Can a person be at peace and at war, both at the same time?
Can a person become a ‘peaceful warrior?
After reading Dan Millman’s book: The Way of a peaceful warrior, my answer is ‘Yes’
One of my friends recommended me to watch the movie: The Peaceful Warrior when I posted top three motivational movies on this blog (click here to read about three motivational movies)
The book is based on a real life story of an athlete who suffers with an accident and his leg is broken.
This book (or you may watch the movie if you want) is about a young person who meets a mentor called Socrates at a gas station. His mentor teaches him to be at peace with himself first rather than fighting a war. He gives him practical guidance to walk on the path of focus. Even after meeting a major accident, that young person is able to become athlete again. It is a must watch if you want to get motivated to achieve big in life.
The Author of the book has claimed: The book that changes lives!
In this post, I would like to share three ideas from this book:
1. We should live in present
No tension of past or no worry of the future – only present!
Some one said: You cannot change your past but you can certainly destroy your present by worrying about the future.
A peaceful warrior is at peace in the given moment. A peaceful warrior is present in whatever he or she is doing. I remember another great saying: Past is gone, future is yet to come, you are blessed with a gift of current moment – that is why it is called: PRESENT!
2. Happiness is the name of a journey not destination
It may happen that we get what we wanted but after that, we feel empty!
One should enjoy the path – the journey of life – every moment of it.
3. Have solitude and discover what is inside us
A peaceful warrior spends time in silence and tries to discover one self. One of the difficult tasks is to be at peace and harmony with oneself i.e. to discover the inner self!
Once a person is silent and tries to ‘listen’ to the voice of silence, peace is achieved which comes from within. (Who can change you? Here is an interesting post: Who can change you?)
Message of the day: Let’s live in the present!