Saturday, July 24, 2010
" Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee is one of my heroes. He rejected the idea of strict adherence to a particular style...refused to do things a certain way just because that's the way it was always done. He said, "Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it. " Instead of debating which form of martial arts was the best, he took what he liked from each of them and created his own.
Someone left a comment that now was a good time to be Zen. You made me remember Bruce's philosophy.