A famous Bruce Lee quote talks about being like water. Water, a substance that makes up 71% of the earth’s surface and about 60% of your body, is able to take the form of whatever it encounters. “If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle” – Bruce Lee.
Pondering water and its incredible attributes, I’m reminded of much easier my life is when I remain fluid. Not everything goes as planned…and that’s ok. Recently, I had a health crisis that spun my whole thought process for a loop. Here I was, healthy, happy, high-energy, and -BOOM- I encounter this life-changing moment that shifted my trajectory.
But instead of getting stuck in how my life was, now, different than my expectations, I can choose to be like water and go with the flow. I can celebrate the diverse moments in my life instead of feeling defeated by them. I can trust the process, knowing that every shift in my path is teaches me more about myself.
Water can be gentle and it can also be powerful. It is a life-sustaining element and yet water also destroys. Water is uniquely adaptable to any and all environments and the beautiful thing is that the water is still completely itself. I’m learning to embrace these qualities in myself. And I hope you do too. Be like water my friend.