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@Mystic it's even better when you understand the meaning of this saying.
Bruce Lee already explains this a bit in the full quote:
“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.” - Bruce Lee
Water is formless, therefore it can adapt to every form.
You, however, are often way too rigid.
When a situation arises that you do not think you can handle, fear overtakes you and you degenerate into a state of helplessness.
You are not adapting to your circumstances, are not dealing with the situation, and instead complain about it, and even blaming it.
When the teacup situation arises you yell at it if you do not fit in right away, and blame the surroundings for shaping you into a shape that does not fit.
You do not adapt.
You let your past control who you are and are staying rigid in your form, which means you only fit into certain situations and crack at others.
When water crashes against an object, it disperses and forms again, but when a box, for example, crashes against an object it shatters into pieces.
Currently, you are like that box, trying to force yourself to adjust to different situations, shattering to pieces, breaking your own spirit, if you can’t.
What Bruce Lee meant with his quote “Be like water my friend” is that you should not hold your own image so tightly.
You are not your past, you are not the object people shaped you to be; you are simply water that has temporarily taken on that form.
You can be successful no matter your start, can be anything you like to be and adjust to any and every situation if you just adjust and deal with things the way they come instead of wishing they were different.
Stop trying to make the teacup adjust to you and adjust to the teacup instead.
Problems arise all the time in life, and you can try to keep your rigid shape, smashing into the problems until one of you breaks, or you can be like water and slip through the cracks.