The Silent Flute

by uhbeautifuldisaster

I wish neither to possess,

Nor to be possessed.

I no longer covet paradise,

More important, I no longer fear hell.

The medicine for my suffering

I had within me from the very beginning,

But I did not take it.

My ailment came from within myself,

But I did not observe it

Until this moment.
Now I see that I will never find the light

Unless, like the candle, I am my own fuel,

Consuming myself
Peace and war sing the same song, just in different keys. Live your dreams; there is no time for anything else.

—Bruce Lee, “The Silent Flute”