How the “Peaceful Warrior” found me

…about coincidences that are no

The way I found to the book “The Way of the Peaceful Warrior” is somewhat curious. Or was it more like it found me?


I never before heard about that book (as I thought)  and I also never looked the movie “Peaceful Warrior” which was made after the book. But one Friday late afternoon I decided to surf somewhat through the internet, because I wanted to look for spiritual movies. After a while I found a movie named “Peaceful Warrior”. I liked that title because this words reminded me on someone special. Therefore I decided to search for quotes from this movie. As I found them I was very touched by them and decided to tweet them on my Twitter.

The following monday I remembered that quotes and  I tweeted some of them. As a direct reaction, someone (exactly the person which reminded me of an ”Peaceful Warrior”) sent me an DM in which he told me that he watched the movie just some days ago ( what a coincidence, but I don`t believe in coincidences ) and how he loved it and I thought that I also need to see that movie.

In the next days I couldn`t find the movie here where I live. Ok, I had not much time then and I forgot the movie, the quotes and the message ” my peaceful warrior” sent me. But the next saturday ,when I was somewhat stressed , I decided to have a pause on my bed with a good book. I searched through my bookshelf for a book to read. I found a book, that I didn`t bought ,that was a gift by a friend from two years ago. A book that I`ve never read (today I must say: to my shame), because when I got it, I thought: “Heh? What is that? Not my thing.” and I put it into the shelf, where it waited for me until this saturday. You might guess what the name of this book was. The name of the book was “The way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman”. Exactly the book which is the source for the movie. All the time (for over two years) it was still here. It waited for me until I was ready to read it. It is how it is: We are guided and everything comes to you when you are ready for it.

Scene from the movie "Peaceful Warrior" . Gif-Animation: C.Martin
Scene from the movie “Peaceful Warrior” . Gif-Animation: C.Martin

I love the book and I like to recommend it. There are so much wonderful messages in it. Here some Quotes:

I call myself a Peaceful Warrior, because the battles we fight are on the inside.” /”The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it most.”/“A warrior is not about perfection or victory or unvulneraility. He`s about absolute vulnerability.”/”I want to stop you gathering information from the outside and start gathering it from the inside.”/

Below I add a video from Dan Millman himself, talking about his book.


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