here?  To learn to take charge of what we manifest by taking charge of our thinking?  Can you see now that you can be your own worst enemy?  Why?  Because you’re the one who monitors what you think.  Who thinks your thoughts better than you?  Others can suggest thoughts to you, but you’re the one who accepts or rejects what you entertain in your mind.

Instead, be your own best friend.  When you find yourself uncomfortable with your own negative creations and wanting to change your thinking, you are feeling the presence of your Silent Master.  Why? Because your discomfort signals that you know something better is possible.  Your Silent Master always urges you to grow into greater freedom from limitation of any sort. You may have been willing to accept being poor, being sick, having a job you dislike. Now you know you don’t have to accept anything except your freedom, your gift from the Universe to create whatever you desire.
by Dr. Tae Yun Kim (page 30)

Look again at this Silent Master Image by Dr. Tae Yun Kim:

Silent Master Image II


Your Silent Master Consciousness

was born out of the infinite

Life Force creating and

animating the Universe…

Because you are this

Consciousness, whatever qualities

the Life Force possesses,

you possess also.


You and the Universe are inseparable; you are a Unit; you are One. The Life Force of the Universe is creative, so you are creative, also.  It is the nature of our Universe that thought takes form. Therefore, because you are an integral part of our Universe, your thinking takes form. You have been creating your life since the day you were born.

Remember this image also?

Silent Master Image IV


Your Silent Master knows

Itself as the Source of mental,

emotional, and material

Energy – your energy,

 which you are free to utilize

and control in creating what

you desire. Therefore, you

are a Co-Creator, cooperating

with the Life Force of the

Universe to shape yourself

and the world around you.


The Life Force of the Universe flows through you and beats you heart. When you think, you use Its energy to create other forms of energy, and this energy literally materializes – takes form as matter. So, everything material, both objects and events, is a “crystallization” of thought energy. The artist and musician illustrate this process quite naturally. In their work, don’t they take an intangible thought or feeling and turn it into something tangible a painting or a symphony?

by Dr. Tae Yun Kim ( page 29 )

Posted by: ssalton | January 5, 2013

Fear of Mistakes is Laziness


Part of our fear of mistakes is pure laziness. What’s the worst thing that will happen if you make a mistake? You will have to abandon that course of action and take another, which means, in short, a lot of work.  What does that mean?  That means you will have to think of another course of action.  You may have to be creative. You may have to expend energy in thinking, evaluating, planning.  You may have to resist emotions such as despair, futility, rejection, and fear.  Dr. Tae Yun Kim teaches you how to resist emotions, and be disciplined with your emotions.  More than that, Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches you how to find happiness in your life.

If you are mentally lazy, making mistakes will be one of the best excuses you have for giving up, for deciding that maybe your goal isn’t so important after all. What a senseless waste that would be.  Why expect so little out of life?

Mistakes are not harmful in and of themselves. What is harmful is our attitude toward mistakes.  But if you are willing to make mistakes, look at them, regard them as feedback, and keep right on making them until you achieve your goal, then you have the right attitude. You don’t purposely make mistakes, of course. But because you are challenging yourself, be aware that mis­takes are a natural part of the process.  Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim emphasizes, have freedom to make a great mistake.  This gives you the freedom to try something new.  If you don’t try something new, you will never learn and grow.

The right attitude toward mistakes will give you the freedom to pursue your goals with confidence, with minimum distraction, and with your success securely focused in your mind. When you find yourself joyfully moving from one situation to another, using mistakes for learning growing, and improving, your Silent Master is beginning to operate in your life. (page 27)

Until next time…  remember to have a good attitude. :)

Posted by: ssalton | November 1, 2012

Making Mistakes Is Making Progress

Willingness to learn from mistakes is the backbone to everything that can be considered progress. How many mistakes do you think Alexander Graham Bell made in inventing the first telephone that connected one room in his house to another?  Now telephone technol­ogy is developing that will allow you to see the person you’re speaking with on the other side of the globe.  How many mistakes did the engineers make while developing this technology?  Who cares?  The object is to succeed, not to count your mistakes.  Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim is always working with students and encouraging them to go beyond their minds.  They get scared and limit themselves.  But Dr. Tae Yun Kim is an expert, at giving them courage and motivation, and then shows them the technique so they succeed.  They then find in themselves new strength and confidence.

