Mindfulness Technique: Be like water

Mindfulness ‘Be like water’

Following on from the last post on Bruce Lee’s quote ‘Be like water’, here is the mindfulness lesson it teaches.

Firstly, adapt.  Just as water adapts to the situation it is in, whether it be inside a cup, or a teapot, that is where it fits perfectly.

In order to achieve this, you must be fully aware of the world around you, through non-judgemental focus on all that your senses perceive.

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Secondly, focus on your body moving and flowing like water.  Imagining this will help you focus your mind on all your movements, and how you interact with the world around you.

I find it very helpful to imagine my body moving and flowing like water as I go through the day.  It clears my mind; makes me move more thoughtfully and gracefully; and makes me less clumsy!

Give it a try and let me know your experiences in the comments below!

Next time: ‘Meditation: Be like water’

 

#Zen Quote: Bruce Lee ‘Be like water’

‘Be like water’

Here’s a quote from the incomparable Bruce Lee, probably the world’s most renowned martial artist.  He was a man for whom others’ standards of ‘great’ just weren’t good enough.

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Depicted in this poster by artist Ben Crooks is his most famous quote.  I find it very useful as a mindfulness and meditation practice, which I’ll explain in the next blog posts!