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No Ordinary Moments: A Peaceful Warrior's Guide to Daily Life (Millman, Dan) Paperback – December 28, 1992
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Dan Millman takes the perennial wisdom on maintaining inner peace and equanimity and puts it into straightforward, everyday language and useful exercisesa most valuable book. -- Peter Russell, author of The Global Brain
For many years, I have been a devoted reader of Dan Millman's Peaceful Warrior books. I have enjoyed traveling with him as he searched for his own inner truth. It was an enthralling journey but a vicarious one.
I wanted more. I wanted to know how I could implement the ways of the peaceful warrior in my own life, and Millman's new endeavor, No Ordinary Moments: a Peaceful Warrior's Guide to Daily Life answers all my secret question and achieves even more. Millman speaks eloquently about his reasons for the title. I've learned that the quality of each moment depends not on what we get from it, but what we bring to it. I treat no moment as ordinary no matter how mundane or routine it appears.
No Ordinary Moments is a carefully designed travelogue that puts you in the drivers seat. In plain, readable, life-affirming language, Millman offers a step-by-step guide to the peaceful warriors approach to living. It is a simple premise: by balancing your body, liberating your mind and accepting your emotions, you can acquire the tools you need to transform your life. As we apply these tools we open our selves to higher levels of energy and awareness and a closer contact with our higher self, Millman writes.
Throughout the book, Millman effectively intertwines quotes and exercises that inspire you to change intention into action, challenges into strengths, and life experiences into wisdom. In the final analysis, Millman has designed a map that is easy to follow. The road to wholeness is a mere 296 pages and well worth traveling, again and again. -- Whole Life Times, August 1992
The author, also the author of books that have inspired millions, shares an awakened approach to life filled with purpose, meaning, and spirit, in which hurdles become a source of strength, and daily life becomes a vehicle for personal evolution. We all share the same journey up the mountain path of life, confronting issues of relationship, sexuality, health, money, and work. A clear mind is our map; a healthy body is our vehicle; open emotions provide the fuel. This book outlines principles and practices to uplift our spirits, inspires real change, and makes all our journeys easier. -- Publishers Marketing Association, 1992
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I like Mr. M.'s approach to self-help issues such as addictions, relationships and success. One begins to realize that it is all up to the individual to CHOOSE their path when faced with ANY circumstance.
My favorite section is "The Time is Now" (pp.291-295) which truly drives home the truth that every moment of one's life can be an unreasonably happy microcosmic "lifetime".
Thank you Mr. Millman!
From a practical standpoint though, it can be difficult to use that book as a guidebook for one's life and incorporate the teachings since you have to extract them from the narrative. This isn't a fault of the book, it's just not written as a guidebook. In fact, much of the appeal of "Peaceful Warrior" is the way the narrative "draws you in".
This book "No Ordinary Moments" fulfills the role of a spiritual yet practical guidebook. It is a compendium of wisdom that is organized in a way that is very easy to use on a day to day basis.
I'm am reading it from cover to cover but certainly one doesn't have to use it that way.
I've been dealing with quite a bit of stress in my life recently and this book (as well as Dan's more recent guidebook "Everyday Enlightenment" which I'm reading for the second time) is tremendously helpful in helping me keep perspective and get centered. I keep the two books in different parts of my house so I have easy access to each of them depending on where I happen to be. :)
What I appreciate about Dan Millman is that he is an ordinary man (has a wife, kids, bills etc.) and therefore has a lot of "real world" credibility for a person like myself. Like him I'm a husband and father with the pressures and stresses of trying to take care of many responsibilities while also trying to stay grounded and more peaceful while growing spiritually.Read more ›
I have read several books along this genre, scanned through an untold number trying to find that one book that was easy to understand in everyday conversational writing and not Dr speak, and this is that book. It's an easy read, so easy to say "that makes great sense", "i can apply this to my own life by..." We've all seen Phd books, they talk about their practice, their patients...but I've seen so many that are completely not helpful as a guide to starting that path. This book, I can guarantee, is the book.
I'm no longer an angry person, not nearly as impatient as I once was, nor do I take for granted the things I've been given. I have to say...if I hadn't read this book...I'd be in a much worse position than I ever was...downward spiral.
Dan - thank you so much for illuminating the path of my journey.
understand themselves, their fears, worrys, and problems in
life and FINALLY have a practical way to cure them. This
isn't your average self-help. Dan Millman is insighful,
funny, witty, and enlightening with his short storys and
object lessons. This is a MUST for anyone that wants to
find their true happiness and understand themselves better.
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