At the stage in his life, just prior to his surprising death, Lee was arriving at similar conclusions as many of the world’s greatest philosophers and sages.
In The Book of Five Rings, legendary Samurai Miyamoto Musashi wrote, “there is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.”
Eminent mythic scholar Joseph Campbell is noted for saying, “the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
It is even inscribed on the ancient Hellenic sanctuary at Delphi in Greece, ‘nosce te ipsum‘, or ‘know thyself.’
There a number of other inspiring and eye-opening notes in these unpublished letters, which be viewed in greater detail here, and are discussed in the following podcast from the Bruce Lee Foundation:
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