“Be water, my friend” wisdom from Bruce Lee

Practical wisdom from a legend and master
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.

Listen to the wisdom from the legend and master, Bruce Lee. He was not merely a martial artist who trained his body to do super human feats but also his mind.

This brilliant podcast is narrated by his daughter, Shannon Lee and contains the audio of his famous words above.

I am fascinated but what he has to say.

Maria Popova has a brilliant article on his ideas and philosophy and describes him as, “ one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century”.

I agree.

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