Democrats introduce Bruce Lee resolution - The Hill's Floor Action http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/226861-democrats-introduce-bruce-lee-resolution
There is room for hope in the world! I've just learned that a resolution was introduced in May to honor Bruce Lee, the greatest marital artist who ever lived and a great zen philosopher as well. I first learned of Bruce Lee in the 90's, long after he had passed, when I was training in the martial arts. It was the first time I'd ever had to physically fight, and as a small woman, I found it very intimidating. Then I discovered Bruce Lee, and was amazed at the 135 lb. man who could actually fight 20 people at once...and win! He inspired me to press on, and earn my black belt. When I trained, I read his books and tried to live up to his standards. This was no mean feat; he recommended "warming up" with 200 side kicks to the heavy bag. For me, that was my workout, not my warmup!
The more I knew of this amazing man, the more fascinated I became. And in reading The Tao of Jeet Kune Do (the story of his art), a new world opened up for me when I encountered the concepts of zen. So different from the traditional "good -vs- evil" approach I learned in Sunday School, his philosophy transformed my life and started me on a spiritual journey which continues to this day.
Now, some naysayers may say that we have more important things for our legislators to resolve, like the economy, or world conflicts, etc. Of course those things are important. But I say that we need heroes to believe in. We need people who inspire us to go beyond what we have done so far, who give us something to aspire to. I can say without a moment's hesitation that if we all tried to live up to the ideals that Bruce Lee embodied, most of our problems would dissolve of themselves.
It is said that what you put your attention on increases, and what you take your attention from withers and dies. If that is true, what a brilliant thing for us to focus on and remember: the life and art of Bruce Lee!