Past, present, future

Originally posted on Jung SuWon Martial Arts Training - on coumadin:

Since my foot surgery, I have been thinking a lot more about my Jung Suwon Martial Arts training.

I think about just how much Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim has helped me overcome so many obstacles in my life, and opened up possibilities I never even knew existed.

Here is me, as a white belt, just about a month into training, in 1984, and many many years before I had to start taking Coumadin.

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I had been at a very low in my life.  Although on the outside I seemed to live the American dream – graduated from a prestigious college with honors, was married, had 2 beautiful children, had a big home, garden, land – but as most of us know, earthly tangible possessions do not make one happy.  I had reached every goal I had set until then, and I would like awake at night, looking at the ceiling…

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Healthy cabbage (and a bonus story)

Originally posted on The unofficial Jung SuWon Food blog:

Before I get into this great topic – let me tell you that at the end of this post you will find a most delightful story by Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, where the lowly humble cabbage plays a major role.  If you have time – please read it!

I am sure everyone has heard how healthy cabbage is.  It’s full of cancer fighting components, helps reduce cholesterol and is therefore good for heart health, is packed with antioxidants, has a lot of anti-inflammatory qualities, and is excellent for your digestive tract.

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Several cultures have propelled cabbage to their national foods, such as Kim Chi in Korea (a very nice spicy fermented cabbage) and of course Sauerkraut of the Germans.  They are both very very good and very very healthy.  Give them a try, if you haven’t!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s favorite is to have either just…

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Stargazer flowers – a true story

Originally posted on Tae Yun Kim's Life Wisdom in the Garden:

picture taken by Grandmaster Scott H. Salton

picture taken by Grandmaster Scott H. Salton

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s estate is called Stargazer, and in her garden, she has planted a lot of Stargazer Lilies.  This time of year, her garden is exploding with the beautiful Stargazer flowers, and the strong, sweet scent permeates the air.  She explains why these flowers are so important to her:

“When I was a little girl, my parents rejected me as a curse to the family, since I was a girl – the firstborn – a girl, born on the lunar New Year – how horrible!

So, my father used to get drunk, almost every night, and was abusing me on a daily basis.  Because of me, he wouldn’t get his inheritance.  Because of me, he was an outcast in the village.  I was the root of all his problems!

He would always send me down to the local equivalent…

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Originally posted on Words of Wisdom:

 Here is an excerpt from Dr Tae Yun Kim‘s book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

When you want a particular manifestation to take place, you may not know exactly how to frame your thinking so that you focus on the right ideas. This is where the right use of visualization can help you. Since visible forms are a picture of your ideas, holding the picture in mind automatically connects you to the idea attached to the picture. Visualizing the picture of the desired manifestation will help propel it into form.

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Originally posted on Words of Wisdom:

 Here is an excerpt from Dr Tae Yun Kim‘s book, The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within:

Here is a simple meditation process you can try to test or develop your powers of concentration.

1. Sit with your legs crossed and your hands at your side, or in your lap.

2. For a few minutes, time your breathing so that you inhale for a count of 6 and exhale for a count of six. This is, in itself, a form of concentration, and as a result your breathing will automatically slow down. As your breathing slows, inhale and exhale for longer counts.

3. When you feel calm and relaxed, take your mind off your breathing and allow yourself to breathe normally as your body desires.  (Continued…)

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Originally posted on Words of Wisdom:

Dr Tae Yun Kim shares her personal challenges and experiences in her book, The Silent Master.  


Manifestations of all things reside in your Silent Master consciousness as ideas. The ideas then respond to the creative life force in your Silent Master Consciousness, and manifest in this dimension as different material shapes and forms.

 The Silent Master: Awakening the Power Within, by Dr Tae Yun Kim

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Originally posted on Tae Yun Kim's Life Wisdom in the Garden:

Sunrise over the lemon tree

Sunrise over the lemon tree

Winter in Northern California is very 2-faced.  It can be beautiful sunshiny one day, and torrential rains the next.  But to me, it’s all beautiful, I know we need the rains, and the rains bring new growth – and this year, way ahead of time, the hills area already starting to turn green!

Here are pictures from December 24th, when the rain came down with amazing force, only to stop for a few minutes to gather more strength!

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Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim told the story about the daisy flowers, and how they always manage to bring forth flowers no matter if its freezing cold or scorching hot, whether they get dried out or flooded – they always flower and seem to be smiling through it all -

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and Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim adds, we should try to be like them, no matter what life…

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