Life presents us with unlimited opportunities to learn about
our true selves. Knowing who we truly are puts us on a path
to become the greatest version of ourselves. True strength, peace and freedom come from inside of ourselves.
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.
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.
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.
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.