Galen Pearl

Galen Pearl

Galen Pearl

Bruce Lee

Tao Te Ching – Chapter 78

Under heaven nothing is more soft and yielding than water Yet nothing is better for overcoming what is hard and stiff   As we approach the end of the Tao Te Ching’s 81 chapters, the text returns to the theme of water. Water is the most common metaphor for the energy of Tao. It flows …

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Tao Te Ching – Chapter 70

This is a beautiful chapter that acknowledges how elusive something so simple can be.My words are very easy to knowVery easy to put into practiceYet under heaven no one is able to know themNo one can put them into practiceWhen people ask me to explain Tao to them, or ask me what they need to …

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Be Water

Don’t push the river. It flows by itself.  ~Fritz Perls Water’s wisdom is its ability to respond effortlessly and appropriately to any situation. It flows around obstacles. It yields to an intrusion (think about trying to push water). It flows downhill in harmony with gravity. It takes the shape of whatever contains it. When there …

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