“You must be shapeless, formless, like water.” Bruce Lee’s oft-quoted and dissected line sums up his philosophy on both martial arts and life writ large – a focus on fluidity, freedom of thought, and self-acceptance.
It’s possible that this project will enhance how traumatologists understand religious vocation and spirituality, and it may open up new ways to think about God. For the women I’m reading, God and/or the devil are holding tanks for the terrible things that somebody else did to them while they were helpless, often over a long period of time. In that way, they use supernatural both to hide and reveal the truth.
What if there is no set reason for our existence? What if we have the power to create our own reason for existence?
This penchant for efficiency permeates into situations that don’t call for it. It eliminates, or vastly diminishes, the possibility for discovery and expanding that set of established knowledge on your own. It limits your experiences to those that have been lived, instead of creating new ones by following your intuition.
What if everyone in the world spoke the same language? What if some international governing body handed down a decree: everyone in the world shall speak language x? What if we fell in line? What if we’re misdefining language?
Many people say beauty needs us to elevate, but maybe we should just do the opposite to see it in any occasion, around us. What you see is always a mirror of your soul, so if beauty is in you, you can see it anywhere. That is how we could “create” beauty. Just by seeing it.
Wabi-sabi (侘寂) represents Japanese aesthetics and a Japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”.
What if there were an extra, unawake hour hidden in each day?
While charting my own destiny and inadvertently creating an alternative narrative for myself like my mother had long ago, I found that being a rebel isn’t just about breaking rules and taking risks. It’s about imagining the unseen and creating the unknown because there is a need for it to exist.
Celebrity is less a celebration of fame, and more a celebration of human depth; we are all rich, complex bundles of thoughts and memories, flesh and bone and organic structures. The things we do, the way we look, the jobs we perform and the art we make are just book covers, some more revealing than others, but promises of stories within.