Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. In life, I have found that wisdom comes in many forms and through many people – as I have eyes to see and ears to hear. My experience has proven that I apply knowledge through the wisdom that I gain because of the circumstances that I encounter while I live my life.
“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” Bruce Lee
My experience has shown me that what I thought was once useful, is no longer useful. My experience has taught me that I could not know, until I was ready to know. My process has taught me that I was not ready to let go of what was not useful, until I was able to see what was not working. My experience has taught me that I can not grow beyond my current abilities unless I continue to be honest with myself.
“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” Bruce Lee
Consequently, I need to remain committed to the process of being honest with myself. By being honest with myself, I am able to grow in self-awareness and self-acceptance. By growing in self-awareness and self-acceptance, I am able to grow in my ability to understand – through empathy – other people, instead of seeking to be understood – by other people. By growing in understanding, I am able to serve.
“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” Bruce Lee
One of the principles that Bruce Lee implemented in Jeet Kune Do was the principle of economy of motion. In my training in the martial arts, I work on implementing this principle. In my life, I work on implementing the principle of economy of motion by using my gifts, talent and abilities in ways that work for me through discarding what is not useful and hacking away at what is unessential.
“Insist on yourself, never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half-possession…Do that which is assigned to you and you can not hope too much or dare too much.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
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