From our recent post, we talked about putting our Body, Mind and Spirit as one. Today, let’s talk about the second code of ethics: Truth.
Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim shares in her Seven Steps to Inner power book that, “Truth as a step to inner power is the process of self-discovery. As you develop the habit of acting with your body and mind as one, and seeing your body and life experiences as pictures of your thinking, you will begin to learn something important about yourself. Isn’t that what we call a moment of truth? What could be more important than awakening to these truths: What are my strengths? What are my weaknesses? What do I see when I look at my life? Is what I see a reflection of my truest self?”
In school, work or many social environments, sometimes, it can be challenging to be who we really are. We are afraid that someone will judge us, make fun of us or feel alienated. Often that could lead someone to act or pretend someone they are not. At Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim provide us a healthy environment to really dive in to get to know who we really are without being judged. We are free to learn about our strengths and weaknesses by first acknowledging it. We learn that it is important to see ourselves as who we really are and not as others think we should be. This clear sight enables you to focus your energy on removing your weaknesses and fears, replacing them with our true strengths.
Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches us in class also that as we get to know our strengths, determine to keep them, but do not become overly confident or egotistical. When you find your weaknesses, determine to eliminate them, but do not fall into a mire of depression, dejection, or self-condemnation.
On our next blog, we will talk about the third code of ethics: Purity!