EMB #200: Peaceful Warrior Way

I couldn’t be more excited to have Dan Millman on air with me for my 200th show! Dan is my all time favorite author because of the Way of the Peaceful Warrior which changed my life and countless others. This is actually the 3rd time I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Dan and each interview with his gets better each time.

Given that this is show 200, this marks my 4th year on air which is an incredible milestone for me to reach. I can’t thank you enough for being here with me to share this show and moment with me. I’ve had listeners from the very beginning still listening and I also have new listeners and even those that have gone back and listened to each and every episode.

I couldn’t be more grateful for the support show by you, the station and all the incredible interviews sent over during the past few years of Exploring Mind and Body.

I specifically asked Dan to come on for my 200th show which he graciously agreed upon. If you aren’t familiar with his work, his bio reads as follows:

Who is Dan Millman?

Dan Millman is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor.

After an intensive, twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan’s teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior’s Way, expressed fully in his books and lectures. His work continues to evolve over time, to meet the needs of a changing world.

Dan’s thirteen books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, have inspired and informed millions of readers in 29 languages worldwide. The feature film, “Peaceful Warrior,” starring Nick Nolte, was adapted from Dan’s first book, based upon incidents from his life.

Much of Dan’s time is devoted to writing and speaking. His keynotes, seminars, and workshops span the generations to influence men and women from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, education, business, politics, sports, entertainment, and the arts.


Show Notes:

  • do you still get nervous giving a presentation
  • as a 69 yr old man can you explain to us how you feel about aging and still being able to do handstands
  • thoughts on success and failure
  • meditation –¬†don’t judge yourself, let thoughts come to you
  • peaceful warrior workout
  • Dan says ‘most of our troubles are self created’ -“I’ve had many troubles in my life, most of which never happened” HDT
  • ‘Do’ means way
  • in the West we’re more concerned about the end result, in the East it’s more about the Way you do something
  • how the journey is special
  • each step forward is a form of success not failure
  • no one actually fails, they quit

Silence is the Warriors Art, Meditation is his Sword – Dan Millman

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