Be Water, My Friend

The Teachings of Bruce Lee

Shannon Lee

Be Water, My Friend by Shannon Lee

your mind;
be formless, shapeless
like water.
Bruce Lee

In Be Water, My Friend, Bruce Lee’s daughter Shannon shares
the concepts at the core of his philosophies, showing how they can serve as tools
of personal growth and self-actualization. More than just an exercise in physical
discipline, martial arts are an apt metaphor for living a fully realized life.

Profound…The beauty of this work goes beyond the clarity in which the subject is seen—
it’s also in the deep look you get within yourself.
Cal Fussman, New York Times bestselling author and host of Big Questions podcast

A wonderful guide to Bruce Lee’s timeless insights. Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

Look, I’m sorry that you can’t be Bruce Lee. But that’s okay, because you can
become a better version of you the same way Bruce Lee did. We are lucky [Shannon] is sharing
this version—the most human version—of her father with us.
W. Kamau Bell, host of “United Shades of America”