Carter Lowe Creator, entrepreneur, and self-care advocate
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Bruce Lee Rules of Life

Film actor and fighter Bruce Lee is still remembered, although he was filmed more than 40 years ago. Fuck the circumstances, create opportunities! said the great Bruce Lee.

Actor, died in 1973 at the age of 32 in Hong Kong. Film actor Bruce Lee is still remembered and loved, although he was filmed more than 40 years ago. He is known for his films and stunts, and much less so for his books.

Let's put it this way: 99 percent of all martial arts are bullshit. Everything looks very nice, but does not work at all. If a girl weighing 45 kilograms is attacked, all she can do is hit with all her might in one of three points: eyeballs, groin or lower leg. And at this moment you need to give a fight.

Become a wooden doll. Become a wooden doll that has no ego, that doesn’t think about anything, lacks others and doesn’t stick to them — and let your body work according to the rules it has learned.

Be tireless in your search for "the one." When you move and rest, lie and sit, talk and be silent, eat and drink, do not allow yourself to be lazy - be tireless in your search for "the one".

"Here and now" - absolute awareness. It is the gap between what is and what should be. This is an absolute awareness of the moment, not a forced stop.

Live here and now. Listen. Do you hear the wind? And the bird trills? They need to be truly heard. Clear your mind. Remember how water fills a cup? She becomes a cup. You don't have to think about anything. Become nothing.

Here and now you are free. I can't live with a rigid schedule. I try to live from moment to moment. Let events take their course, and I will adapt to them.

To live here and now, one must die to yesterday. To understand the current moment and live here and now, you need to die for everything that happened yesterday. Die to every experience you have, and then you have no choice but to be aware of what exists now.

On the urgency of memory. Memory is the only Paradise from which we cannot be expelled. Pleasure is a flower that will soon wither, and remembrance is its smell that remains for a long time. Memories live longer than anything else. For many years I remember a tree at the time of flowering, but not its fruits.

The key to freedom is within us. Everyone shackles himself with chains of ignorance, laziness, narcissism, fear. One must strive for inner freedom, while at the same time resigning oneself to the fact of belonging to this world. Therefore, “in the summer we sweat, and in the winter we shiver.”

Overcoming self-consciousness. One has to overcome self-awareness. The internal understanding that should be disposed of is not formulated as “I am doing this”, but as “this is happening thanks to me” or “this is being done for me”. Self-awareness is the main obstacle to the implementation of all physical actions.

The ability to see through oneself. We can see through others only when we learn to see through ourselves.

Become transparent. One who is not self-aware is transparent. The soul that knows itself is clouded.

Let's put it this way: 99 percent of all martial arts are bullshit. Everything looks very nice, but does not work at all. If a girl weighing 45 kilograms is attacked, all she can do is hit with all her might in one of three points: eyeballs, groin or lower leg. And at this moment you need to give a fight.

Eastern people say: “Be flexible. During life, a person is soft and flexible; death makes him rigid. This applies to the body, and to the mind, and to the soul.

You can't win a fight with one blow. Either learn to endure insults, or hire a bodyguard. Forget about victories and defeats, forget about pride and pain. If your opponent scratches you, hit him. If the enemy hits you, break his arm. If the enemy breaks your arm, take his life. Don't think about getting out of the fight untouched. Be ready to sacrifice everything. Even life.

Move like water. Freeze like a mirror. Answer like an echo.

Money as such has no meaning. This is just a tool to achieve certain goals, and you need to understand what they can, and most importantly, what they cannot. My father told me, “You made ten dollars this year. Next time you can earn five. Be ready".

If you don't want to stumble tomorrow, speak the truth today.

Western education is good for one, Eastern education for another. You can say: "This finger is better for doing one thing, this one for others." But the whole hand is better anyway.

A wise man gains more knowledge from a foolish question than a fool from a wise answer.

An American is like an oak, he stands firmly on the ground, does not bend in the wind, and if the wind blows harder, he breaks. Oriental man is like bamboo, he bends in the wind, but then straightens up and becomes even stronger than before.

Gather all the great teachers in one room and they will agree on all things in the world. Gather their students together and they will argue about everything.

There is a Chinese fairy tale. There was a butcher in the world, and he had a knife that remained perfectly sharp year after year. When the butcher was asked how he managed to keep the blade in such a state, he answered: “I follow the lines of the bone. I'm not trying to cut it, break it, and generally somehow resist it. It will only ruin the knife." In life, you have to go through obstacles. If you try to overcome them, it will only hurt.

I weigh 70 kilograms. If I don’t knock down my opponent in three hits, I’m finished. I use both my arms and legs, and I hit so fast that I have to slow down for the camera to catch my movements. In my very first takes, people just fell to the ground, and it was completely invisible how I hit them.

Beating boards and bricks is bullshit for suckers. The board will never fight back.

My strength comes from my belly. It has a center of gravity, it is a source of energy.

If you love life, don't waste time, because time is what life is made of.

Fuck the circumstances, create opportunities.