Expansion

Learning, growing, deeply flowing
Letting go of all that got in the way

Being you
Always true

Seeing how it is,
You’re not here to impress;
You are here to expand

To always grow,
Continually flow

Finding your way,
Come what may
Where nothing will stop you

You’re finding your balance
So all sides are even

Drop all expectations
As they will too

It works both ways man,
Adapt and flow
💗

~ M. L Adams

What would water do?

Thinking on some recent challenges and how to overcome them,
I thought of Bruce Lee’s words,

‘Be like water’

and came up with the following, on the way of least resistance. 💗

What would water do

What would water do,
It never holds or clings
It flows, it moves, it adapts,
Never resisting
Simply going with where it is
Flowing,
Always finding the way 💗

~ M. L Adams

Always Ahead

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Always ahead,
Knowing
In the space,
Responding
Never reacting,
Here as one,
Flowing,
Adapting
Always ahead,
Seeing;
Here as being,
Transcending;
As stillness in action

– M. L Adams

Discipline and focus

Discipline and focus allow for effective learning and adaptability in flow. If not for the discipline and structure then focus is scattered. There is then a lack of awareness and therefore inability to adapt, flow and grow efficiently in practice.

The discipline and structure should be aligned accordingly in order to learn the next step and movement. The adaptability that comes with it allows for necessary training and new things to be learnt with the awareness to apply where most appropriate.

If the ego or prior knowledge gets in the way then there is lack of awareness and an inability to adapt and learn effectively.

Without sufficient respect for the teacher/ mentor nothing can actually be learnt. Because of this the whole mind should be emptied and full awareness applied each and every time one is being taught.

The teachers knowledge is rightly far beyond what the student knows, therefore full awareness, discipline, respect and focus is always required.

Sidenotes

– Emptying your cup allows for full focus
– Self discipline is essential in order to learn and execute fully
– Without full focus one cannot learn and execute fully
– With full focus can adapt accordingly- when something is not working then have the awareness to change it. To be like water, adapt and flow.
– Discipline also shows respect to the art and teacher, also clearing the mind allowing for learning.

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Detachment and Attachment

After practicing Jeet Kune Do for the last 3 months I’ve found myself having some philosophical insights and reflections after classes, so I’ve decided to add this as a regular topic on my blog in hope these insights may also be of some inspiration to you.

The following is my latest insight, please do share your thoughts and comments too. Thank you. 🙏

Detatchment and Attachment

Ultimately it’s about detachment, in detachment you have conscious awareness and control. You are able to direct your energy where it is you choose to go.

Find and attach as you need and is right to do, at the right timing and then let go.

You are your own unit of conscious energy, learn and trust in your directing of it. Only then can you be equally aware of where others are and what they are doing.

In order to not be directed, you need to be detached in the sense that you are the observer – to direct, you need to be in control, in charge of where you are at all times, always- knowing.

From here you are really in a position to guide and teach others because you can see all and be all- you can adapt, direct & let go.

This is full awareness from the ultimate whole – it sees all – it’s not in a fixed position – it flows, it adapts. Be like water therefore, don’t attach, be the flow, always moving, flowing, adapting and changing. Always letting go.

In letting go you find new things, new ways- you open your mind. You are never fixed or stuck but always moving as you need to, just like water.

Sometimes you may direct and sometimes you are directed, sometimes it is still and balanced but it is never fixed. Everything changes and has to change otherwise it does not grow.

Water within is always centred but it adapts as it needs to- to the environment- to the one it’s with. To learn, grow and move, it adapts, it follows. Only then may it rise and as it’s stronger it can guide rather than be guided.

Trust within that you do and will adapt and flow just as you need to do, that your energy is one, always is and always will be. Therefore use your mind, trust with feeling that wherever you go is the right way, as you are always learning.

“Give up thinking as though not giving it up. Observe the techniques as though not observing.” ~ Bruce Lee

Truth is a pathless road

Truth is a pathless road.
A road that is not a road.
It is total expression that has no before or after.
How can there be methods and systems by which to arrive at something that is living?
To that which is static, fixed, dead, there can be a way, a definite path but not to that which is living
~ Bruce Lee ~