Saturday, August 28, 2010

Peaceful Warrior - Movie Review

The other night I saw a great movie, called "Peaceful Warrior" (2006). This movie is based on a true story, by Dan Millman.  His book is called, "The Way of the Peaceful Warrior".  In the story, Dan (Scott Mechlowicz) was a gymnast, who wanted to compete in the Olympics.  He found a "coach" who helped him learn some very important lessons in life.  He called this man Socrates (Nick Nolte).  A tragic accident happens, and Dan learns a whole lot more from Socrates about life and about himself. The movie had a lot of great messages, about living in the present moment and pursuing your dreams.  It reminded me a lot of the book by Eckhart Tolle, "The Power of Now" (2004). The movie also has a Karate Kid and Rocky feel to it.  It's a feel-good movie and leaves you feeling inspired.

Some great quotes from the movie include:

Dan Millman:
"The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination."
"The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most."
"There are no ordinary moments."

"I call myself a Peaceful Warrior... because the battles we fight are on the inside."
"This moment is the only thing that matters."
"People are not their thoughts, they think they are, and it brings them all kinds of sadness." 

This is a great movie to get you thinking about living in the here and now, and focusing on your dreams.  For some, this may be part of a spiritual enlightenment journey, and it just may change your life. Rated PG-13 for sensuality, sex references and accident scenes.

To see a trailer of the movie, Peaceful Warrior, go to this link:

Check out Dan Millman's website, The Peaceful Warriors Way at:

Have a fantastic day!

~ Angela Gentile

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