As a kid one of my heroes was Bruce Lee. I absolutely found every bit of information about him so interesting. As an adult, I could see many of his movies and read more of his books. I have adopted parts of his philosophy to my personal philosophy. When I get bogged down with the minor details I step back and look at all the “Heavenly Glory” of my living work of art.
“Don't think; feel. It's like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all the heavenly glory." - Lee*
One of the greatest martial artists ever was Bruce Lee; he did some pretty phenomenal things, Physically, Spiritually and Emotionally, while he lived. He perfected his body mind and spirit. He wrote, taught and learned. He made movies and even played a superhero on TV’s Green hornet as Kato. Kato was Britt Reid’s (The Green Hornet) brilliant, martial arts master, and automotive engineering expert, chauffeur, valet, bodyguard and enforcer. The two met while Britt Reid was traveling the Far East. While there he saved Kato’s life and the two became the best of friends. Kato created and maintained the Black Beauty (the car), and invented the trademark Green Hornet sleeping gas. Kato never lost sight of the “big picture”. Bruce Lee never lost sight of his big picture or that “heavenly glory”
We are detailed oriented – doing this and that. Making sure everything is perfect. An artist painting the details sometimes will step back and to see the whole painting. To see the development of the work of art we have to step back. We have to try and see the big picture or the “Heavenly Glory”. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” (Bruce Lee, Wisdom for the Way). Details at times are minor. They are the markers on the road and the Heavenly Glory is the destination. Stop for a moment and rejoice in the “Heavenly Glory”. Remembering where you’ve been, looking at the present and thinking of the destination.
First Appearances: 1936 premiere of the radio program, 1966 premiere TV Series
* Bruce Lee, as Lee, in “Enter the Dragon” (1974)
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