Meditations 8

IMG_0222Do not start from a conclusion – To understand, surely, there must be a state of choiceless awareness in which there is no sense of comparison or condemnation, no waiting for a further development of the thing we are talking about in order to agree or disagree – don’t start from a conclusion above all. (Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Advice for Daily Living) Continue reading

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Meditations 7

IMG_0255Concepts vs. understanding – If you learn concepts, if you work for information, then you don’t understand. You only explain. When a man is thinking he stands off from what he is trying to understand. (Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Advice for Daily Living) Continue reading

Meditations 6

IMG_0237Knowledge is of the past – Knowledge is of the past; learning is in the present, a constant movement, in relationship with the outward things, without the past. (Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living) Continue reading

Meditations 5

IMG_0220An intelligent mind is constantly learning. – An intelligent mind is one which is constantly learning, never concluding – styles and patterns have come to conclusion, therefore they [have] ceased to be intelligent. (Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living) Continue reading

Meditations 4

The importance of adaptation – The inability to adapt brings destruction. (Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living)

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The adaptive mind – That of not being tense but ready, not thinking but not dreaming, not being rigidly set but flexible. Aware and alert, ready for whatever may come. (Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living) Continue reading

Meditations 3

Bruce Lee 2The classical man is a slave to the tradition – The classical man is just a bundle of routines, ideas, and expressed tradition. When he acts, he is translating every living moment in terms of the old. (Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living) Continue reading

Meditations 2

Do not restrict yourself to one approach. – There are different approaches, you know? But each person must not be limited to one approach. We must approach it with our own self – we are always in a learning process, whereas a “style” [or system] is a concluded , established, solidified something. You cannot do that, because you learn every day as you get older. (Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living)

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A choice method imprisons the mind. – A choice method, however exacting, fixes the mind in a pattern. A choice method is the cultivation of resistance, and where there is resistance there is no understanding. A well-disciplined mind is not a free mind. Any technique, however worthy and desirable, becomes a disease when the mind is obsessed with it. (Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living) Continue reading