Bruce Lee Podcast
About This Show
Bruce Lee’s wisdom for a harmonious life.
Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and culture analyst Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire around the world inspiring millions searching for meaning and consciousness. Each episode will dig deep into Bruce’s philosophy to provide guidance and action on cultivating your truest self.
“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water. Now you put water into 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. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
Most Recent Episode
#51 Three Stages of learning, technique & cultivation
5 days ago
The three stages are of learning, technique, and cultivation, have all been touched upon in previous episodes, but this week we dive deeper into each one.
The three stages of learning:
1. A punch is just a punch
2. A punch is no longer a punch
3. A punch is just a punch
Three Stages of Technique
1. Synchronization of self
2. Synchronization with opponent
3. Under fighting condition
“Within all the training thrown to the wind, with the mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self-vanishing nowhere, anybody knows where, your art attains perfection.”
Three Stages of Cultivation
“All technique is to be forgotten and the unconscious to be left alone to handle the situation. Technique will assert its wonders automatically or spontaneously. To float in totality, to have no technique, is to have all technique.”
“Pride is a sense of worth derived from something that is not organically part of us. While self-esteem is derived from the potentialities and achievements of self.”
Bruce Lee used martial arts to learn about himself as a human being. When we learn something new, then we learn more about ourselves.
“A fateful process is set in motion when the individual is released “to the freedom of his own impotence” and left to justify his existence by his own efforts. The individual on his own, striving to realize himself has created all that is great in literature, art, music, science, and technology. This autonomous individual is a breeding ground of frustration and the seed of the convulsion that shakes our world to its foundations.”
Try an experiment: Go out and decide what you want to learn. Have these stages in mind to use as a vehicle to learn, but also to know oneself. If you’re looking to break through from stage 2 to stage 3, look for your points of frustration to find the things that you need to work on.
We are in the 2nd and final week of the Bruce Lee Podcast Challenge! We’ve been making a daily practice of three action items from previous episodes and we’ve invited all of you (our listeners!) to participate. We’re really looking forward to sharing our experiences and hearing from you. It’s not too late to join us for the last few days.
Entries aren’t due until June 30th and you can find more info at Brucelee.com/podcastchallenge
This week our #AAHA shout out goes to Nellie Wong, poet activist for feminist and socialist causes.