Sunday, November 04, 2007

Peaceful Warrior

This weekend's movie selection was "Peaceful Warrior", an adaptation of Dan Millman's semi-autobiographical, part fiction, account of his days as a college gymnast, a serious motorcycle accident, and subsequent recovery and return to competition. Along the way he meets a spiritual mentor he calls Socrates, who teaches him to live in the present moment. The past and future do not matter, all that exists right now is this moment. His three laws of life include Paradox (life is a mystery which can't be completely figured out), Humor (don't take yourself too seriously), and Change (everything in life changes). Along with the movie Dan Millman has published a slew of self-help books in the same vein, drawing from various spiritual traditions and even his own athleticism.


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