Change is a part of life. Change happens in nature, in the environment, in our personal lives, in our bodies, and everything in between. Change is inevitable but possessing control of when, how, and what we change into is a real, tangible power human beings possess. Anyone can go from being overweight, tired, sad, lonely, and whatever else to facing these problems head on. Overcoming problems with freedom can brilliantly be found in Jeet Kune Do.
Bruce Lee recognized the importance of coming out of circumstances or hardships. He fought and trained his way to the top of industries from the likes of Hollywood to martial arts. What Lee experienced and saw along the way wasn’t isolated or tore apart sections of life. Lee saw that everything from his position and choices led to what came next. His circumstances did not keep him from graduating to the next challenge, the next role, or the next teachable moment.
A small part from a famous Lee quote regarding transformation states that you should “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.” JKD takes what is initially viewed as just a physical aspect of life and itself changes into a philosophical firestorm of transformation. It isn’t just a way to keep in shape or know how to fight well. JKD prepares your life for economical, spiritual, physical, and mental balance. But it all starts with a choice. That choice of change is inevitable. Now it is just up to you to make it time’s choice or your choice.