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Myung Sung™: The Art of Practicing Meditation and Mindfulness Every Moment of Your Day

As the daughter of a Korean monk, I was taught living meditation at a young age. It is a centuries-old principle my ancestors followed to live purpose and meaning-filled lives. 

 

You can achieve Living Meditation by following 8 key steps: 

Key 1: Know Your True Self

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.

Key 2: The True-Right-Correct Method

What is true is a reflection of our inner state? The right

decision is what does the best for everyone involved. The

correct choice to make is a balance between what is right and

what is true.

Key 3: Stop Being Drunk on Your Own Thoughts

In Korean, Doe Chi means to be “drunk on one’s thoughts”. We

use this phrase to describe those who allow their thoughts

and beliefs to limit their view. To practice Myung Sung, we

widen our perspective, and then we take accountability for

our actions and see our circumstances clearly. Through this we

become empowered and able to change our own reality.

Key 4: How Will You Be Remembered?

We are all going to leave a legacy. How significant that legacy

is depends on us. When we begin looking for ways to plant

seeds of goodness for future generations, we often notice that

there are small, everyday opportunities to do so all around us.

Key 5: Seek Connectedness & Honor

To live with honor means to respect others for the role they

perform for the good of all. This respect is based on a deep

appreciation and underlying love for all living things.

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Key 6: Change Your Reality for the Better

We all have the ability to change our realities for better or

for worse. When we let our inner world determine our outer

reality, we can cultivate a sense of deep peace and strength

that carries us through every situation.

Key 7: It Only Takes One Match to Light a Thousand

It only takes one positive action, one person, or one thought

to ignite a thousand more. However, just as there is night

and day, loud and soft, masculine and feminine, yin and yang,

there is always positive and negative, which means that just

as this principle applies to the positive, it also means that one

negative action, person or thought can ignite a thousand more.

If we know the impact that even one of our thoughts has, then

we can be that much more aware of the fact that each one

of us holds the power and has the choice in any and every

situation to make our lives and the lives of those around us

better or not. No moment is unimportant.

Key 8: Be Like Bamboo

There are times to be hard and there are times to be flexible.

This is the balance of life. Instead of always being inflexible,

be like bamboo: strong but flexible so as not to break, with

knowledge, experience and wisdom that softly moves with the

rhythm of the Tao – the way of the universe.

Myung Sung™: The Korean Art of Living Meditation®

As the daughter of a Korean monk, I was taught living meditation at a young age. It is a centuries-old principle my ancestors followed to live purpose and meaning-filled lives. 

 

You can achieve Living Meditation by following 8 key steps: 

Key 1: Know Your True Self

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.

Key 2: The True-Right-Correct Method

What is true is a reflection of our inner state? The right

decision is what does the best for everyone involved. The

correct choice to make is a balance between what is right and

what is true.

Key 3: Stop Being Drunk on Your Own Thoughts

In Korean, Doe Chi means to be “drunk on one’s thoughts”. We

use this phrase to describe those who allow their thoughts

and beliefs to limit their view. To practice Myung Sung, we

widen our perspective, and then we take accountability for

our actions and see our circumstances clearly. Through this we

become empowered and able to change our own reality.

Key 4: How Will You Be Remembered?

We are all going to leave a legacy. How significant that legacy

is depends on us. When we begin looking for ways to plant

seeds of goodness for future generations, we often notice that

there are small, everyday opportunities to do so all around us.

Key 5: Seek Connectedness & Honor

To live with honor means to respect others for the role they

perform for the good of all. This respect is based on a deep

appreciation and underlying love for all living things.

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Key 6: Change Your Reality for the Better

We all have the ability to change our realities for better or

for worse. When we let our inner world determine our outer

reality, we can cultivate a sense of deep peace and strength

that carries us through every situation.

Key 7: It Only Takes One Match to Light a Thousand

It only takes one positive action, one person, or one thought

to ignite a thousand more. However, just as there is night

and day, loud and soft, masculine and feminine, yin and yang,

there is always positive and negative, which means that just

as this principle applies to the positive, it also means that one

negative action, person or thought can ignite a thousand more.

If we know the impact that even one of our thoughts has, then

we can be that much more aware of the fact that each one

of us holds the power and has the choice in any and every

situation to make our lives and the lives of those around us

better or not. No moment is unimportant.

Key 8: Be Like Bamboo

There are times to be hard and there are times to be flexible.

This is the balance of life. Instead of always being inflexible,

be like bamboo: strong but flexible so as not to break, with

knowledge, experience and wisdom that softly moves with the

rhythm of the Tao – the way of the universe.

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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.

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.