“Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.”
– Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian spiritual speaker, writer and philosopher
I focused on the words of Bruce Lee as shared by my sensei. To get into better shape, I had joined a local dojo. Each student sat cross-legged upon a small mat with fingers steepled and eyes closed. We had been instructed to focus intently upon our breathing.
“Empty your mind,” he began. “Be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup; it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle; it becomes the bottle. You put water into a teapot; it becomes the teapot. Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
Though I no longer study martial arts, I...
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