Have you ever really met your true self? Not the version of what others tell you and not the kind of false self-image, either. I mean really take the time to get to know the real you. In Seven Steps to Inner Power, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim says that “Asking and seeking the answer to “Who am I?” is not as easy as it may seem, but it is absolutely essential if you wish to express your fullest potential in life.” It’s important to dive in to this question so we don’t end up missing out on our true potential in life. It’s easy to get one-sided of who we really are by listening and believing the opinion of others from the moment that we are born. At some point, we might have mixed in the idea of what people think of who we are which might have little to no truth at all about our true self. For example, many people follow a career path that has nothing to do with their own dreams. This belief that we inherit from other people can hinder us from following the path of our purpose and mission in life if we are not careful about knowing who we really are and who we want to become.
At Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us about the Five Principles of Mental Conduct. The first one is to Conquer our weaknesses and fears rather than others. This principle is really important when we are getting to know ourselves: First, because it gives us the opportunity to focus on ourselves in getting to knowing our true qualities and abilities rather than focusing outwardly on others. Second, it gives us the opportunity to define our weaknesses and fears so we can translate them to become our strength. This is important so we don’t end up having a limit version of who we are but rather it gives us the chance to truly dive in deep about our true self and at the same time, it gives us a chance to evolve as a person of who we want to become.
So, now, I asked you, do you know who you really are? Aren’t you curious and now driven to find out?