be like water

In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup.”
– Bruce Lee
“Choose the positive. You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.”
– Bruce Lee

“Flow in the living moment. — We are always in a process of becoming and nothing is fixed. Have no rigid system in you, and you’ll be flexible to change with the ever changing. Open yourself and flow, my friend. Flow in the total openness of the living moment. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.”
– Bruce Lee
“It’s not what you give, it’s the way you give it.
– Bruce Lee
“The moment is freedom. — I couldn’t live by a rigid schedule. I try to live freely from moment to moment, letting things happen and adjusting to them.”
– Bruce Lee
“When one has reached maturity in the art, one will have a formless form. It is like ice dissolving in water. When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style.”
– Bruce Lee
“I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.”
– Bruce Lee
“Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.”
– Bruce Lee
“The world is full of people who are determined to be somebody or to give trouble. They want to get ahead, to stand out. Such ambition has no use for a gung fu man, who rejects all forms of self-assertiveness and competition”
– Bruce Lee
“Because one does not want to be disturbed, to be made uncertain, he establishes a pattern of conduct, of thought, a pattern of relationship to man etc. Then he becomes a slave to the patter and takes the pattern to be the real thing.”
– Bruce Lee.
Only give focus, time, energy, and attention to what makes you viberate higher.
“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”
– Bruce Lee
“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”
– Bruce Lee
“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
― Bruce Lee
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and 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
“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”
– Bruce Lee
“Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.”
– Bruce Lee
“Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image”
– Bruce Lee
“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.”
– Bruce Lee


in the article above, i believe, at the most instinctual & primal philosophical level, Bruce Lee expresses, the nurture of things, the nurture of nature. this is why i feel Bruce Lee was way ahead of his time, because he was applying ancient wisdom to modern life philosophy.  the focus on this primal philosophical belief is the art of nurture of the nature.

at a molecular & conscious level, we become our environment, we become what we eat, we become what we do or practice, we become what we feel, we become what we think, we become what we believe. we are always “becoming” or “evolving” & this is the simple art of “being”, just like nature. nature & nurture are intrinsically intertwined like a yin yang, there is not one without the other.

Bruce Lee was a master of this very knowledge.  when he expresses “be like water” he is implying to become a shapeshifter to the nature. the art of adaptation, just as found in the ecosystems of the earth.  this is a philosophical explanation of the art of consciousness & conscious creating. the more conscious one becomes, the more creating through the nurture of nature one practices in oneself.  everything begins from within, with the individual of consciousness creating.

there is no other element like water.  water is magic. water creates & destroys.  water is still, it flows, it freezes, it steams & it evaporates. what other element has this natural magic?  water holds consciousness, our bodies are made of 60% water.

water is a pure assertive element. it is reactionary to its environment, it is the most integrated & fragmented element depending upon surroundings, thus water is the most responsive element found in nature.

water in its essence embodies purity.  it is the most fluid element.  water is a shape shifting element depending on its nurture.

if our bodies consist of 60% water, which contains consciousness, the nature of our molecules, cells, tissues, organs, internal systems, change & adapt according to our environment, what we put into our bodies, what we feel, think, & believe which alters our bodies & behavior patterns.  everything affects us on a molecular level, & some of us are very in tune with this, the more conscious one becomes, the more hyper sensitive to this knowledge one is.

the most important knowledge to higher consciousness is awakeness, carefulness, mindfulness & nurturing the nature. protecting the divinity within.

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