Peaceful Warrior is an amazing movie based on a book by Dan Millman called 'The Way of the Peaceful Warrior'. The story follows a college gymnast who has tremendous talent but whose desire for success is one of the main obstacles standing in the way of realizing that potential. The lead character's real challenge is to find happiness by being present and finding interest and love for what's in the here and now. Along comes a wise old man he meets a gas station who Dan refers to as Socrates. Intrigued by Socrates' philosophical statements Dan keeps coming back to Socrates for more wisdom and guidance, however buckles under pressure after a point and the story takes a new turn from there on ... If you haven't seen a good movie in a while and need some inspiration & spiritual insight to live a more meaningful life, following your bliss, then this is a must see for you ! Highly Recommended !!
Here are some interesting quotes from the movie ...
“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!”
“Life has three rules: Paradox, Humor, and Change.
- Paradox: Life is a mystery; don't waste your time trying to figure it out.
- Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure
- Change: Know that nothing ever stays the same.”
“. . . Action always happens in the present, because it is an expression of the body, which can only exist in the here and now. But the mind is like a phantom that lives only in the past or future. It's only power over you is to draw your attention our of the present.”
“It's a thought," I said with a grin.
"That's exactly what it is, Dan - a thought - no more real than the shadow of a shadow. Consciousness is not In the body; the body is In Consciousness. And you Are that Consciousness - no the phantom mind that troubles you so. You are the body, but you are everything else, too. That is what your visions revealed to you. Only the mind resists change. When you relax mindless into the body, you are happy and content and free, sensing no separation. Immortality is Already yours, but not in the same way you imagined or hope for. You have been immortal since before you were born and will be long after the body dissolves. The body is in Consciousness; never born; never dies; only changes. The mind - your ego, personal beliefs, history, and identity - is all that ends at death. And who needs it?" Socrates leaned back into his chair.
"I'm not sure all of that sank in."
"Of course not." He laughed. "Words mean little unless you realize the truth of it yourself. And when you do, you'll be free at last.”
This one from the movie is one of my favorites ... :)
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