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Lizards and what we can learn from them

July 2, 2012

Yes, lizards have a bad reputation.  They are considered creepy.  They are cold-blooded animals.  They look weird.  And yet, they are indeed Jung Suwon-imals, true warriors.

They actually have a lot to offer.  On the more obvious side of things, they eat all kinds of bad insects and keep your garden clean.

They also can adapt to different environments very well and make themselves blend in.  But most of all, they understand, and practice, one of Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s important teachings, that you have to let go of the old, and welcome the new, they know all about detachment.

For Jung Suwon-imal lizards, this starts with the physical being.  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim showed us a lizard with just a stub for a tail.  What had happened?  Well, lizards will gladly let go fo their tail, in order to survive!  And they can even re-grow that tail in time, and have a new one.

See, they know what Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim wrote in her book, “The Silent Master,” about letting go:

“Detachment is the means by which you let go of the old in order to make room for the new.  It is the means by which your good expands into greater good.  As you redefine yourself, you will have to let go of old thoughts, emotions, and situations.  Detachment is inner freedom.  It gives you the mobility you need to keep your thoughts free and clear; as a result, you free yourself from emotions that could cause you to take inappropriate action.”