Be Humble: A Lesson From Water

Lilliana LuCinda

“Be like water.”-Bruce Lee

I had an awakening during a chat with one of my dear friends whom I lived with Sophmore year of college.

We had a discussion about how I handled leaving her in my early twenties. I didn’t cope well. Instead of enjoying the little time we had left together I shut down and pulled away from my roommates. I stopped entertaining my presence with them and fell into a complete immersion of self which inevitably created immense suffering.

That day we moved, I cried the whole time. They weren’t nearly as emotional.

I had been bottling all of my feelings up.

If I take a closer look I can see that I was trying to protect myself from the feeling of abandonment.

All and all I was creating my own suffering.

So this time, instead of pulling away from everyone in my present, I want to…

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