One of the key learnings I had earlier in my life came through studying martial arts. First, I had to learn the seemingly impossible; the more relaxed our body is, the stronger it is. This does not initially make any sense and defies any logic. But it was one of the first introductions to how the world really works. Everything seems to work in the opposite way we are educated about it.
Famous martial arts teacher Bruce Lee left behind many beautiful and profound quotations I truly resonate with.
Using no way as a way, having no limitation as a limitation
It is initially challenging to understand what this quotation means, but let me walk you through my interpretation.
Richard Bartlett discussed a lot about this in his Matrix Energetics seminars. If we use our conscious mind to make decisions based on the “available information”, we use the wrong technology! Our conscious mind is a low-capacity computer, and our subconscious mind is the supercomputer you are looking for and want to use. So if you consciously control every decision, you use a limited-capacity computer rather than an unlimited supercomputer to run your life.
Bruce Will’s “No way” means accessing the supercomputer through our subconscious mind. Many dowsers use the “dowsing system” to access this supercomputer. However, you do not need a pendulum; your entire being is the pendulum if you train it to be. This is the art of listening to the weak signals. This “art” can also be called intuition, psychic seeing, clairvoyance and many other things. So what we are doing here is allowing rather than controlling. We access all possibilities and let our higher mind guide us through life rather than making limited decisions using a low-powered computer. If you had a choice either to use a supercomputer to solve a problem or an 80s Commodore Plus with 8 kilobytes of memory, you would go for the supercomputer. Right?
To access this supercomputer, we must allow, and we have to flow. We cannot be attached to a particular outcome as this would be limiting. We must trust that our higher mind already knows the best result and our conscious mind is just the spectator, not the controller.
This is the “No Way”, meaning our conscious mind does not know the way before, but we flow and execute our actions based on intuition. This is how the best choices are made, inventions are created, and martial art champions win. Football players, tennis players, and any sports superstars can perform maximum when they flow with the game, ultimately not knowing the next step. Imagine a tennis player thinking about the approaching ball coming his way 100 miles an hour; he would miss the ball instantly. Therefore, the tennis player has to flow with the game. Body wisdom is the word athletes often use instead of intuition or clairvoyance. However, it is the same thing. Accessing the subconscious mind, which is the true supercomputer!
So when I am in front of a client starting a session, I have no idea what to do. Having “No Way” as the way allows me to receive the weak signals, and then I access the higher mind supercomputer, and the higher energy starts flowing. This was one of the core principles of Matrix Energetics, where the focus was on doing nothing while achieving everything.
Similarly to what Lao Tzu has said:
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
The end of Bruce Lees’s quotation means that if we believe we have a limitation (non-beneficial thought form), we do have a limitation. Limitations are just thoughts, as nothing is real; letting go of all beliefs or judgements about anything is crucial to success.
The more you let go, the more you achieve. The more relaxed you are, the more powerful you become. Everything is opposite to what we usually have been told.
Another Bruce Lee quotation explains all the above from a different point of view:
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and 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.