In an intimate talk with the filmmakers of “Peaceful Warrior,” Dan speaks about his old mentor.
Way of the Peaceful Warrior blends fact and fiction, memoir and invention, autobiography and imagination. I’ve never claimed otherwise. In fact I’ve taken great care over the past 25 years to distinguish elements of fact and fiction. Discernment and common sense are valuable traits to cultivate. Believe what you wish, but trust your direct experience.
To reach our goals we try to quiet our minds and create empowering beliefs, practice positive self-talk, find our focus and affirm our power in order to free our emotions (and visualize positive outcomes), so that we can finally develop the confidence to generate the courage to find the determination to make the commitment to feel sufficiently motivated to do whatever it is we need to do.But there is another way: Just do it.
Life unfolds as it will, not always according to our wishes or desires. The wisest among us retain our balance while surfing the waves of change. We float without resistance down even the most powerful rivers. Accepting the inevitability of change, applying flexibility and acceptance, we remain centered in the eye of the cyclone.