Be Water, My Friend

Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. You put water into a cup; it becomes the cup. You put water into a teapot; it becomes the teapot. You put it into a bottle; it becomes the bottle. Now water can flow, or it can crash! Be water, my friend.

Chapter 1 - The Water Way

Be Aware

Be Pliable

When man is living, he is soft and pliable; when he is dead, he becomes rigid. Pliability is life; rigidity is death, whether we are speaking of the body, the mind, or the spirit. Be pliable.

Be Purposeful

Be Whole

Chapter 2 - The Empty Cup

I must give up my desire to force, direct, strangle the world outside of me and within me in order to be completely open, responsible, aware, alive. This is often called "to make oneself empty," which does not mean something negative, but means the openness to receive.

Chapter 3 - The Eternal Student

Chapter 4 - The Opponent

There is a powerful craving in most of us to see ourselves as instruments in the hands of others and thus free ourselves from the responsibility for actions, which are prompted by our own questionable impulses and inclinations.

Chapter 5 - The Tools

Take Aim

Take Action

An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion. ~ Isaac Newton


Be Symbolic


Get Physical

Embrace the Process

Chapter 6 - The Obstacle

Defeat is a state of mind; no one is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.

Chapter 7 - The Rainstorm

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.

Chapter 8 - The Living Void

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