Bruce Lee once said:
“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.”
With all that said about water, there’s more to it.
It’s tasteless. Yet the most refreshing and enjoyable drink you can consume when you’re thirsty.
It’s colourless. Yet a photograph or painting of water can capture the closest aesthetic to natures perfection.
It’s emotionless. Yet it can be aggressive, dangerous and life threatening, or completely calm, placid and zen like.
Water is a complex. Like many things in life, it can be mans best friend, or mans worst enemy.
The world can be a mans best friend or his worst enemy. Life is hard and we all get overwhelmed when we feel like it’s resting on our shoulders.
Sometimes, with all that weight, you feel like you’re going to collapse. Last night my living room ceiling did just that. Collapsed. Water caused it. Ironic.
Value in this post: (Because if you write, you should always write something worth reading).
None of what I said in this posts has value. apart from the bit above it, (Bruce Lee’s quote).
That’s today’s value. Nothing new, but even if it serves as just a reminder to be like water – it’s a valuable reminder.
Be nice. Flow through your hurdles. Find the silver linings in them and you’ll be alright.