My Dear Friends,
As I watch the news every day, so many negative images and stories surround me. It could be depressing if I let it. Know that you have the power to decide how you want to feel and react. Don’t let your environment close in on you and control you. Don’t be trapped by your environment. Here in NorthStar, learn to take charge of your life and your surroundings.
One of the perfect pictures of freedom is nature in the wild. Birds are free to fly wherever their instincts take them, to the highest mountain or to the water’s edge. Bears, rabbits, deer, animals of all sizes freely roam the land, each finding their food and shelter in their own individual way.
Other aspects of freedom, the sun shines faithfully and warmly no matter what happens on the planet below. Rivers flow through their native surroundings bringing food for life. And beauty is everywhere. The clouds, winds, rainbows, butterflies, light filtered through the forest trees – all come together in a beautiful picture of harmony.
You are part of this all! Freedom, beauty, and originality for you is exactly the same as for nature. You are an original, an individual, unique and special! You have your own talents and abilities. To discover your Silent Master in my books or through the art of Jung SuWon, is to realize that you have the power to create your own freedom. Living free means you put your freedom into action. You are the one in charge of the direction of your life.
Since you can’t control everything that happens in this world, freedom means that you control how you respond to the world. You control who you are, what you think and how you feel. Freedom means you express your power to realize your goals and desires, so that nothing can take away your natural joy to be alive.
With all my love, from my heart to yours,
Dr. Tae Yun Kim
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