Mistakes are also essential to your progress. The minute you decide to achieve a goal that’s important to you, you will make mistakes. How did we humans get the idea that to be perfect we couldn’t make mistakes? Never making a mistake does not make us perfect. Never repeating a mistake (after we learn from it) is as perfect as we need to be.

Imagine the freedom you’ll feel when you don’t have to worry about defending or hiding your mistakes. Experience the increased energy that comes from this freedom! Welcome your mistakes into your consciousness as your friends and teachers. (pg 27)

Be adventurous and try something new in your life.  Dr. Kim always shouts out “He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me”.  Have courage and reach out for your happiness and success.

Remember to smile and be happy.  :)


Posted by: ssalton | October 4, 2012

Learn From Your Mistakes

Mistakes Are Your Feedback System

In the preceding section we discussed how we are constantly evaluating our “on-stage performance” in life and how we tend to hide our weaknesses to put ourselves in a better light, thereby hoping to give ourselves a higher performance rating.  For the same reason, we tend to hide our mistakes.  Just as we think a good performer can’t be weak, we think a good performer cannot make mistakes.  So when we do make a mistake, the quicker we get it out of sight and “move on,” the better.  Think about it for a moment.  One of the fastest things we do is cover up a mistake, or excuse it, or justify it.  We’ll do just about anything to get away from it except look long and hard at it.  Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim pointed out to me that often this is just my pride.

Here’s the fact about mistakes. They are part of a natural feedback system in learning a task or accom­plishing a goal. That’s all.

Imagine a gymnastics student learning to do a back flip for the first time. As he strives to imitate the move­ment as best he can, the teacher tells him two things: what he did correctly, and what he did incorrectly. This is called positive and negative feedback. The positive feedback describes his right action, and the negative feedback describes his mistakes. Can you see how knowledge of mistakes is just as important in the learn­ing process as knowledge of right actions? When you know what is not correct, you can then consciously strive to avoid the mistake and duplicate the right action. Precise knowledge of correct and incorrect forms the basis of our conscious choices and actions, and that speeds up the learning process.

Now imagine a person striving to get promoted in her workplace. Perhaps she calls attention to herself by bragging and showing off and calls attention to deficien­cies in co-workers to make herself look better.  After a while, suddenly she is fired instead of promoted.  Did she make a mistake?  Absolutely.  She must now regard that mistake as feedback on what not to do to get a pro­motion.  She still has yet to learn what to do, of course, and may make still more mistakes in the process of finding the right action.  But the key is to keep going.  She must not let her mistakes be excuses for giving up or for paralyzing future action with self-condemnation.  If her goal is worth achieving, she must have the willing­ness to persist through every form of failure, regarding it always as a learning experience, as feedback, until she hits upon the right action for success.  Dr. Tae Yun Kim has faced a lifetime of challenges and overcome.  You can do it too.

Have a great day.  :) (pg 26),

Posted by: ssalton | October 1, 2012

Are Weaknesses in Others Really in you? ( Part 2 )

It’s a fact, then, that sometimes our weaknesses are hard to see and remove merely because we are afraid of them.  So, let us remove that weakness now.  Think of it this way.  When you have an ugly wart or growth on your skin, you have no desire to keep it.  Even if you hide it from sight, you keep thinking of how you’ll get rid of it.  Regard your weaknesses the same way, says Dr. Tae Yun Kim.  They’re not necessarily visible the way warts are, but they are just as “unsightly” and detract from your mental ease and beauty to the same extent.

Anger, fear, resentment, laziness, despair, pessi­mism, selfishness, revenge, sarcasm, jealousy, worry – these are just a few weak, powerless states of mind to be conquered. When you find yourself reacting with com­passion to these characteristics in another or in yourself, you’ll know you’re well on your way to conquering them. Why? Because compassion is one of the qualities of your Silent Master and signals Its presence beginning to operate in your mind.  Compassion also means that you have lost your fear of the weakness, and that is the first step in removing it.

The second step to removing your weakness is to obliterate it by replacing it with a quality that negates it, one that is the opposite of the bad quality.  More will be said about this process later.  What’s important now is to understand that weaknesses are not part of your original self.  By replacing your weaknesses with strengths, replacing anger with love, laziness with action, selfishness with selflessness, and so on – you’ve done everything you need to do to conquer these enemies of your well-being.

By Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim

Posted by: ssalton | September 22, 2012

Are the Weaknesses in Others Really in You?

