Hyo Jin Moon December 2, 2007 7:00 am Belvedere
Here are my notes from Hyo Jin nim's speech Sunday 02 December 2007. My ability to convey what was actually said is limited. These, at most, convey some sense of what Hyo Jin nim said and are not a verbatim record. To see projects that Hyo Jin nim is working on log on to: definingmoment.tv/
Good morning. (Good morning)
Crazy day huh? (It had started snowing heavily) (Laughter)
The topic is gratitude.
What are you grateful for?
Until you are a little teenager you have no concept of gratitude. Because if you have just left the nipple I don't think you have a concept of gratitude.
It's when you start to struggle to find yourself that you understand the concept of gratitude.
And you ask yourself "What are you struggling for?"
I mean you can be fortunate enough to come into a concept where you can be the richest man on earth. How do you start to feel that gratitude? Let's say you're going to inherit, because your parents are so rich, billions of dollars. How are you going to feel gratitude?
Let's say that you came up with some kind of scheme and it's making lots of money, and you feel rich. Why? Because people are buying into your scheme. So how do you feel gratitude?
Think about even the simple scenario, how does one feel gratitude? Do they actually feel gratified in something? If and why? Think about it. How would they feel those things? What's the trick, what's the thing that will make those people, if you're in that situation, make them feel gratified?
Basic things we need to question and answer for ourselves.
We have to do that, and it has to be clear, because no one else is going to live your life.
Some things are basic and those things YOU MUST KNOW THE ANSWER. (Emphasizing each word with a tap on the podium)