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Callan's Letter to Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim
By Callan Chythlook-Sifsof
Genre: Non-fiction Level: Junior 7-9
Year: 2003 Category: Letters About Literature

November 14, 2002

Dear Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim,

Your book has really been inspirational to me. It brings up a willpower that is so tremendous and the key to living a great life no matter what the world around you does. It's amazing to me that I have so much power over myself that I haven't even discovered yet. By reading your book, I have gained so much awareness and inner strength.

I am developing my silent master and learning how to show my true self, but I have yet to discover the power that my silent master has. It is a difficult task to re-educate yourself to have a different mindset from the one that you have been taught. For example, to feel in your mind that it's possible for you to break a stack of bricks with your forearm. While I've been taught that I can achieve anything, society puts limitations to creative thinking and the faith in things that can't be proved. But by finding your inner master and having faith in your ability to do anything, you can overcome appearingly insurmountable obstacles. No matter what hardships I face, I can accomplish anything.

This topic has given me so much to think about. What are the physical boundaries to things you can do? Is life like "The Matrix," where any rule or law of physics can be broken with the right inner strength or mindset? It seems possible that this can be true. If people can bend spoons with their mind and energy, then why can't this be?

Your book also has helped me with motivation. I've been telling myself that school projects take so much time and work to complete, so I would put them off, out of laziness, till the weekend before they were due. Now I tell myself that if I just start, it will be done soon and it works!

I look forward to reading some of your other books to learn more of the concepts you talk about. I also look forward to learning the art of Jung Su Won. Thank you for sharing this knowledge with me.

Callan Chythlook-Sifsof
8th Grade
Girdwood Jr. High School, Girdwood
Teacher: Judy Onslow

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