Here is one tip from the book for managing negative emotions:
“It may be difficult at first to redirect your emotions in a positive direction. You may find yourself returning to the destructive emotion, even after you have made up your mind to change. Remember, though, that it is just a habit of the brain that keeps bringing you back to that point. As with any habit, it will take time to practice and break it.
To keep yourself on the positive track, find a way to remind yourself of the constructive action that will replace the negative emotion. For example, you might want to get a small stone and write an inspiring word on it. Or wear a ring that reminds you of your promise to yourself. Every time you see it, your mind will be redirected in a more positive direction.”
Before his enlightenment, Ilchi Lee was actually a black belt in Tae Kwon Do from a young age. As an adult, he ran a physical health training center for a little while that included martial arts. After his enlightenment, one of the training methods he developed to help people feel the universal principles to which he had been enlightened was a non-combative, healing martial art he called DahnMuDo.
DahnMuDo, like other Brain Education methods, establishes the proper, healthy flow of ki energy in the body, which leads to optimal health of body, mind, and spirit. Students of DahnMuDo develop lower bodies that are both physically and energetically strong. Their upper bodies feel unburdened and relaxed, with energy that feels diffuse and merged with universal energy. Their posture becomes straighter as their bones and muscles become aligned. Their dahn-jon, or core, becomes very strong and supportive of their hearts and brain.
There has been great demand for a training aid that DahnMuDo students can use to learn and study at home. Now the publisher of Ilchi Lee’s products, BEST Life Media, has created a 3-DVD set to supply that demand. The trainer on the DVD is Master Owoon, the leading DahnMuDo trainer who developed the DahnMuDo School curriculum and who manages DahnMuDo training around the world. In the DVDs, Master Owoon not only teaches students the proper DahnMuDo forms, but gives profound insight and instruction into energy principles not often heard elsewhere.
The DVD set will be available on September 30, 2009, but BEST Life Media is offering pre-shipping for pre-orders on their website. In the meantime, you can get a brief taste from this trailer:
On August 15, 2009, Ilchi Lee shared his vision of new values, a new culture, and a new world with almost 4,000 people at Radio City Music Hall. Through his Brain Art Festival, hosted by the International Brain Education Association (IBREA) and the Korea Institute of Brain Science (KIBS), of which Lee is president, Ilchi Lee showed people that the potential of their brain is limitless. Since our brains create our problems, but our solutions as well, the potential of our society and our world is also limitless. Through our brains we can create an ideal world in which people work harmoniously together to benefit all.
At the festival, Ilchi Lee showed the audience how they can tap into their brain’s potential with Brain Wave Vibration. He lead them in a Brain Wave Vibration training, demonstrating a new way to do it to music composed by Arang Park specially for this event. The music incorporated a sound recording of the blood flow in Ilchi Lee’s brain during deep meditation.
You can watch a recap of this thought-provoking and thrilling event in this video:
Beyond the principles and theories that underlie Brain Wave Vibration, the most important aspect is the benefit you receive through actual practice. If you practice sincerely and with an open mind, I think you will be surprised how soon you will be¬gin to experience benefits.
The best way to understand the benefits of Brain Wave Vibration is to actually do it. In the back of this book you will find detailed instructions and suggestions that will help you make the most of the practice. Nevertheless, you can actually start right now, right here while you are sitting here reading this book. All you have to do is put this book down and gently shake your head back and forth. Close your eyes and concentrate on the movement of your head going back and forth. Just focus on the natural rhythm for one or two minutes—back and forth, back and forth. Go ahead—put the book down.
However, I decided that my greater goal was far bigger than this one temporary situation. So, I opted to change my information about the event. I decided not to think, “I was robbed when I came to America.” I also did not want to think, “I have lost several thousand dollars.” Instead I decided to think, “I made a donation to New York City.” That way, I could be happy about the incident and move on toward the creation of my vision. And indeed, that “investment” did give rise to many great things, none of which would be possible if I had followed the negative thoughts and emotions that came with the initial event. Negative emotions are normal and natural in the face of life’s challenges, but to be caught up in them is detrimental to the progress of life. Realize how quickly you can change your brainwaves, and always keep an eye on the greater vision of your life.
All you need is genuine determination to bring what you desire into reality. If you really want to start creating your life, get the word impossible out of your vocabulary. Yes, there is a certain value to remaining realistic, but do you really desire much beyond the realm of realism? I have met few people who honestly desire something that goes beyond the basic laws of the universe. I am willing to bet that everything you are looking to create will fit very nicely into the system of reality as it is currently manifested, so don’t be afraid to after what you want in life.
I really don’t believe in greatness that is bestowed as a rare gift to a few lucky ones. Rather, I think everyone has greatness inside them. It is really just a matter of persistence—sticking to what you have envisioned until it is reality. I have a deep conviction that everyone, including you, has been given exactly the right set of gifts to fulfill some magnificent purpose for their lives. Greatness must simply be chosen. And if you choose it, it will happen.
I could have gotten lost in the details of those events and become swept away by the emotions that accompany them. I have come to realize, however, that life situations, no matter how difficult, are only temporary.
You must remember that life is not a romantic movie. When you take a big step forward in life, it is not likely that anyone will be there to say, “Congratulations! You are so brave! Here is your reward.” If you have someone that supportive in your life, that’s great, but don’t count on it. In fact, life sometimes dishes up exactly the opposite.
I remember arriving for the first time in the United States many years ago. I landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport, hardly speaking a word of English, coming to experience a culture that was completely foreign to me. I planned to meet a student of mine that was struggling to keep a center open there, so I had packed a few thousand dollars in my suitcase to assist him.
Ilchi Lee is an author, holistic educator and founder of a unique system of mind-body practices based on Korean Taoist teachings. He began sharing his message for personal growth and peace by teaching exercises to a stroke victim in a public park in 1980.
Lee went on to found Dahn Yoga and other practices to share his philosophy of holistic living and empowerment around the world. Because of his passion for the importance of the human brain in personal development, these programs became collectively referred to as “Brain Education.” He has also written several books and established non-profit organizations to further his dream of people living harmoniously with the earth and each other.
This blog tracks Ilchi Lee’s events and humanitarian activities, and shares stories about how his teachings have helped individuals achieve personal growth, peace and optimal health.