“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. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” ~Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee was not only one of the greatest pioneers of martial arts, he was also a very intelligent, very educated philosopher. His life was lived through his art and his thought. In the above statement he not only illustrates how to maintain a lucid but uninhibited state of mind while engaging an opponent, but how to engage in life and search for truth.
We often become lost when visiting foreign spheres. Whether this is experiencing a new culture and understanding the norms, or visiting unknown intangible concepts. All spheres have barriers, and all barriers have the ability to be breached. These barriers can, also, keep wary seekers at bay.
To visit a new sphere is always a pleasurable experience for me. I find simplistic beauty in just the journey into these foreign realms. I recognize the concepts and the truths as they come to me without force. I see also the contrast between other spheres. As I take this all in, I witness each truth and recognize the possibility of alternative interpretation. With this as a practice, I’m able to see from a higher vantage point, recognize what is evident and let go of what is not in tune with my vibration. In tune or not, I may come back to it later for further exploration, at my own rhythm.
One can separate truth from falsehood, it often is easily distinguished by its blinding light or from its subtle ring. Though one must realize that both are always closely situated against one another; two complements of a singularity. The truth can be found everywhere. As Bruce Lee would say: “Truth has no path. Truth is living and, therefore, changing.”
The pure heart guides the mind along the path of paths. Following this, you can have peace of mind and enjoy your journey while viewing truth with soft eyes… Visit the sphere, view it from your own comfort zone and your own awareness will broaden to embrace new truths; small flickering fires that just might make you smile.