This week I have been running a little behind, so this week’s Mid-week Motivation is as well. I have spent the early portion on the week out on the road for work, spending lots of energy recruiting future Warriors. So, it seems fitting that this week MWM post is focused on Dan Millman’s “Way of the Peaceful Warrior.”
Quotable: “There is no need to search; achievement leads to nowhere. It makes no difference at all, so just be happy now! Love is the only reality of the world, because it is all One, you see. And the only laws are paradox, humor and change. There is no problem, never was, and never will be. Release your struggle, let go of your mind, throw away your concerns, and relax into the world. No need to resist life, just do your best. Open your eyes and see that you are far more than you imagine. You are the world, you are the universe; you are yourself and everyone else, too! It’s all the marvelous Play of God. Wake up, regain your humor. Don’t worry, just be happy. You are already free!”
― Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
Worth a Follow: @pwdan – Author of “Way of the Peaceful Warrior,” Dan Millman provides excellent insights through the posting of links, articles, and quotes on his Twitter account. Many of his posts are focused on further expanding on the concepts created in his literary work, and placing them in the context of real-world application.
Page-Turner: “Way of the Peaceful Warrior,” by Dan Millman follows a protagonist loosely based on the author through a journey of spiritual enlightenment. The young Dan is taught by a gas-station attendant aptly reffered to as Socrates, and the book follows the characters for several decades. The book is filled with humor, insight, and a quick moving pulse, making it an excellent read over a long-weekend. Although some parts dip into spiritual issues that may turn off some audiences, Millman manages to delicately address topics without over-stepping any serious doctrinal lines. Although the sub-text of the title (“A book that changes lives”) may be a tough billing to meet, the author does a wonderful job of rising to the challenge in order to provide a meaningful fiction text.
Treadmill Track of the Week: “Warrior Song,” – Nas & Alicia Keys