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