Bruce Lee ~ Artist of Life

I’ve been overwhelmed with Christian material .. on subjects from Theology, Spirituality, and Ministry. So, I picked up a book from the MPPJ library “Bruce Lee ~ Artist of Life.” I thought this would be interesting.

When I was in primary school standard four (10years old) i remember spending a couple of years learning Shao-lin Kung Fu. I forgot most of the stuff but remember enjoying the whole experience. And rushing home to enjoy my wan-ton Mee (yummy!). And of course, Bruce Lee was kind of my hero then and even now. He put us Chinese on the global map of moviemaking .. and more I guess. The moves, the screams, the toughness, etc.

Then when I was in Seminary, I recall watching a movie based on him “Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story” and saw the more reflective side of this “Kung-Fu” Master. And now, in this book .. I see more in depth and appreciate him even more.

Ahh .. “All Truth is God’s Truth”. And if Mr. Bruce Lee has something to offer. Why not? Plus it’s loads of fun. Here’s some juicy stuff I picked up. Some quotes and phrases.

“To know yourself takes a lifetime” (no wonder I’m still getting to know myself)

“The principle of Gung Fu is not a thing that can be learned, like a science, by fact-finding or instruction in facts. It has to grow spontaneously, like a flower, in a mind free from desires and emotions.” (I like the imagery, interesting thought on detachment.)

One more for now … (got to go for Bonhoeffer class)

“Notice the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. This is why a gung fu man is soft yet not yielding, firm, yet not hard.”
(cool!)

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