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Have a Large Empty Cup!

Have a Large Empty Cup!

In the process of self-discovery with my training under Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, I am learning that over the years I have built a lot of false images about myself. As a result, I become close minded to new ideas, new experience, and new opportunities for me to learn and grow from. Stepping back, I realized that I have many pre-made opinions about myself and the different aspect that I thought I have learned from the past. I ask myself, how often do I prejudge myself of what I can do or what I cannot do without even giving it a try? How am I going to learn this way? With such arrogant mind, there’s just no way!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim often tells her student to have a large empty cup! This concept is very clear and easy for me to relate. Isn’t it true that when a cup is full, there is no room to add any more content in it? Doesn’t it over flows…and whatever gets put in; it gets wasted and become useless? I believe that similarly applies to the way our mind operates. Once we tell ourselves that we already know this and that, doesn’t it hinder us to learn any further? We are taught that the best way to learn is to have an open-mind and always be ready to learn because there is always a new perspective and additional lesson to learn on top of what is already known.

Let’s take away the clouds of opinion and self-centered insight to allow ourselves to be free and open to receive new knowledge and wisdom!


About The Author

Nabi White

My name is Nabi White. I have been so blessed to train for 10 years under Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, who is not only my teacher but also my mentor, life coach, spiritual guidance and someone who made a difference and continues to make a difference in my life. Before I started training, I had no purpose in life. I was not only weak physically, but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually. I felt hopeless. Countless of times, I attempted to commit suicide. Thankfully, one day, I met Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, and I started training at Jung SuWon Martial Art Academy. At first, I never thought I would be training in Martial Arts. But I found out that Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s teaching is not only about punching and kicking. Her teaching helps me to become strong and get to know my true potentials. She also guides me to achieve my dreams and goals. Whenever I face challenges in life, her motto, “He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me,” gives me the strength to never give up! My goal is to be able to make a difference in peoples’ lives, the way my Mentor, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim made a difference in my life.

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