My father’s nickname is Rio, Español for river or water, a name he took serious. Mydad is like a combination of the uncle from the barbecue on How to be a Player (better known as “ The Mac”) and Yoda. A smooth philosophical player from the Himalayas. lol Rio had clear knowledge of the power of water, in which he often taught. Water has the ability to exercise strength, adapt and transform.
Growing up, my father kept records of catastrophes of wind, water and fire. Water however is the most intriguing. Wind can only blow or be still. Fire can only be hot or nonexistent. Water though... can be calm, still and pacifying; it waves, ripples and stands tall as a tsunami; I've felt it be hard as hail and soft as snow; and at any moment it can begin to spin, picking you up in a hurricane or pulling you down a whirlpool. Water. You have to say it in your Rick Ross voice, how he says "boss." Water!
The other voice I hear in my head is Bruce Lee's...
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 in a bottle, it becomes the bottle; you put water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot."
What I hear is not to get set in my ways or any way of doing things. Be open to and ready to adapt. Right now relationships come to mind. I have been more observant of relationships, I believe because I may be ready to be in a truly monogamous relationship. I see how each couple has their own thing, that works for them. There is a streamline running through all the relationships of growing into what they are now, being it was different than what I had previously witnessed and/or perceived.
The second nugget is to empty your mind. Of what though? Of preconceived notions, past programming and even lofty expectations. Instead, allow your mind to be fertile ground where impossibilities may be planted and harvested.
Sun Tzu taught us all to “be extremely subtle even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.” The Art of War gives explicit instructions on how to be water in business. What else can we learn from water?
Water has the innate ability to transform according to the environment, adapt to it's surroundings. Water creates a way, forms pathways that can be followed. Today's episode of Get High On Motivation is all about water. How to be like water, what water to drink and how water changes lives, physically and financially. Water made a way for today's guests to be financially free. Does your water do that? Interesting in learning how you can do the same? Click here to go to their website for more information.
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