During this process of self-analysis, you may notice that others have weaknesses you don’t have.  A word of warning: Perhaps another person does indeed have some weaknesses you don’t have. But, if you find yourself re­acting, especially reacting emotionally to this person’s weakness, chances are 99.9% certain that you also have that weakness. For instance, you may find yourself say­ing, “I just hate the way Julie acts with so little confi­dence in herself. It seems like she’s afraid of her own shadow! I don’t even like to be around her, because her fear bothers me so much.” There is a good possibility the reason you don’t want to be around Julie is because she’s acting out your fear, your lack of confidence. You may be so afraid of this weakness in yourself that you refuse to see it in yourself.  Therefore, when you see it in Julie (which you think is safer to do), you react only to Julie when you should be reacting to yourself as well.
By Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim,
Seven Steps to Inner Power Page 23-24.

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Posted by: ssalton | June 24, 2012

Identify your Fears and Weaknesses and Conquer them.

Releasing Weaknesses Releases Your Energy

The process of taking a hard look at yourself re­quires great energy. Maybe you don’t think you’re up to it, or maybe you give yourself the excuse that you’ll do it later. But how much energy do you think you’ve been expending trying to keep your weaknesses hidden? I promise you’ll be amazed at the surge of energy and re­laxation you will feel when you begin to release your weaknesses.

Here’s an illustration.  I once watched a bird that had found a large piece of bread, much larger than what it alone could possibly eat.  All the neighboring birds saw the bread and flew down from the trees to partake.  The bird expended considerable energy in what we could call selfish maneuvers to keep the bread away from the others.  It was so busy taking evasive action that it didn’t have time to eat the bread.  To me it was obvious that if the bird would have let go of its “selfishness,” there would have been enough bread for all and it would have saved an enormous amount of energy just by sharing.

Just so, when you get a larger view of yourself, you will then see the reward of sacrificing your most cher­ished weaknesses in your increased energy and freedom. Your strengths, alone, are big enough to share with every­one and big enough to confront any situation.

By Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim
Seven Steps to Inner Power (pg 23),
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Posted by: ssalton | June 9, 2012

5 Principles of Mental Conduct

This brings us to the five principles of mental conduct that lay the groundwork for your most unlimited creative thinking. If you put these principles into practice, you will discover you have begun to eliminate the clouds of counterproductive thinking that obstruct your vision, which paves the way for you to begin consciously creating a new life.

Five Principals of Mental Conduct
1. Identify Your Fears and Weaknesses and Conquer Them

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Weaknesses

Most of us have an innate desire to be “good” people. If you look around at your associates, you may find it difficult to find a person who says, “Yeah, I’m a mean, ornery, bad person, and I like myself that way.” More likely what you’ll find are people who, in spite of what faults they have, defend their self-image of being a good person, of being “right,” and of deserving some respect. In fact, maybe this describes you.

That’s to be expected because we all are a mixture of strengths and weaknesses. And most of us live life as though we’re “on stage”, performing roles of mother, father, breadwinner, employee, employer, student, and so on. As we perform, the strengths and weaknesses of our performances are constantly being evaluated, usually by ourselves, and certainly by others. We have certain qualities called “strengths” that tend to lead us into greater harmony and peace; and we have other qualities called “weaknesses” that tend to undermine or sabotage the good we try to do.

Because we are performance oriented, we have a natural tendency to show or emphasize our strengths, and gloss over or ignore our weaknesses. We do this for survival, we assume. It is part of “putting our best face forward,” which we think gives us higher performance ratings. And we generally believe that higher performance ratings mean a better life. But do they really?  Do we gain anything by assessing only one part of our­selves?

Again, ask yourself “Who am I?” To really put your best face forward, you must be willing to look as hard at your weaknesses as you do your strengths and say, “I am a mixture of both.” Why? So you can eliminate the weaknesses.  How?  By looking carefully at yourself and getting to know yourself. Take a piece of paper and pen­cil and actually list your strengths and weaknesses. List ten of each. See how easy or difficult this task is. See how well you really know yourself. But bear in mind that you must be careful in assessing your strengths and weaknesses.

