And admittedly, I would have to say that the book, "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" is a lot better than the film adaption, thus my recommendation would be to venture into both.
There is a perpetual theme of turning off the conscious mind and tapping into the unlimited power of the subconscious, where all answers can be found. A basic principle that both Ho'oponopono and "Peaceful Warrior" share in common.
Peaceful Warrior? My favorite part: Probably the most important lesson is how to keep getting back up when life knocks you down and how to continue to follow your dreams, even after your world is shattered.
I agree Peaceful Warrior is a great movie and thanks for sharing your lessons… Just finished watching it for the 100th time with my mom! For sure in my top 25!
This is such a great post and timely too, J.D.! I was thinking lately of the modern-day peace child analogy and a peaceful warrior. I wondered if that was possible to put the two words together, it felt right but I was not sure exactly how.. this was really insightful! I will post on my fb today so i can read through this more later on.. and to share with others.
The attendant who Millman nicknames Socrates becomes a kind of father figure and teaches Millman how to become a Peaceful Warrior.
Have you seen Peaceful Warrior? It’s a pretty simple movie, and it’s full of lessons. Probably the most important is how to keep getting back up when life knocks you down and how to continue to follow your dreams, even after your world is shattered.
Based upon the best selling book, "Way of the Peaceful Warrior," written by Dan Millman, this is the type of inspirational movie that we simply do not get nearly enough of, sad to say.
Historically, Way of the Peaceful Warrior fits into the contemporary self-help movement—indeed, some editions are labeled, in part, for sale in the self-help section of bookstores. The novel's focus is on amping up individual happiness; it says next to nothing about social justice, for instance. It's the core product in the real Dan Millman's line of multiple other books, seminars, audio programs, exotic adventure trips, and other goods and services, many of them featuring the charismatic Socrates. His website even has a where you can input your date of birth to learn your life path and which Dan Millman products you should buy. In short, this book and the related ones are selling you a cure for unhappiness.
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"Peaceful Warrior" is a perfect example of a film that most of Hollywood community and the American movie going public routinely ignore. While most , the box office return for this 2006 release was even worse, and could only be described as embarrassing at best.
This book promises unreasonable happiness. Dan Millman, both author and fictionalized protagonist of the novel, has the answer: read Way of the Peaceful Warrior, and you'll have the answer too and happiness will be yours. Too good to be true? Read on and decide for yourself.
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