Be Like Water: Practical Wisdom from the Martial Arts

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Grand Central Publishing, Dec 14, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 176 pages
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In the vein of Bruce Lee's famous "be water, my friend" speech as referenced by Tom Brady comes a guide to harnessing your energy to increase focus and peace.

"A fascinating and helpful book for everyone trying to make sense of our crazy world." - Joe Hyams, Author of Zen in the Martial Arts

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D and top-selling author, reveals the philosophy behind the martial arts techniques that lead to a creative and fulfilled life in this entertaining and insightful guide. Using the techniques outlined in this book, you will feel more deeply and gain confidence in your ability to take care of yourself.

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

I stumbled onto this book while doing some research, and picked it up primarily out of curiosity. Once I began reading it, though, I was so taken in by Cardillo's style, and curiosity, that I couldn't ... Read full review

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Be Like Water: Practical Wisdom from the Martial Arts by Joseph Cardillo is a 160 page non-fiction work that offers solid instructions for improving one’s life via the implementation of martial arts ... Read full review


Emptying Your Mind
Being the Flame Being the Hand
Assessing Threats
Seeing with Your Skin
Knowing Your Targets
Finding Your Range
Identifying Your Priorities
Pacing Yourself
Wrestling an Empty Jacket
Being Like Water
Living Creatively
Cultivating Spirituality

Intensifying Your Effort and Striking
Feeling the Rhythm

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Joseph Cardillo, PhD, is a top-selling author in the fields of health, mind-body-spirit, and psychology. An expert in Attention Training, creative thinking, and body energy, Dr. Cardillo has taught his methods to more than 20,000 students at various colleges, universities, and institutes. He is a regular contributor to"Psychology Today"and is the author of"Be Like Water", the body-energy classic. He holds a doctorate in holistic psychology and in mind-body medicine.

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