Throwback Thursday – Bruce Lee, flow … be water!

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee’s birthday is in 7 days. He was born on November 27th, 1940. Yes, he was/is one of my life heroes. I wrote of him awhile back. Crafting Your Own Style, referring to his style or “flow of movement”!

His philosophy of life as it relates to the discipline of martial arts is indisputable, as was his skill. The following clip, very short (30 seconds), is indicative of this life philosophy. That is Bruce Lee speaking!

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Thanks you for stopping by today, and go with the flow!

~ Penny

For those who Blog – Crafting your own Style

Style ~ A Flow of Movement

Internationally known Bruce Lee became an iconic individual, famous for his stylized version/philosophy of Martial Arts (Jeet Kune Do), his executed flow of movement.

He believed that by “combining” the various elements of ‘martial arts’ you become the best fighter because you can adapt to any style – not following or focusing on any preconceived system of style.

Dana White UFC President called Lee the ‘father of MMA’ saying “if you looked at the way Bruce Lee trained, the way he thought, and the many things he wrote he said the perfect style is no set style – you take a little something from everything, the good things from each discipline, use what works, and let everything else go.

From early on I was fascinated by Bruce Lee, who in addition to being a Master Martial Artist was extremely intelligent and well versed in the disciplines of his art. His belief was to use different “tools” for different situations, changing techniques but allowing a smooth flow between. A style within a style.

He wrote of his stye as that of being the ‘Art of expressing your body’. He believed – a good martial artist should be like water and move fluidly without hesitation, changing with an internal flow as required!

And so it should be for all of us artistic souls (those who write, craft, paint, photograph, etc. – all form of creative expressions). Is your flow or movement your own? Create a style within a style – your own. Begin this today!

My Style … My flow

Thanks for the drop by, Hope this day is yours to embrace, take care of you my friends, Penny

Copyright © 2012 by Penny l Howe

Who do you believe in?

I’m guessing that if I had to pick the person we most often doubt it would ourselves.Today is a wonderful day to begin believing in yourself. Starting Now! Here are a few quotes to lead the way.

“I believe that all I am or every will be is dependent on how I perceive my own self-worth and capabilities.” Penny L Howe

“It’s not who you are that holds you back,it’s who you think you’re not”  Anonymous

“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.” Mary Kay Ash

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step”  Martin Luther King Junior

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
Bruce Lee, martial arts master

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
Lucille Ball

There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point; that is the secret.
Swami Vivekananda

The most important person in your life each day that will make a positive difference in how you proceed will always be you. Let today be that day, Be happy, be positive, make it so! Penny