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Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives Paperback – April 13, 2006
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Beneath all circumstances, thoughts & emotions lies "the innate perfection of one's life unfolding. That is the secret of unreasonable happiness."
Another book I love that delves into the magic available in each moment as it unfolds is Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment. Authors Ariel and Shaya Kane explain that if you trade in your preferences for the willingness to be in each moment as it actually is, you will be rewarded with extraordinary well-being. Since reading these works I have had many examples of "unreasonable happiness" in my own life.
A recent 6+ hour wait in an airport in Costa Rica, which ended with a cancelled flight and an unexpected overnight stay, became a delightful adventure and an opportunity to set aside my preferences and have well-being. One had only to look at the faces of other passengers to see that this was not the common response to the situation. But as I have begun to engage in each moment, without prejudice, my life has opened up to unexpected sources of actual joy & well-being.
And now for the criticism. There were two things I didn't like about this book.
1. How little time or explanation Millman incorporates about his failed marriage and daughter. It just seems like a hiccup in his life. And that is why I believe Zen can only take you so far. I believe there is more to life than just letting everything go. What about forming relationships? What about atoning for your actions? If you hurt someone, it is not enough for you to realize it and let it go, you have to take action. At least seek forgiveness, let the person know you made a mistake and that you are sorry. Zen just seems to put you in a bubble and the truth is, we all are not solitary monks.Read more ›
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I've been wanting to read this for years and finally did. It's a good story and a great perspective.Published 2 days ago by jmleblanc47
Wonderful book! Really makes you think about all aspects of life and especially yourself.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
I already read this book in slovak language, so now I am excited to read it in english :)Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
A close friend recommended this book to me as I'm recovering from a bad motorcycle crash. I've been essentially bed ridden and wheelchair bound for a month now. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Deepwater Doug