“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.”Bruce Lee
The ones who know me are well aware of my admiration for Bruce Lee, and for those who don’t, allow me to explain why. ‘The Silent Flute,’ the last script that Bruce Lee wrote but unfortunately never got a chance to produce, has played a significant role in shaping my perception towards life. A film inspired by this script titled ‘Circle of Iron,’ starring David Carradine, was released in 1978, and it’s available for viewing on Vimeo.
The film isn’t just about martial arts or Lee’s unique fighting technique. It delves deeper, encapsulating the philosophy that underpins his approach to martial arts. But at its core, it’s about a warrior’s journey, a metaphor that has resonated deeply with me. Bruce Lee’s teachings and philosophies have become a guiding light in my life, influencing my daily decisions and actions.
The way I navigate through life is quite straightforward:
“Dedicate time to the things you love, and you’ll find less room for discontent.”
People often wonder how I manage to do all the things I do. The secret isn’t extraordinary—it’s the same 24 hours that everyone else has. The difference lies in how we choose to utilize it. I choose to dedicate my time to things that bring me joy.
I see myself as a warrior on a journey. Each battle I fight, each challenge I overcome, only fortifies me for the trials that lie ahead. It’s essential to take that first step because without it, the journey never begins. Life, in essence, is about the journey we undertake to better ourselves.
So, strive to experience new things, engage in numerous battles of life because success often lies beyond several failures. Remember, it’s not about the falls you take, but how you rise each time and continue your journey.
‘The Silent Flute’ by Bruce Lee:
I wish neither to possess,
Nor to be possessed.
I no longer covet paradise,
More important, I no longer fear hell.
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.
Now I see that I will never find the light
Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel,