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Be Like Water: Practical Wisdom from the Martial Arts

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This entertaining and enlightening guide reveals the philosophy behind the martial arts techniques that lead to a creative and fulfilled life.
Paperback, 155 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Grand Central Publishing
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Jennifer Lauren Collins
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 help but continue.

In each short chapter, Cardillo takes on one core principle of the martial arts, explaining how it relates to the art, how he experienced it in his own training, and how it can relate to the average person's daily experiences and aid them in their own personal/professional develop
Jul 26, 2015 Carolyn rated it really liked it
Filled with ways to center and relax, this book is for the Martial Artist and non Martial Artist alike. Using examples from his own training and experiences, Cardillo is easily able to lay things out simply and make it easy for the reader to understand. The ultimate goal in being like water is to be fluid and free, unable to be contained and always flowing. Basically, relax, take a deep breath and enjoy in the beauty of the world and your life, which is something I can totally get behind.
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Dec 02, 2012 Michael Baggetta rated it really liked it
I read this book back in 1984 when I was a young Stock Broker and Entrepreneur! A good book to read for anyone going into business or just wants to learn how to negotiate a better deal or price for anything!
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May 24, 2013 Mark Cerasaro rated it liked it
Mandatory reading for professor Cardillo's creative writing course, this was nonetheless a decent read.
Some useful and interesting ideas here, worth a read.
Feb 02, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Read this book in college while studying martial arts. Very helpful.
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Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D., 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 a regular contributor Psychology Today and is the author of Be Like Water, the body-energy classic. He ho ...more
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