Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim shares her personal challenges and experiences in her book, The Silent Master.
Usually there is an all too human tendency to give in to your past, unwanted Self-Concept even while you’re trying to change it. When it comes time to let go of Self-Concepts like I’m an angry person, I’m a worrier, I’m a sad person, I’m a sick person, I’m a “workaholic, or even, I’m a doctor, I’m a waiter, or whatever, this may feel like a supreme sacrifice. Since your present self is all you know, you may feel like the sacrifice of your undesirable traits, whatever they are, is a loss, not a gain. You may feel you’re losing yourself.