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Lessons from
the bamboo
By Garr Reynolds

Slides in PDF from a 12-minute presentation for
TEDxTokyo on May 21, 2011.Sans v...
about Japan
What inspires you?

    <
Tea Ceremony   Ikebana   Sumi-e
Nature is always speaking to us.
“Nature is always
 speaking to us.
                ”
—Morihei Ueshiba
“
Everything—even
mountains, rivers,
plants, and trees—
should be your teacher.
                         ”
             —M...
“
Study how water
flows in a valley
stream, smoothly
and freely between
          ”
the rocks...

                 —Morihei...
“
Study the teachings of the
pine tree, the bamboo, and
the plum blossom.
                   ”
             —Morihei Ueshi...
The plum blossom is
hardy, and elegant.
The pine is evergreen, firmly
rooted, and venerable.
Nature as
“
Study the teachings of the
pine tree, the bamboo, and
the plum blossom.
                   ”
              —Morihei Uesh...
Osaka   Nara
Pic of backyard
Bamboo
         forest be
                   gins
Running in the among the bamboo
Running in the among the bamboo
                                  ,
                                  !
10   Lessons from
     the Bamboo
9   Lessons from
    the Bamboo
(1) Remember: What looks
    weak is strong
fragile is strong.
What looks
You do n  ot have to
b e big to b e strong.
“   Size matters not. Look
    at me. Judge me by my
    size do you? Hmm?
                       ”
              —Master ...
You do not have to be scary, and big like a
  dark forest.


Strength in the light,
in kindness & compassion
You do not have to be scary, and big like a
  dark forest.


Strength in the light,
in kindness & compassion
Strength in the light,
in kindness & compassion
(2) Bend but don’t break
with th e flow.
B amboo goes
(3)Deeply rooted yet flexible
(4) Slow down your busy mind
We cannot see our reflection
in running water...
It is only in still water that we can see.
                             —Taoist proverb
This is a video without sound.
(5) Be always ready
“
The warrior, like bamboo,
is ever ready for action.
            —Kensho Furuya
                             ”
(6 ) Find wisdom in emptiness
“
Empty your cup so that

                 ”
it may be filled...
           —Bruce Lee
“   You must unlearn what
    you have learned.
                     ”
              —Master Yoda
(7 ) Commit yourself
     to growth & renewal
Even a 100 foot stalk of bamboo
 can progress one more step.
(8 ) Express your usefulness
     through simplicity
“
The bamboo in its simplicity
expresses its usefulness. Man
should do the same.
                    ”
               — Ke...
(9) Unleash your power
    to spring back
Fall seven times, get up eight
“It ain’t about how hard you
  can hit. It’s about how hard
  you can get hit and keep
  moving forward.... That’s
  how w...
Lessons from the bamboo:


Flexibility
Adaptability
Resilience
Resilience
Be like

bamboo
good luck!
Images:
iStockphoto.com
& Garr Reynolds
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  1. Lessons from the bamboo By Garr Reynolds Slides in PDF from a 12-minute presentation for TEDxTokyo on May 21, 2011.Sans video and audio clip.
  2. about Japan What inspires you? <
  3. Tea Ceremony Ikebana Sumi-e
  4. Nature is always speaking to us.
  5. “Nature is always speaking to us. ” —Morihei Ueshiba
  6. “ Everything—even mountains, rivers, plants, and trees— should be your teacher. ” —Morihei Ueshiba
  7. “ Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between ” the rocks... —Morihei Ueshiba
  8. “ Study the teachings of the pine tree, the bamboo, and the plum blossom. ” —Morihei Ueshiba
  9. The plum blossom is hardy, and elegant.
  10. The pine is evergreen, firmly rooted, and venerable.
  11. Nature as
  12. “ Study the teachings of the pine tree, the bamboo, and the plum blossom. ” —Morihei Ueshiba
  13. Osaka Nara
  14. Pic of backyard
  15. Bamboo forest be gins
  16. Running in the among the bamboo
  17. Running in the among the bamboo , !
  18. 10 Lessons from the Bamboo
  19. 9 Lessons from the Bamboo
  20. (1) Remember: What looks weak is strong
  21. fragile is strong. What looks
  22. You do n ot have to b e big to b e strong.
  23. “ Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size do you? Hmm? ” —Master Yoda
  24. You do not have to be scary, and big like a dark forest. Strength in the light, in kindness & compassion
  25. You do not have to be scary, and big like a dark forest. Strength in the light, in kindness & compassion
  26. Strength in the light, in kindness & compassion
  27. (2) Bend but don’t break
  28. with th e flow. B amboo goes
  29. (3)Deeply rooted yet flexible
  30. (4) Slow down your busy mind
  31. We cannot see our reflection in running water...
  32. It is only in still water that we can see. —Taoist proverb
  33. This is a video without sound.
  34. (5) Be always ready
  35. “ The warrior, like bamboo, is ever ready for action. —Kensho Furuya ”
  36. (6 ) Find wisdom in emptiness
  37. “ Empty your cup so that ” it may be filled... —Bruce Lee
  38. “ You must unlearn what you have learned. ” —Master Yoda
  39. (7 ) Commit yourself to growth & renewal
  40. Even a 100 foot stalk of bamboo can progress one more step.
  41. (8 ) Express your usefulness through simplicity
  42. “ The bamboo in its simplicity expresses its usefulness. Man should do the same. ” — Kensho Furuya
  43. (9) Unleash your power to spring back
  44. Fall seven times, get up eight
  45. “It ain’t about how hard you can hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.... That’s how winning is done! ” —Rocky Balboa
  46. Lessons from the bamboo: Flexibility Adaptability
  47. Resilience
  48. Resilience
  49. Be like bamboo
  50. good luck!
  51. Images: iStockphoto.com & Garr Reynolds
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