After finished writing my blogpost, entitled, 'Rock Logic, Water Logic & Possibility Coagulation', I happen to recall a beautiful & apt quote by the legendary Bruce Lee, my favourite hero, as follows:
"Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
~ 'Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey' (2000);
Here, he was reciting lines he wrote for his short lived role as martial arts instructor to the insurance investigator played by James Franciscus on the TV pilot series 'Longstreet' during the early seventies or so.
As we move along on the highway of life, I reckon water is definitely a perfect metaphor for a winnning attitude in today's turbulent & chaotic world.
Because water is fluid, it takes the shape of its vessel or blends with the elements it comes into contact with. Being water, it doesn’t mean not hitting an obstacle. It means hitting the obstacle & effortlesly flow around it.
And the next step is, of course, to find a new way - or maybe even to take the opportunity to exploit the obstacle - while we are around it. That's the essence of Water Logic.