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Bruce Lee's daughter illuminates her father's most powerful life philosophies and how we can apply his teachings to our daily lives.

Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water

Bruce Lee is a cultural icon, world renowned for his martial arts and film legacy. But Lee was also a deeply philosophical thinker, believing that martial arts are more than just an exercise in physical discipline - they are a perfect metaphor for personal growth.

In Be Water, My Friend Shannon Lee shares previously untold stories from her father's life along with the concepts at the core of his teachings. Each chapter reveals a lesson from Bruce Lee, expanding on the foundation of his iconic 'be water' philosophy to reveal a path to an enlightened way of being.

This is an inspirational call to action to consider our lives with new eyes and a testament to Lee's unique power to ignite our imaginations and transform our lives.

©2020 Shannon Lee (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Excellent voyage

After this, the book will stay next to my pillow. Excellent book, Bruce discovered. Adore

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Excellent Book

This book is so philosophically enlightening. Since I child I have been fascinated with Bruce Lee. His legacy will always be timeless. His daughter Shannon has written a masterpiece.

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Fantastic read!

One of the best self-help books I've listened. Hugely inspirational and one I'll be returning to often.

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The most human way to live your life

There are few books that aim to show you "the way" that have as much heartfelt humanity and personal experience than this book. Shannon Lee does an immense job of narrating her words. And the deep dive into Bruce Lee's philosophies are not only revelatory but actionable.



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Very good self development book

Amazing story and insight into Bruce Lee and his philosophy. I didn't aspect the book to be so focused into self development. A truly helpful book for anyone

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Really makes you think

Wow, I am impressed. I didn't expect this book to be so much of a self-help book. I chose it mainly because I love martial arts. I enjoy many aspects being discussed like your relationship to your teacher which Bruce Lee takes on a new perspective. Discussing competition, reacting to your sparring partner.
Shannon takes this to a different level and associates this technique to everyday life, how we react to people and situations. How we ideally can be empty, non-judgemental and try to live our best life.

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I Really Enjoyed It!

I thought Shannon Lee did a great job giving me an insight into Bruce Lee's wisdom and thought process. I definitely plan to listen to again down the road

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Empty Your Cup

I'd never really heard of Bruce Lee before my husband made me watch one of the stories of his life. Since that moment, since hearing the water analogy, I've been looking for a way to tap into his way of thinking.
Shannon writes a very insightful book on ways in which to dissect the analogy (and others) from Bruce Lees writings and presents them in a way that is easy to apply to your own life and thought process.
As someone who is often consumed by too many sticky thoughts, the idea of emptying your cup really hits home and it reminds me to stay fluid in my thinking.
So thank you for taking the time to put this all down on paper. It's been so helpful. Such a revolutionary story and such an interesting and wise perspective.

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Good book!

A beautifully narrated book about the personal life and values and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Not your usual self-help book as it’s very realistic and non-judgemental. Immensely enjoyed this!!

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trully heart felt telling and thoughtful

really enjoyed the openess shown and the no BS telling of family and public occasions as well as thoughts and beliefs