Good Reading to Start (or End) Your Day

The following are

QUOTES FROM THE WAY OF A PEACEFUL WARRIORDAN MILLMAN

Here is Dan’s website: peacefulwarrior.com

This collection was originally posted on propelsteps.wordpress.com

“The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.”

“There are no ordinary moments.”

“There is no need to search; achievement leads to nowhere. It makes no difference at all, so just be happy now! Love is the only reality of the world, because it is all One, you see. And the only laws are paradox, humor and change. There is no problem, never was, and never will be. Release your struggle, let go of your mind, throw away your concerns, and relax into the world. No need to resist life, just do your best. Open your eyes and see that you are far more than you imagine. You are the world, you are the universe; you are yourself and everyone else, too! It’s all the marvelous Play of God. Wake up, regain your humor. Don’t worry, just be happy. You are already free!”

“A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does”

“Life has three rules: Paradox, Humor, and Change.
– Paradox: Life is a mystery; don’t waste your time trying to figure it out.
– Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure
– Change: Know that nothing ever stays the same.”

“If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever.”

“Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is… The only problem in your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds. ”

“Everything you’ll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body.”

“everyone tells you what’s good for you. they don’t want you to find your own answers. they want you to believe theirs.”

“Your fears are not walls, but hurdles. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquering of it.”

“Wake up! If you knew for certain you had a terminal illness–if you had little time left to live–you would waste precious little of it! Well, I’m telling you…you do have a terminal illness: It’s called birth. You don’t have more than a few years left. No one does! So be happy now, without reason–or you will never be at all.”

“The first step to change,… is accepting your reality right now. Honoring your process. Compassionate self-awareness leads to change; harsh self-criticism only holds the pattern in place, creating a stubborn and defensive Basic Self. Be gentle with yourself as you would with a child. Be gentle but firm. Give yourself the space to grow. But remember that the timing is in god’s hands, not yours.”

“Be happy now, without reason – or you never will be at all.”

“Moderation? It’s mediocrity, fear, and confusion in disguise. It’s the devil’s dilemma. It’s neither doing nor not doing. It’s the wobbling compromise that makes no one happy. Moderation is for the bland, the apologetic, for the fence-sitters of the world afraid to take a stand. It’s for those afraid to laugh or cry, for those afraid to live or die. Moderation…is lukewarm tea, the devil’s own brew.”

“There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path. There is no path to Love. Love is the path. There is no path to Peace. Peace is the path.”

“. . . Action always happens in the present, because it is an expression of the body, which can only exist in the here and now. But the mind is like a phantom that lives only in the past or future. It’s only power over you is to draw your attention our of the present.”

“The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.”

“You haven’t yet opened your heart fully, to life, to each moment. The peaceful warrior’s way is not about invulnerability, but absolute vulnerability–to the world, to life, and to the Presence you felt. All along I’ve shown you by example that a warrior’s life is not about imagined perfection or victory; it is about love. Love is a warrior’s sword; wherever it cuts, it gives life, not death.”

“The seasons do not push one another; neither do clouds race the wind across the sky. All things happen in their own good time.”

“If babies held the same tendency toward self-criticism as adults, they might never learn to walk or talk. Can you imagine infants stomping, ‘Aarggh! Screwed up again!’ Fortunately, babies are free of self-criticism. They just keep practicing.”

“Unless someone truly has the power to say no, they never truly have the power to say yes”
“So be gentle with yourself; show yourself the same kindness and patience you might show a young child – the child you once were. If you won’t be your own friend, who will be? If, when playing an opponent, you are also opposing yourself, you will be outnumbered.”

“The world’s a puzzle; no need to make sense out of it.” – Socrates”

“Live in the Moment”, “Empty Your Mind of the Trash”

“Responsibility is a grace you give yourself not an obligation”

“Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are whether it’s greedy or loving.”

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4 thoughts on “Good Reading to Start (or End) Your Day

  1. I think I have found my next commute to work reread! The movie made from this story was a wake up moment for me when Nick Nolte’s character talked about the physical mastery of getting to the level of knowing when his kidney was asking for water! -x.M

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