Shannon Lee, Ted Salon, Harry discussed on TED Talks Daily

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This Ted Talk Features podcast her and actress Shannon Lee recorded live at Ted Salon Rethink Twenty nineteen Bruce Lee is my father and his best well known as a martial artist and action film star as I'm sure most of you know he died when I was four years old but I have a really deep memory of him I don't have those long form story memories that you do when you're older but the memory that I do have is of the feeling of him I remember his energy his presence his love the safety of the power of the radiance of it and to me that memory is is very deep and personal and it is the memory of the quality of his essential nature the people don't know about my father said he was also a philosopher he had a very ever evolving philosophy that he lived and it is that distinction that he lived his philosophy in didn't just a spouse his philosophy that made him the force of nature that he was and still engages us today his wisdom has salvaged me many times in my life when my brother died when my heart's been broken whenever I have faced a challenge to my mind my body or my spirit the way that he expressed himself has lifted me up and so I come to you today not as a researcher or an educator or guru or in a life coach but as a student of Bruce Lee as the starter and also as a student of my own life so my big burning question that I want you all to consider today is how are you let me whenever anyone would ask my mom what my father was like she would say how he was in front of the camera how you saw him in his film uh-huh how you saw him in his interviews was in fact exactly how he was there were not multiple Bruce Lee's there was not Bruce Lee in private Bruce Lee or teacher Bruce Lee and actor Bruce Lee and Family Man Bruce Lee there was just one unified total Bruce Lee and that Bruce Lee at a very deep philosophical life practice called self actualization you've probably heard that term before it's also known as how to be yourself in the best way possible and that Bruce Lee said this when I look around I always is learn something in that is to be always yourself and to express yourself and have faith in yourself don't go out and find a successful person the duplicative but rather start from the very root of your being which is how can I be me many of us have done some soul-searching thing or at least some incessant thinking and worrying about things like our purpose our passion our impacts are our values and our reason for being and that is sometimes considered sort of our why why am I here why this life why what am I meant to be doing if we can grab a little piece of that information it can help to ground us and route us and can also point us in a direction and typically what it points us to is our what what we manifest in the world what we have so our job our her home our hobbies and the like but there's this little space in between the why and the what that often doesn't get our full attention and that is our how how we get there and the quality of that doing and I want to offer her that this is actually the most important part of the equation when it comes to our personal growth our sense of wholeness and and even the long term impact that we make how is the action that bridges the gap from the journal to the external and bridging the gap is a very important concept for martial artists like my father it's how you get from point a to point be it's how you get from here to your target under the most vital of circumstance says and so it makes all the difference there's an amateur are you sloppy. Are you a wild chaotic. Sometimes you get lucky sometimes you're not lucky or are you a warrior. Harry confidence are you focused are you skilled are you intuitive are you expressive creative aware so i WanNa talk to you you today about your how in your life so we do a little bit of spend a little time in existential crisis over why am I here what I meant to be doing and we put a ton of effort into our what our job our career are partner that we have the hobbies we pursue but I want us to consider that our house how is the expression of our Y in every what whether we're aware of it or not and so so let's take an example let's say that I have a value of kindness I'm all about kindness I feel really natural being signed I want to see more kindness in the world is that kindness is that value in the result or is it in the doing are you trying to be kind when it's hard to be kind can you do something you don't Wanna do kindly like fire someone can you leave a relationship with kindness if kindness is the value then are you trying to express it in the whole spectrum from your doing where and trying to do that or are you just doing it when it's easy so I want think about that for a moment and consider you know if we come home and we're kind and generous and loving with our kids but then go to work and we are dismissive and rude to our assistant and we treat them like a subhuman then there is fragmentation in the being of our value and so I want us to consider that how we are in our lives gives is in fact how we are meaning if I am the kind of person that walks down the street and smiles at people and I as I walked past them on the sidewalk and that is how I am but if I'm also the kind of person who makes fun of my brother every chance that I get behind his back that is also the kind of person that I am and ultimately how we are up the totality of the picture of who we are and so I wanNA talk about how do we unite these pieces we haven't defragmentation to understand how we embody ourselves as our one and only self how do we actualize the whole self my father said all goals apart from the means aren't illusion there will never be means to ends only means and I am mm-hmm means I am what I started with and when it is over I will be all that is left so you can employ a systematic approach to training and practicing but you can't employs systematic approach to actually living because life is a process not a goal it is a means and not an end so to obtain enlightenment and I'm going to say a self actualize to be self actualized or to obtain wholeness emphasis should fall not on the cultivation of the particular departments all of our what's which then merges into the totality of who we are as a total human being but rather on the total human being that then enters into an unites those particular departments. you are your how you if you have some consciousness and you wanna bring some practice if you want to step into that warriors space around your how how you express in every aspect of your life then you get to be the best of that expression you get to step into that and claim it an exercise it and bring that being nece through you're doing this into your having this and they're you will find the most profound of your growth you will find a sense of wholeness and ultimately you will leave a lasting the impact on your environment my father was his how he applied the execution of who he was to every aspect of his life he was way more than that kung-fu guy from the seventies he was someone who worked very hard at actualising his inner self and expressing it out into the world and that laid the foundation for what continues to inspire US engage US excite us and attract us to him he was the embodied example of living fully he said I am means and their only means so I'm GonNa ask you one more time thank you fred listening and please consider for you that's the spectrum of you're doing how are you thank you Mortada Dot com.

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