Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim shares her personal challenges and experiences in her book, Seven Steps to Inner Power. The next several posts are an ongoing excerpt about meditation.
“The second step is to quiet your mind, so that all the clamoring thoughts and feelings are put aside. In this stillness, you can know and hear whatever you need.
Sometimes after meditating, you will get a “knowing” right away; however, you may have to repeat your meditation many times to bring about a desired result. Sometimes when you think you haven’t received your answer, you will discover that your answer comes at the right time but not necessarily right away.
I refer to the physical practice of Jung SuWon as a moving meditation because the training requires you to focus your mind on specific ideas and qualities as you move. No movement in martial arts should be without direction or without thought; all movement should be focused and purposeful. Thus, this moving meditation involves concentration. The Latin roots of “concentrate” are com, meaning “together,” and centrum, meaning “center.” To concentrate means to “draw everything to a center.” Thus, when you concentrate on a Jung SuWon movement, you are drawing your thoughts and actions to a central focus. Body and Mind as One!”