The next Code of Ethics followed by love is Loyalty. This week, let’s talk about Loyalty!
Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us that whatever we are loyal to, we recognize. Once you learn to love yourself and your well being, you commit to being loyal to maintain your physical, mental and spiritual health. You must be able to overcome the difficulties and obstacles that try to keep you from your commitment. As you develop this loyalty to yourself, you can then be truly loyal to your life goals and to others.
Being loyal to yourself first is not something that most of us were taught to do. Most of us were taught to be loyal to others first. If you have not learned how to be loyal to yourself, it’s not too late. You can still choose to learn how to be loyal to your dreams and goals. How? Through your next decisions and actions from here. Perhaps, instead of following other people’s core belief, opinions, and choices that you learn to take a stand to follow yours.
Maybe you tried to be loyal to yourself but you did not succeed. One might ask, why is it that we give up so easily even though these resolutions represent key stepping-stones to our well-being or to accomplishing our cherished dreams? Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches that one reason is that the actions we need to take can feel uncomfortable. It’s easier to continue in our old, comfortable way of doing things than to exert the effort to create significant change. Another reason it’s easy to give up is that loyalty requires consistent self-discipline—the discipline that allows you to remain committed to two things: yourself and your journey.
Now, ask yourself, Aren’t you deserving of your own loyalty?