Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee Hardcover – Illustrated, 6 October 2020
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'A good book, ' John Milton once wrote, 'is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to life beyond life.' That is what we're talking about here. 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, which, I suppose, is the hallmark of every profound book. --Cal Fussman, New York Times bestselling author and host of Big Questions podcastIn Be Water, My Friend, Shannon Lee reveals her father's genius behind all the on-screen exploits. Through excerpts of his private writings and intimate stories of his personal life, she reveals his philosophies for mindful living. Best of all, she writes the way her father moved--in a way that is direct, poetic, and powerful. A wonderful guide to Bruce Lee's timeless insights. --Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation 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. And no one is better at walking you down that path than his daughter Shannon. The same clarity, vision, and life force that the world connected to when Bruce was on screen comes through Shannon. And these pages are filled with all that energy and more. Shannon is both the rightful inheritor of his legacy and the person who understands it best. We are lucky she is sharing this version--the most human version--of her father with us. --W. Kamau Bell, host of United Shades of America Thematically arranged by life lessons, the text is filled with sage instruction on a variety of themes . . . An inspirational commemorative for Lee aficionados and those sharpening their personal-growth skills. --Kirkus Reviews An essential book for fans of Lee and those looking for find purpose in life. Highly recommended for all readers. --Library Journal, starred review Bruce Lee's daughter breathes life into her father's enduring lessons and philosophies. 'Empty your mind, ' as Lee would say, and let his words wash over you. --Newsweek This inspired guide will remind any reader that, while one cannot control external circumstance, how one responds is always a choice. --Publishers Weekly
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Shannon uses her personality and perspective with much care while conveying her father's philosophy and has taken the Bruce Lee brand in a direction that has been much needed. Her writing has actually cleared up many questions I have had over other author's and instructor's interpretations. I FINALLY understand a deeper meaning of finding the "cause of your ignorance" which today would be called "blind spots".
Ever since MMA has entered the scene martial arts have become thuggish with a lack of philosophy. This is a shame considering Bruce Lee invented it (look at the first scene in ENTER THE DRAGON and try changing my mind) and lived his life trying to convince others of the classical messes going on.
I'm hoping a younger generation of Martial Artists and those interested in philosophy in general pick up this book.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
It is not how much you have learned, but how much you have absorbed from what you have learned.
The best techniques are the simple ones executed right.
Simplicity is the key to brilliance.
Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.
For apratiṣṭhita Bruce Lee's quotes, above, are like a finger pointing at the moon...
Page after page is filled with the most beautiful teachings Bruce Lee has passed down. There are revelations that you WILL experience in reading this book.
As far as the approach of this book, it is written not as a guide but another way to look at life and how to really discover your true self.
As someone who struggles with PTSD this book showed me tools to overcome a lot of these limiting beliefs I may have. It helped me let those bad experiences simply just be a part of me and accept it.
I can go on and on about this book and how it points you into the direction of self discovery and shows you how to approach life's obstacles that it may throw at you.
I highly recommend this book to anyone, even if you read a lot of self help books, this is one right there next to The Four Agreements.
Excellent job, 10 out of 10.