Nov 10, 2012

Movies That Change Lives - 21 Quotes From The Peaceful Warrior

This movie actually was released in very limited viewing areas some time ago but never at a location near me. So I waited and watched for it actually hoping to pick up the DVD when it was released. So to my surprise months later, I luck up on an internet link to free tickets for opening weekend, now a much wider release which included my location. I tell you the Law of Attraction is always in action.

I take my fourteen year old and off we go. Let's just say I was already feeling good because I didn't have to whip out my wallet. I don't have the words to relay just how inspired this movie made me feel. I've followed Nick Nolte's career here and there, I find this movie to be some of his best work ever. I liked the fact that he was not all perfect looking and cuddly, his scratchy voice is his trademark. Yeah, it does get a little cheesy in some spots but these are very minor if you're able to look at the big picture.

After the movie, my fourteen year old and I talked and recited quotes from the movie all the way home. If this doesn't sound amazing to you, that's because you don't know my son. This young man doesn't waste his words and if I can pull one to two sentences a day out of him I'm lucky. We both left feeling good, motivated and inspired. Maybe these quotes from the movie and Dan Millman's book Way of The Peaceful Warrior on which the movie is based will inspire you, give you food for thought and make you feel good.

1. There are no ordinary moments.

2. This moment is the only thing that matters.

3. Wake up! If you knew for certain you had a terminal illnessif you had little time left to liveyou would waste precious little of it. Well, I'm telling youyou 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 reasonor you will never be at all.

4. The first realization of a warrior is not knowing.

5. Every action has it's pleasure and it's price.

6. You haven't yet opened your heart fully, to life, to each moment. The peaceful warrior's way is not about invulnerability, but absolute vulnerabilityto 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.

7. Find the love in what you do.

8. Everything has a purpose. It's up to you to find it.

9. 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. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.

10. Some people live their whole lives without ever waking up.

11. Knowledge is not the same as wisdom.

12. 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. Moderationis lukewarm tea, the devil's own brew.

13. I call myself a Peaceful Warriorbecause the real battles we fight are on the inside.

14. Find your answers from inside.

15. 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 isthe only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.

16. Those who are hardest to love are the ones who need it most.

17. Throw out everything that is keeping you from this moment.

18. Where are you? Here. What time is it? Now. What are you? This moment.

19. There is never nothing going on.

20. Three principles of reality: Paradox, Humor, and Change.

21. There is only the journey.

I'd gladly pay this time to see the movie again and most certainly will add this one to my DVD collection right next to The Secret and What the Bleep Do We Know. I take these quotes and add them to my son's school agenda, a type of notebook his school uses to track homework assignments and parental communication. So instead of just signing my name every night, I write a quote or a positive kudo for my son to read to himself in school the next day.

If you have the time this weekend do you think you would check this DVD movie out?

Copyright (c) 2007 Priscilla Parham

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