Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Teachings of Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim

In Jung SuWon martial arts class, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim really reached a deep cord within.
She reminded me of my childhood.  Probably not unlike others.  When I grew up, I loved my parents, but I was always looking for them to guide me, and help me.  They were always there.  They were a stabilizing force in my life.  As I got older, they passed away.  That is when I really when I started to appreciate them.  When you lose something, it is crazy, but that is when we usually appreciate and love more.  I love them so much for raising me, and loving me, and being there for me no matter what.  All they ever wanted is for me to grow up and have a better life then they did.  They gave so much for me, and at the time, I was too young to appreciate.  How I wish I could tell them how much I love them, and how much I thank them for everything.  I feel like my love has grown even stronger.

But Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim took this to another level.  What about God our father?  Isn't it similar.  He gave us life, and gives us our body, and mind, and spirit.  He gives us everything around us.  He is the stabilizing force in my life.  Whenever I am in trouble I look for his strength and help.  But as Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim pointed out, God loves us, but he needs us too.  How often do we tell him that we love him?  How often do we give back?

Just like our parents need us, and our love, and all they want to see is for us to do good things.  Don't you think God wants that too.  He gives us everything, but he needs our love also.  He wants us to love others, and love him.  Ah, I see now.  This was a deep revelation to me.  Unless we recognize this, God will be all alone.  Just like our parents, if we ignore them and go bad, we will disappoint them greatly.  Well, I don't want to disappoint my parents, and even more so, I don't want to disappoint God.  I (we) need to let God know our love for him, and we have to do good things to show him we hear him.

This is life changing for me.  Thank you Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim for your incredible wisdom.  I love God, I love you, and I love my life.  Now to share that with others, and make a positive difference in this world.  I want God and Great Grandmaster both to be proud of me someday.

With Love and honor,
Jung SuWon Instructor/ shs/ js!

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