Thursday, December 15, 2016

Do Not Forget!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim told me that in general, people have bad memories and tend to forget.  I wondered what that really meant?

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Did you ever have an incredible life changing event, that motivated you greatly.  Maybe a close friend did something crazy and got in a bad accident.  You promised yourself that you would take care of yourself and never forget the lessons learned.  But somehow, you do forget.  The event becomes less impressionable.  Sometimes you are just mentally lazy.  Sometimes it was a very sad situation, and somehow you would like to forget.  But somehow that energy that it gave you to strive to be better, softened over time, and now does not have the same effect.

Think about another situation concerning gratitude.  Someone helped you to pass tests so you can go onto a very prestigious college.  At the time you were so thankful.  But over time, going to the school, getting involve in other life projects, your feeling of gratitude fades away.  Why?  Because you forget the details and the feelings as when they were fresh in your mind.

Those that forget the past, are bound to repeat it.

Take another situation.  Setting New Year's resolutions.  You visit an old roomate from 15 years ago. They didn't take care of themselves and gained 100 pounds.  They look very bad and overweight. You promise yourself you will take care of yourself, and lose 30 pounds.  You are very motivated.  But in a short time, you forget the effect of seeing your old friend.  You forget the energy behind seeing your overweight friend.  So you don't really pay attention to yourself and start gaining weight yourself.  Why?  --> Do Not Forget.

This applies to many different type of lessons.  Physical events, Mental events, and spiritual events.
Do you remember?

Wisdom by Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim


Angela Sommers said...

I can so relate to this. This is definitely me! However, one of my New Year resolutions for 2017 is to not be forgetful anymore, so I won't be repeating mistakes!
Thank you for taking the time to post this

Angela Sommers said...

Ah, that's me! I constantly have to battle with forgetting. This gives me hope and confidence that I can beat it!