As Bruce Lee said, “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.”
This applies to so much more than kung fu — it’s about life itself. Life is easier, so much easier!, when you’re able to flow with the changes. Making yourself the flexible aspect doesn’t mean you’re giving up – it means you’re leaning in.
Be like water. Let yourself become part of what’s happening around you, instead of fighting back. Water freezes, melts, and vaporizes, after all; water is heavy and water is also a life force.
Water holds tremendous power, silently.