I understand. You eat when you are upset.
Quit, don’t quit.
Noodles, don’t noodles.
You are too concerned with what was and what will be.
There is a saying:
Yesterday is a history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
And today is a gift.
That is why it is called the present.
There are no accidents.
The panda will never fulfill his destiny, nor you yours,
Until you let go of the illusion of control.
--Look at this tree, Shifu. I cannot make it blossom when it suits me, nor make it bear fruit before its time.
--But there are things we can control. I can control when the fruit will fall. And I can control where to plant the seed. There is no illusion, Master.
--Yes. But no matter what you do, that seed will grow to be a peach tree. You maybe wish for an apple or an orange, but you will get a peach.
--But a peach cannot defeat Tai Lung!
--Maybe it can. If you are willing to guide it, to nurture it, to believe in it.
--But how? How? I need your help, Master.
--No, you just need to believe. Promise me, Shifu. Promise me you will believe.
--I will try.
--Good. My time has come. You must continue your journey without me.
You must believe.
--You cannot leave! A real warrior never quits.
--Come on. How am I supposed to beat Tai Lung? I can’t even beat you to the stairs.
--You will beat him because you are the Dragon Warrior.
--You don’t believe that. You never believed that. For the first moment I got here, you’ve tried to get rid of me.
--Yes! I was. But now I ask you to trust in your master as I have come to trust in mine.
--You’re not my master. And I’m not the Dragon Warrior.
--Then why didn’t you quit? You knew I was trying to get rid of you, yet you stayed.
--Yeah, I stayed. I stayed because every time you threw a brick at my head or said I smelled, it hurt, but it could never hurt more than it did every day of my life just being me. I stayed because I thought, if anyone could change me, could make me not me. It was you. The greatest kung fu teacher in all of China!
--But I can change you! I can turn you into the Dragon Warrior! And I will!
To make something special, you just believe it’s special.
There is no secret ingredient. It’s just you.