March 30, 2011
Dan Millman has spent a lifetime working to bring out the best in people, whether coaching athletes or helping people along the path of self-discovery. His new book reflects a deep understanding of human nature combined with a results-oriented pragmatism that is a refreshing change. He cuts straight to why we’re here, how to find our own best path through life, how to find our spiritual purpose, and how to transform what we learn into action.
For example, he says that we don’t need to always feel compassionate, peaceful, confident, courageous, happy, or kind—we only need to behave that way. It is like the courage shown by a warrior in combat. It is virtually certain that he experiences fear, yet he moves into danger nonetheless. He behaves like a brave man, and so he is one. That is also the heart of the Peaceful Warrior’s way.
This little gem of a book is full of helpful insights, including a surprisingly accurate tool based on the numerology of your birthday. His life-purpose calculator is available free on his website, peacefulwarrior.com. Warmly recommended.