Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Be water my friend



I was scheduled to do my first commercial in October. It was a huge deal for me. My agent broke the bad news to me about two hours ago that the deal fell through. So I'm feeling sad and disappointed. I'm doing my best to find the bright spot. There has to be something right? I love this quote from Bruce Lee and made me think of how I need to see this.


"Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend."

10 comments:

Susie said...

I am so sorry that your deal fell through:-(

That's a really positive way to look at things.

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry it fell through Shell! As trite as this sounds, when one door shuts, another is surely to open. God has another plan for you! Don't give up, just perservere. And wow, we can say we "knew" you when!

Having said that, do you want to take BATW on a tour of New York next week? Click on my profile and shoot me an email.

Sacred Suzie said...

Me too Shell, I am so sorry but am totally impressed with your ability to flow around the disappointment. Not many people know just how philosophical and poet Bruce Lee was. What an amazing human being.

Shell said...

Susie, thank you for your good thoughts.

Debbie, you are right. I'm doing my best to think of the door about to open and keep going.

Suzie, I am trying to flow with this. It is hard. Bruce Lee was very deep and spiritual.That quote is one of my favorites of his.

maritessb said...

i don't know if my first comment went through.. but boo! i know you'll get a better part soon. you are a woman with a big heart and alot of compassion. = )

mermaid musings said...

this is for you to probe yourself, something bigger and better is coming, trust me ;-)

Cheryl Lynn said...

Hey, wonderful one.

I'm sorry to hear about your deal. It's funny how things have been parallel for us. I just recently experienced a pretty disappointing venture. The water analogy fits it perfectly. This is what we have to do to persevere, to continue on the path of the dream.

God's got something real good for you on the horizon.

Love ya.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Sorry about the deal falling through, but I'm a true believer in something is better waiting around the corner.

I love that "be like the water" quote!

Have a wonderful weeknd sweetie.

Joelle said...

hmmmmm I wonder what it is thats going to happen next???? : )
It all happens for a reason so Embrace this with positive energy (the positive you can get here from your fellow creative souls....) im sure things happen for a reason (i have to believe that) soooo Work on improving YOU more than you thought you could and bring forth even a better YOU!!!! because NOW YOU can!!! you have that extra time that you wouldn't have had earlier right??? So go for it!!! GIVE THEM WHAT YOU GOT!!!
we're all here for you!!!
Be happy you got the time!
XOXO
Joelle

Brenda Jean said...

I'm sorry too, and hope things will look brighter soon. Hang in there, and don't give up. I can tell you won't:)