If you were given a bag filled with real and syn­thetic diamonds and told to separate the real ones, your first task would be to gain complete knowledge of the qualities of the real diamonds as well as the characteris­tics of the synthetic ones. As you went about this task you wouldn’t impose emotional value judgments on either kind. You wouldn’t say, “This wonderful, beauti­ful, real diamond goes in this pile,” and “This disgusting, terrible, phony synthetic goes in that pile.”  No; it would be an objective, clinical undertaking designed only to create a group of real diamonds.

However, this objectivity may not always be so easy.  When a surgeon operates on a patient, he cannot be fearful of the amount of blood or hesitate to use his knife and cut through tissue. His objective is to reach that malignancy or make the adjustment that will make his patient well again. Let’s take this example one step further and imagine that you are not only the surgeon but also the patient. Of course it’s scary. But you must have the courage to operate on yourself with the same objec­tivity to rid yourself of that which can harm you.  And what is the result? You feel a sense of peace because now you are well and whole.

So, look clinically at your strengths and weak­nesses. You don’t need to make value judgments on yourself. When you find your strengths, decide to keep them, but do not become overly confident or egotistical. When you find your weaknesses, determine to eliminate them, but do not fall in a mire of depression, dejection, or self-condemnation.

How do you know when you have eliminated your weaknesses? When you are no longer dominated by them. For instance, if a former alcoholic refuses to drink, but is afraid to look at a bottle, to some extent she is still being held by the disease. When she can look at the bot­tle and say, “I am cured, and I am not afraid of you,” she is no longer dominated by the disease. Just so, when you no longer fear you’ll fall prey to your weaknesses, you feel your true strength.

By Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim
Seven Steps to Inner Power (pg 22), visit Jung SuWon Academy of Martial Arts, and Jung Suwon Martial Arts blog

Posted by: ssalton | June 7, 2012

Demonstrating the Law of Manifestation (2)

This relationship between your thinking and the world you create is a universal law of manifestation. The proof that it is a law lies in your demonstrating the law. That is, when you begin to see how your controlled thinking creates what you set out to create, you no longer doubt the validity of this law. In fact, even little demonstrations inspire you to greater levels of achievement. Later we’ll talk more specifically about how to create greater good for yourself with your thinking, but in this chapter we are concerned with the preliminary steps that will prepare you to become a consciously creative thinker.

Everything external in life was first internal in thought, so no permanent change can come about merely by attempting to fix or rearrange external conditions. Yet, that’s usually what we try to do. When we see the symptoms of something wrong in our lives, we usually try to get rid of the symptoms instead of getting rid of the mental condition that’s causing the symptoms. Unfortunately, we tend to look only at the surface of most situations. Why? Because searching for the cause of a situation requires more insight than is obvious at first glance; it takes time and effort to search below surface appearances.

For example, a friend who shares my interest in gardening had an expensive plant that was dying. The leaves were turning yellow and dropping, so she spent considerable effort giving it more light, then more shade, then more plant food, then more water, then less water, and on and on.  Frustrated, she brought the plant to me. I recognized that the symptoms had nothing to do with any surface problem, but were from bacteria attacking the roots. I had to pull the plant out of the soil to get at the real problem. To her amazement, when I uprooted the plant, cleaned it, and replanted it, the problem disappeared. What I proved to her was that the cause of any problem must be identified before we can treat the problem effectively.

We can see other examples of our tendency to treat symptoms rather than causes in our everyday lives. A person may divorce an unsatisfactory marriage partner, only to attract another person with the same unsatisfactory characteristics, or worse. Another person may have a cancer surgically removed completely, only to find that it grows back again. In both instances, the thinking (which includes attitudes and emotions as well as thoughts) that caused the condition was not changed; therefore, the external condition did not change.

But what happens? We most likely hear the first person declare, “You see, another failed relationship! It’s like I told you, there are no good people left in this world. I have the worst luck in relationships. Even if there is somebody good for me out there, either they won’t like me, or I’ll never find them.” We may hear the second person say, “You see! Cancer is an incurable, fatal disease. I may as well accept it and live as well as I can until it kills me.”

In both examples, these persons are voicing the very limitation – and false information about themselves – that we are here to overcome. They are basing their statements on outward material evidence. They believe their statements are true because they don’t realize they created the evidence with their own thinking! They don’t realize that their statements are actually excuses for failing to challenge life and change themselves.

Yes, it takes a lot of work to challenge your beliefs, a lot of courage to ask yourself if you’re making true statements about yourself or simply making excuses for being lazy or weak-minded and refusing to change yourself. (pg 20)

By Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim

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