Teachings

Chi Clinic: An Interview with Master Sang Kim

Q: Is there something a person can do to be more receptive to Chi? A: Yes, you can. Master Chin used to say that it doesn’t really matter whether you believe in it or not, or what you do. If you send Chi, you get the benefits anyways. I agree with him; that is actually…

Enlightenment

We think, thinking is good. We think, thinking is necessary. We value and treasure our thoughts. We all say things such as, “Oh, I think too much!”, “Just stop thinking about it!” or “I should be more present, be in the now!!!” as pearls of wisdom but yet we end up thinking any way. The…

Play is not what we think

When we think of play, we think of fun moments from our past, especially when we were kids. We remember water parks, we remember Disney World, we remember the jungle gym… the kind of activities where we had fun and felt lots of joy. When we look at kids playing, we look at them playing…

Gratitude

It’s difficult to be grateful with what we have. We have been educated to get ahead. To grow, to look for the next thing. We have been educated to be discontent with the current state of things. Also, what we have seems to be boring. There seems to be no novelty. We feel life should…

Journaling

The Journaling portion of our System is where you can reach Enlightenment. The Tai-Chi portion is really for full potential. They’re different. A human being can reach their full potential without Enlightenment. I see Tai-Chi people who have immense amounts of ability and mastery, and they have no self-knowledge. And enlightenment to me is when…

It’s not about being Peaceful

The ultimate goal of the SUN SHEN System is not about being calm, peaceful, or in a zen state, unless that’s what you fundamentally desire. Our System is about having enough tools to have understanding about yourself to pursue that which you desire the most. Our System is based upon fulfillment, not abstinence or asceticism….

Secrets

A secret is a promise that at some point some information that hasn’t been revealed will be revealed. People always focus on the part that it’s hidden. No one focuses on the part where it will come out. I promise you, that whatever is hidden will at some point be exposed. Don’t try and hide…

Beyond Talent

Tai-Chi is not something you can learn with talent. If you think it is possible, good luck.  I will tell you, of all my students, the ones that left too soon were the ones that were talented.  When I first started, like most teachers, I liked the people who would get it fast.  I have…

The Kingdom of Heaven

Every human being is seeking one thing. Everything we pursue, everything we look for, everything we desire is really one thing that we really want. All spiritual traditions talk about this. Many people call it enlightenment, the Buddhists call it Nirvana, the Hindus call it Moksha, the Taoists call it harmony with nature, and some…