The time has come to be like water as Bruce Lee said in one of his interviews. It does not matter whether it’s put in a cup, bottle or pot, it will take the shape. It adapts effortlessly. It’s flexible.
It follows the course set and flows with ease. If it finds an obstacle, it finds a way around, under and over it.
Life can be easier if one is like water, it has no emotions. Sigh. Wish humans had that quality.It can be hard dealing with emotions, you can easily find yourself in no man’s land. When you are there, you are worn out by life, rejected, dejected, and worse alone. What you thought you were good at, comes into question and you stop doing it. Unfortunately, it is what makes you find a country again. It keeps you ground and happy.
So, I will print Lee’s mind-numbing words and stick it on my bathroom mirror.
By Abby Lati
“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.”