The water



In the whole world there is nothing softer or weaker than water.
And yet, in the way it adds to the hard, nothing equals it.
It cannot be changed by anything.
Everyone on earth knows that the weak defeats the strong and the soft defeats the hard, but no one is able to act accordingly.
Lao Tzu, Dao De Ching

"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.
Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee

What do both of them mean by this?
We are not to resist everything by going against it with all our might. When something comes at us (yang), we back away (yin), waiting for our opportunity. According to the law of vibration, every pendulum swings back and forth.
Stay in the flow of life, and do not unnecessarily chafe at resistance.

Understand the situation and act with life, not against it.


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