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Dan Millman

Spiritual Weight Training with The Peaceful Warrior

"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. " - Albert Schweitzer

The words “peaceful” and “warrior” don’t usually go together.

In fact, they seem to be opposites.

But if you’ve read the international bestselling book or seen the movie¬†Way of the Peaceful Warrior, you know there’s something powerful about this idea.

Dan Millman is the author of this (and 16 other books) and an incredibly wise teacher. He was an early guest on the podcast, back in Episode 193, and I was excited to have him back on since he just released a new book.

When I watched the movie based on his hit book, it was hugely influential to me and became one of my favorites. Sitting down with him 11 years later to discuss the wisdom behind this story was powerful.

 

"Daily life is a form of spiritual weight training."  

Dan is the kind of guy who has a quiet way of speaking, takes pauses, and thinks about his answers. But I was hanging on every word.

There were times in this conversation where I almost felt like I was in a dream, learning things that he wasn’t even saying.

And that was after just an hour of talking together.

I loved what Dan taught about what it means to live a good life, why greatness is apparent in every single one of us, and how life teaches us exactly what we’re ready to learn.

Whether this is your first experience with the peaceful warrior mindset or you are a fan already, be prepared for some spiritual weight training during Episode 554.

"The quality of our moments determines the quality of our life."  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What is the question we should be asking ourselves everyday? (13:20)
  • How do we develop self-worth? (26:50)
  • What suggestions do you have for people going through transitions in their life? (49:45)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to practice lucid dreaming (10:30)
  • Why comparison is actually a form of suffering (14:30)
  • The 12 courses that life teaches us (17:20)
  • Why Dan doesn’t encourage anyone to be grateful (29:06)
  • How to take care of your health when you’re young (54:07)
  • Plus much more…

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Music Credits:

Music Credit: Lose Heart by Frame Away

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