The fleeting winds of time
Flying through each day
All the things I should’ve done
But time just slipped away
Remember seize the day
Life goes by in the blink of an eye
With so much left to say
These were the best of times
I’ll miss these days
Your spirit lit my life each day
Thank you for the inspiration
Thank you for the smiles
All the unconditional love
That carried me for miles
It carried me for miles
But most of all thank you for my life
Bruce Lee’s philosophies have inspired millions of people the world over. He was a diligent man and made copious notes on his thoughts and ideas on how to live life to its fullest as well as on his martial expression. Bruce Lee also lived his philosophies believing that philosophies are meant to be applied not just pondered. Though his philosophies are numerous, there are several that are core to his outlook on life and martial arts.
Be Water, My Friend.
Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Always be yourself; express yourself; have faith in yourself.
When I look around, I always learn something and that is to be always yourself, and to express yourself, to have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. Start from the very root of your being, which is “how can I be me?”
Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful Reject what is useless. Add what is essentially your own.
Using no way as way; having no limitation as limitation
Did you really do your best?
Is everything in your order? Is everything really controlled?
Does anything fear you the most? Does a sensation of someone falls you apart?
Do you really think it is enough for you? Do you really think you know everything about what you boast?
Can you get killed for the person you think you love the most?
Can you save yourself?
Have you ever wondered of how you came to be like this?
Are you really the person you think you are?
And doesn’t it hurt you to be so willingly failing every time? Does it seem so blatantly hopeless to rise again, when you’re sure that the feelings of happiness is gonna tear you down again, leaving you desperate, till your mind start boggling upon the wonders you are yet to go through! ‘Or may it be the most frightening day of your life.’ Your feelings give you a sense of warnings!
The joy, the enthusiasm, the excitement of your patience. The hard works you’ve done! The smell on your skin, the bruise on your back and the scars around your face! You’ve tried it all. Being through all the struggles, the hopes of being insanely great and a true champion. That is what you only think about!
But don’t you know what life has yet to offer? Do you know what is coming next? Do you know that your every step is right. Or the best step you thought was your biggest mistake? What would you do? When everything you thought good came down crashing your world turning you into nothing, but just a mere ash, that gets blown away with the wind.
What if you turn out to lose on the very thing that you thought you was insanely good?
Provided that you have practically done almost everything possible?
The intense view of these manifold contradictions and imperfections in human reason has so wrought upon me, and heated my brain, that I am ready to reject all belief and reasoning, and can look upon no opinion even as more probable or likely than another. Where am I, or what? From what causes do I derive my existence, and to what condition shall I return? Whose favor shall I court, and whose anger must I dread? What beings surround me? and on whom have I any influence, or who have any influence on me? I am confounded with all these questions, and begin to fancy myself in the most deplorable condition imaginable, envisioned with the deepest darkness, and utterly deprived of the use of every member and faculty.
Philosophy has often seen itself as a way of transcending the merely human, of giving the human being a new and more godlike set of activities and attachments. The alternative I explore here sees it as a way of being human and speaking humanly. That suggestion will appeal only to those who actually want to be human, who see in human life as it is, with its surprises and connections, its pains and sudden joys, a story worth embracing. This in no way means not wishing to make life better than it is. But…there are ways of transcending that are human and ‘internal,’ and other ways that involve flight and repudiation.
“Don’t waste water! You have to save water! There is water scarcity. And we are the one to minimize that, close the tap!”
Seniors teach their juniors.
Do you think the senior is good in his sense?
Of course, he is! He is doing his best to not to let the water go into waste.
We all know, supplying drinking water has become a problem for the most of the countries around the globe, so ‘not wasting’ water is a good thing to do!
Now, think of something else. For a minute or so, just forget you are living in your home, schools, and your other daily places. Imagine there are no buildings around you, and you are a nature boy!
The fact; that our planet is half more than water and we are living in some piece of land, surrounded by water resource in every direction! Don’t you think you’ve got the right to drink water almost everywhere? That’s what other living beings do! Find your nearest water resource.
But what is happening with human minds?
The resources that are easily available on the nature, should be bought for its use?
And we consider ourselves highly intelligent?