Saturday, July 24, 2010

Water


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" 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.

8 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice. some great wisdom in bruce's words...if we settled for the way it was always done...we would never get anywhere new...

Bernie said...

By being true to oneself - it is only then that we are able to learn and to grow and all of it can be so wonderful.....:-)Hugs

jack69 said...

Great idea if you can work it!
I flow most of the time.

Kelly said...

Love the Bruce Lee quote!!

Muthering Heights said...

That's a very interesting quote!

Tempo said...

Wise words, wish I could live up to that ideal...

WINDOWLAD said...

..yeah, be like water... adaptability and flexibility in this world full of changes... what a great reflection i have in here... you have a very nice space in here... i think, i would love to be part!!!(^^)

A Blessed Sunday!!!:)

>Kelvin

Heather said...

He was deffinately a leader and not a follower.

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