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The Power of Living Meditation®

Living Meditation® represents a meeting place between Tao philosophy and mindfulness. It offers a way of being that is calm, decisive, and harmonious. With it, you will be able to resolve conflict, walkthrough stress, and accomplish your life goals.

Living Meditation® is the way to achieve a life of balance and happiness. Using eight simple keys, readers can enjoy all the benefits of meditation in every minute of every day.

When you think of meditation, you probably think of taking time out—closing the door on the phone calls you have to make, the bills you have to pay, the meal you have to prepare, the report you have to write. For all of us, it can be hard sometimes to close that door and find some stillness.

What if there was another way to find balance and happiness?

Living Meditation® is the opposite of stepping away from your daily activities. It is active and dynamic and constant, an integral part of your everyday life. It is in action from the moment you wake up in the morning to the moment you go to sleep. And quite frankly, I think it happens even as you’re sleeping. It never stops.

Because life doesn’t stop. Life doesn’t hit the pause button so we can step back and meditate, and that’s why Living Meditation—which happens right here and now, in the moment, in our hearts and minds—is so powerful.

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The 3Ms of Myung Sung Living Meditation
Meditation, Medicine, and Movement

Imagine if all your struggles in life–in work, marriage, parenting, health, and more–

could become less difficult. What if you could achieve a new level of awareness that

allowed you to see yourself, others, and your path in life more clearly? What if you could

change your habits so that every day you’re investing in your own longevity, happiness,

and optimal health? While it may sound too good to be true, and it certainly won’t

happen overnight, this is what Myung Sung teaches us.

Myung Sung means living meditation. It’s a lifestyle practice that originated with East

Asian philosophers and practitioners of movement and martial arts, and is rooted in the

teachings of the Tao. It has been passed down for centuries, helping people learn how

to place themselves beyond the persisting negative influences in life, such as stress and

conflict, to connect with the limitless reserves of natural energy that exist around us.

As the daughter of a Korean monk, Myung Sung is a way of life for me. It has helped

me grow my own business, raise a family, and achieve my lifelong goal of writing a

book. In my opinion, the best way to learn about Myung Sung is with the 3 Ms–

meditation, medicine, and movement.

When most people think of meditation, they picture someone sitting still in complete silence. With Myung Sung Living Meditation, this is not the case. Instead of taking time away from our busy lives, we incorporate the techniques of meditation and mindfulness into every action we take.

We learn to clear our minds of wandering thoughts and tap into a deeper peace. When we live in this meditative mindset, we are more in tune with ourselves and the world around us. We’re able to see situations from the perspective of others and think through our decisions more carefully. We’re able to deepen our relationships and gain a new depth of self-knowledge and understanding. As your way of thinking changes, you’ll begin to notice an impact on your life.


It’s important to remember, though, that our minds are connected to our bodies, spirit, and the universe, so you must take care of your whole self in order to live in meditation.


When ancient Eastern practitioners spoke about medicine, they did not only mean what you consume when you’re sick or injured but how you care for your body every day to ensure it is functioning at its most optimal.


As we begin to live more mindfully, we become more aware of our own condition and can make better choices to improve our health. To become the best versions of

ourselves, we need to listen to our bodies and provide them with the support and

nourishment they need. Natural foods, especially herbs, mushrooms, and vegetables, are packed with nutrients, adaptogens, and antioxidants,
that help fuel our bodies and 
minds with what we need to thrive.


In Myung Sung, the freedom to move while you meditate is not just an accommodation for our busy lives, but a key element of the practice. When we are mindful of our movements, even during simple, everyday tasks such as washing the dishes, we’re able to become more aware of how our actions affect our minds. Creating a stronger mind- body connection also helps us learn to feel the natural energy that exists within us, our chi, and the flow of the universe around us.


When we are stressed, we can feel our chi become stagnant. We often notice this when our thinking becomes sluggish and foggy, our muscles feel tight and tense, or we just feel drained and unmotivated.


Just like with meditation, the key is to not just view the movement as an activity you partake in when you have the time, but as a key part of your lifestyle. As practitioners and instructors, we can teach these simple and quick yet powerful movements to our students in order to help them gain the ability to rebalance and connect their mind and body in order to balance with whatever situations they face throughout the day.

These movements help us to the studio and they can also incorporate t anytime throughout the day. While going to the gym works for some people, you can also incorporate short bursts of movement throughout your day, or meet with friends to go on a walk after work to prevent your chi from becoming imbalanced.

Think of it as meditating without meditating!

Taoism was introduced to Korea from China during the Three Kingdoms period (220-280 AD), and remains as a significant element of Korean thought today. In Chinese philosophy, Tao is the absolute principle underlying the universe, combining within itself the principles of yin and yang and signifying the way, or code of behavior, that is in harmony with the natural order.

According to the American Psychological Association, mindfulness is: “…a moment-to-moment awareness of one’s experience without judgment.” Or as Jon Kabat Zinn puts it, mindfulness is “The awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.” When you combine the stance of mindfulness with the natural order of the Tao, that is Living Meditation.

East Asian practitioners over the centuries have taught correct ways to enhance health, increase vitality, and achieve balance and harmony. By balancing mind, body, and spirit, and connecting with the limitless reserves of natural energy around them, they found that they could place themselves beyond the persisting negative influences in life, such as stress and conflict.

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I feel a strong need to share the wisdom and values I have inherited with as many people as possible.

I believe that my heritage, training, and personal and professional experience gives me the credibility and the capability to change readers’ lives.

My book, The Power of Living Meditation, aligns with many of the self-help practices which have been shown in scientific studies to have validity. These practices include meditation or mindfulness, stating what you’re grateful for each day, being charitable, and giving to others.

My work taps into the rising interest in East Asian culture. All things Korean—food, beauty, movies, and music—have surged in global popularity through social media and online platforms. There is even a name for it: the “Korean Wave.” This term describes the increase in global popularity of South Korean culture since the 1990s.

Practicing meditation to reduce stress is also becoming mainstream in America. Today, 9.3 million Americans meditate, fueling a $1 billion-plus industry comprised of meditation studios, books, DVDs, workshops, online courses, websites, apps, and supplies. (Marketdata Enterprises 2017 study.

In order to stand out, leaders in the field will need to be accountable and credible, appealing to an audience that includes men and women, younger adults, and older alike. I am confident in being able to meet that need.

“Stop being drunk on your own thoughts. Zoom out and see the world for all that it is.”