Teacup Sky

 

A teacup without emptiness

Is like a bird without sky

Caught up some where

With nowhere to fly

Lost in its ownness

Trying to get by

With nothing to trust in

No wind and no sky,

When a teacup has emptiness

The bird can again fly

Free in it’s trusting

In the oneness of it’s own flight ❤

~ M.L Adams

The Silent Flute

This one has to be my favourite poem of Bruce Lee’s ❤️️

I wish neither to possess
Nor be possessed
I no longer covet paradise
More important, I no longer fear hell

The medicine for my suffering
I had within me from the very beginning,
But I did not take it

My ailment came from within myself
But I did not observe it
Until this moment

Now I see that I will never find the light
Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel,
Consuming myself

~ Bruce Lee

A true inspiration ❤️️

Great mentors and teachers ❤️

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‘Better than a thousand days of study is one day with a great teacher.’ ~ Japanese Proverb

This post is dedicated to the loving memory of Sigung Richard Bustillo who passed away peacefully in the early hours of this morning

I’ve been fortunate enough in my life to have been blessed with some really great teachers, ones who’ve not only taught me how to improve my external world but often more importantly my inner world.

I treasure every single teacher and mentor I have and have ever had because I recognise the value that they bring to my life. In how they have helped me see things differently and achieve things I may never have otherwise achieved

Without great teachers we can never grow to become the person we really want to be and understand things we may have never otherwise understood.

The value of great teachers can really be underestimated and all of us can benefit from a great teacher because we are always learning.

As the Japanese proverb states even just one day spent with a great teacher can be immensely powerful.

I’d like to dedicate this post to loving memory of one great teacher, Sigung Richard Bustillo a teacher who I spent a truly valuable weekend training with last year.

Richard Bustillo was a student and personal friend of Bruce Lee and also a teacher of Bruce Lee’s own art of Jeet Kune Do.

To be able to train with Richard Bustillo last year was a true gift and a time I will never forget; his spirit, energy and teachings inspired me greatly. I will always remember those treasured days in 2016 and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to be taught by him.

RIP Richard Bustillo ❤️

Jkd

Jkd is nothing
It’s a being
A process
That lies in the space in between
Therefore it can not be seen or described
Because it is in fact a liberation
It’s a pairing of opposites-
In order to find the centre
The space
That which exists in between everything;
That is everything
And therefore it is nothing
It is not a system, yet it is
A style that is not a style
Don’t get hung up on it
It’s one with everything
This is how it liberates
And why the teacher is only the pointer

~ M. L Adams

The way of water

To be like water
As it flows with the way
Whatever is in front of it
It knows its own way
Moving around over or under
Beyond any obstacle it may face,
Knowing where it’s heading;
It always finds a way
Nothing ever stops it;
Nothing gets in the way
It simply moulds itself
To the way it wishes to take
Moving around, over or under,
Never failing , Always finding;
Flowing with the way 💕

~ M. L Adams

Walk on

 

‘Why add tension of emotion/thought to a situation which is illusion, to the extent that it is real, of a passing moment?

Do what seems wise to be done,
Forget it and walk on.
Walk on and see a new view,
Walk on and see the birds fly,

Walk on and leave behind all things that would damn up the inlet,
Or clog the outlet, of experience’

– Bruce Lee –