Bruce Lee was highly ranked in our childhood home. Between Kung Fu and Bruce Lee tv episodes, my brother Eric became a 12 year old, karate-chopping wonder, who dazzled us with his whipping chock-o sticks. This quote takes Bruce Lee a mile higher in my mind:
“Research your own experiences for the truth…Absorb what is useful…Add what is specifically your own…The creating individual is more than any style or system.”
Every decade produces its molds, but its reassuring that every decade produces the mold-breakers. The original thinkers. My brother Eric is one of those. “The creating individual is more than any style or system” points to our endless capacity for using the creative forces of the universe inside and outside our brains….to form and live a personal truth.
It seems I am always searching for the path toward a deeper authentic life. Sometimes I touch in on it, and feel electrified. Everything opens up. Other times, the old roles, the stale traffic patterns, the recycling dumb thoughts slowly closes me up into the trance of day to day. Yawn.
“We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own and other people’s models, learn to be ourselves and allow our natural channel to open.” ~Shakti Gawain.
I’ve been listening to Sigur Ross for a touch of brilliant, near-angelic tones to paint by.