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Way of the Peaceful Warrior April 6, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Books & Movies, Magick & Mystery, Spirit & Ego.
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In this semi-autobiographical novel, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives, Dan Millman shares his spiritual journey, which commenced, oddly enough, when he met “Socrates” at an all-night service station during his junior year at  Berkeley. 

Prior to their meeting, Dan had it all, or so he thought ~  success both as a  college student and as a champion gymnast. 

Although Dan’s life was filled with external rewards, he lacked peace of mind.  Socrates opens Dan’s eyes to the illusion of achievement as a path to happiness.  Through painfully humorous lessons, Soc reveals the Way of the Peaceful Warrior ~ the spiritual path to inner strength through realization of the truths which lie within. 

Along that path, Dan meets a mysterious woman, Joy, who is destined to become his life companion.

With effort, Socrates teaches Dan that “there are no ordinary moments.”  

In time, Dan starts to view life with alert curiosity, rather than allowing his thoughts, emotions, and past experiences to dictate his re-actions to new events.  As Dan sheds his foolish pride and ego concerns, he uncovers the joy and happiness that await us all when we let go of our automatic responses and begin to live spontaneously in the here and now. 

Well told, Dan’s spiritual journey will remind readers, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”

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1. Joanne - April 6, 2010

Having read the book already, I’m resolved to get the movie — tonight…!

2. nrhatch - April 6, 2010

I’ve rented the movie twice from Netflix and enjoyed it both times. Nick Nolte is perfect as Socrates. : )

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