Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Written By: Dan Millman
Read By: Dan Millman
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WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR has become one of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time. Shared among friends and families, this million-copy word-of-mouth bestseller has inspired men and women of all ages in twenty languages worldwide. Despite his success, college student and world-champion athlete Dan Millman is haunted by a feeling that something is missing from his life. Awakened one night by dark dreams, he wanders into an all-night gas station, meets an old man named Socrates, and his world is changed forever. Guided by this eccentric old warrior, drawn to an elusive young woman named Joy, Dan begins a spiritual odyssey into realms of light and shadow, romance and mystery, toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy him. This classic tale, told with heart and humor, speaks to the peaceful warrior in each of us. Countless readers have been moved to laughter and tears – even moments of illumination – as they rediscover life’s larger meaning and purpose. Journey with Dan on the peaceful warrior’s path to unreasonable happiness. Find out for yourself why this book changes lives.
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Way of the Peaceful Warrior: Dan Millman
Audio Book Summary
Dan Millman, author of “Way of the Peaceful Warrior” is a former world champion athlete, martial arts teacher, trainer and university professor.
After 20 years of intensive spiritual search, the teachings took shape as the Way of the Pacific Warrior and are fully expressed in their books and classes.
Dan Millman won the World Trampoline Championships in London when he was eighteen, making him part of the US Olympic team.
After an unbeatable trajectory, a motorcycle accident fractured the bones of his right leg in forty parts, thus blurring his Olympic dream and his future as an elite athlete. The medical team diagnosed a motor sequelae for life and his coach assigned his position to another athlete.
He confided in himself and recovered. According to reports, that accident made him consider fully the purpose of his life, proving to what extent he had prioritized the competitive spirit, making himself his most severe and tyrannical judge. After the injury, he learned to accept himself and enjoy himself in aspects that had nothing to do with his athletic abilities.
Millman’s Way of the Peaceful Warrior is autobiographically cut with elements that combine reality with fiction. The main lesson is that now is always a good time.
You can project your mind into what we call the past or the future, but you can not live at any other time than in the present. In the book, the presence of the character Socrates is transcendental for development. He is an old man who serves gasoline and who teaches him the courage to serve others and the need to live for it anchored in the present [The famous philosopher is the phrase: “real battles are fought inside.”] Socrates teaches him to savor all aspects of his life by way of being present
The way of the peaceful warrior is to appreciate every moment, regardless of how dull or ordinary it may seem.
The path of the warrior is the path chosen by those who stop self-pity for adversity, and try to respond to life in a constructive way.This book is great for people who are struggling to find out the important things in life.