Here is an excerpt from Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s book, The Silent Master:
Your Silent Master is not something mysterious or far away. It’s as close as your own mind because it is your own mind. In self discovery you begin to see which ideas precede from your Silent Master and which “ideas” are coming from your limited Self-Concept. You can choose to create forms that bring true happiness and true fulfillment instead of forms that end in self sabotage and self destruction.
For example, one of my students was working in a very low paying factory job where he was bored and unhappy. When I asked him why he was there he replied that he “couldn’t do what he wanted to do.” Having this belief, he was afraid to even try something else. It turned out what he wanted to do work with computers simply required specialized training he hadn’t accomplished.
His belief that he “couldn’t do what he wanted to do” was simply a limited belief nothing more. By examining and questioning this fear, he was able to prove that his true self was far more unlimited than his Self-Concept. Then by getting the training and developing a plan of action he was finally able to obtain the job and salary that he desired. In a matter of a few years and lots of hard work his salary climbed in increments from $18,000 to $70,000. But even more importantly, along with this process he gained the self confidence and self esteem that had been missing. How he felt about himself had changed. His self image had changed. Feeling differently about himself, he was therefore better able to communicate his ideas to people and they now responded to him quite differently with more respect. This is a good example of how self discovery creates freedom.