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8 Keys to Improve Your Life

The following pages are excerpts from Dr. Jenelle Kim's body of work, "The 8 Keys".  The principles discussed in this philosophy outline the keys to living your best and most fulfilling life.

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1. Know Your True Self

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Life is a never-ending challenge for good and bad. You have the power to choose the good path and become as great as you want. You are your own guide and your own guard.

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2. Make Correct Daily Choices: The Moral Compass

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By knowing your true self, you will know what is true for you in a given situation. Those who do not know their true self do not know the difference between true, right and correct.

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3. Do Not Limit Yourself with Your Own Thoughts and Beliefs

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In Korean the word for this is “Doe Chi.” Doe Chi can be defined as being drunk on one’s own thoughts and words. Just as you do not see clearly if you are drunk, you can also be “drunk” on your own thoughts, which inhibits clear vision of your surroundings.

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4. Become a Legacy of Goodness

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If you were to pass on tomorrow, how would you be remembered? Prepare to leave behind a legacy of “good seeds” for future generations. Life is a challenge for good and for bad. The choice is yours.

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5. Seek the Face of Honor

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Honor is driven by love and sustained through respect. Honor means respecting others in their place of service, in the role they perform for the good of all.

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6. Change Your Reality for the Better

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Just like you can flip a switch and turn a dark room bright, you can change your reality. Those who allow themselves to be imprisoned by their own reality follow the pathway to isolation and disconnectedness.

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7. Be a Vessel of Wisdom

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Wisdom is the food of enlightenment. It generates peace and is the glue between and among individuals. Once you have balance, you begin to have light; once you have light, you become light; once you become light, you have peace. This is true enlightenment.

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8. Work in Harmony with Your Surroundings

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If you were to pass on tomorrow, how would you be remembered? Prepare to leave behind a legacy of “good seeds” for future generations. Life is a challenge for good and for bad. The choice is yours.

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Someday, maybe no one will remember me, but through these Keys, if someone is able to absorb these principles and change their life for the better then I will earn. By you earning, I earn. This is one of the reasons and principles of why I am dedicated to sharing these with you. Once you learn, you too can share and earn. It is a never-ending cycle of goodness. This is the way to change the world and to make a positive impact.

- Jenelle