Written by Enoch Tan & Lak Loi
When we look at the lives of extraordinary people, they seem to have overcome impossible odds to accomplish what they intended. They were either faced with situations that seemed to prevent their idea from being workable or they lacked certain things that were thought to be necessary for the achievement of their goal. But yet they still succeed in getting what they desire as though those things that were supposed to stop them, didn’t even existed at all. Such are the people that live lives without limitation.
A limitation is a limitation when you perceive it as one. In truth, there really are no limitations. Perception creates reality and whatever you perceive something to be, you create it to be. Hence when something appears to be a limitation but you do not perceive it as one, it will not become something that limits you. Having a mindset of no limitation is very powerful because it causes you to become unstoppable. When you perceive yourself to have no limitation, you will become totally irresistible to others.
The reason why people resist us is because they perceive that there is something we are lacking. They only want to accept or let in that which will complete them and not something that doesn’t fit because it is incomplete. Our perceptions create their perceptions. When we perceive limitation about ourselves, we will project it to others to perceive. We’re the creator of all the resistance that we experience. When we perceive no limitation about ourselves, we project it to others and they have nothing to resist.
People want to be free and they are drawn to others who can make them free. You can’t free others unless you yourself are free. Being in the presence of someone who perceive no limitation is so liberating, because makes you feel that you can be, do and have anything you desire. People who have no limitation have great influence over us because they are able to make us do anything they want. We feel under their control as they are able to have their way with us and make us drop all our inhibitions.
Bruce Lee understood this concept down to the core, and it is engrained in the symbol representing the Tao of Jeet Kune Do. The words written in Cantonese which surround the Ying Yang symbol, translate into “Using No Way As Way, Using Limitation As No Limitation”. Many people have misinterpreted this phrase to mean, “Use any way you wish and be limitless in these ways”. This is not correct.
“Using No Way As Way” means do not presuppose a way. Be in the moment. Be present. Be open to the best way to meet the moment in which you find yourself, rather than planning before hand what way will be best.
“Having No Limitation As Limitation” means keep an open mind. Do not limit yourself or your thinking. Do not let your beliefs or your style limit your experience.
This lesson applies to combat as well as daily life. Be boundless and may your lives be filled with abundance my friends.