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am 4. Juni 2000
This book is truly inspiring, mind-opening and will change the way you look at life forever. It shows you the great possibilities that are in store for every human being, most of which are untapped resources. In this respect I find this book extremely powerful and helpful.
There is one thing, however, that I find to be disturbing. The story is based on fiction as well as fantasy. This fact wouldn't be bad by itself, however, the reader gets the impression that this book is a sincere autobiography - which it is not. Thus, while appreciating the fantastic story, we should not take the story itself for real. We may, however, learn from the lessons it contains.
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am 2. Oktober 2014
I am absolutely amazed by this book. This book is full of wisdom and is still entertaining. This book is in my top 5 books I've ever read. I really enjoyed the writing style of Dan Millman and I was catched by some parts of the book. I literaly could not stop reading.
There is not much to say, only to do. (Read the book and you will understand).
I recommend this book to everyone !
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am 22. April 2015
I read this book in German and wanted to buy it for an english speaking friend. It is a great book with a lot of content to think about!
The delivery was good (no damage or sth), no problems and it was delivered in the time the supplier announced.
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am 8. April 1998
This is a guide-book in one of all ways to live your life and feel good about it. After I read it, it didn't take long before I started to enjoy every moment in life in a way I hadn't before. I didn't at once realize that it was my way of seing things that made me feel better. I thougt it was my new job or my wonderful girlfriend or our new house we'd just moved into...but it wasn't! Later it hit me that these kind of changings wasn't new to me. I'd been through bigger and more powerful things before without feeling any better. It was my way of SEING my life as an "All Time Happening" with no moment like the moment before. Sometimes I feel afraid of what is going to happen if I lose my way of "seing", my "strength", my way to guide myself through hard moments in my daily life, but for each time I get this worried it takes less time to get my personal "strength" back. If anyone would have told me 10 years ago that I, with all my heart and with love all around, should be leading projects and managing complex computer-networks I hadn't believed them...but my way of taking care of "The everyday enlightments" ...I don't know what to say...it really works, thats all! Sometimes I'd like to send my thanks to Soc, Mama Chia and Dan(the character) but I know that it is not important. What's important is to share this wonderful way of seeing to others, so they can start to live their life in their own way. I mean, this is not a school of how to live. It's a school of: HOW TO FIND YOUR OWN WAY OF TAKING CARE OF EVERY MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE, EVERYDAY! There isn't any "The only way". There's a thousand of ways and you can choose any of them, as long as you choose it and live it with your heart. I love you all, and that's for sure...
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am 4. Juni 2000
This book is truly inspiring, mind-opening and will change the way you look at life forever. It shows you the great possibilities that are in store for every human being. In this respect I find this book extremely powerful and helpful.
There is one thing, however, that I find to be disturbing. The story is based on fiction as well as fantasy. This fact wouldn't be bad by itself, however, the reader gets the impression that this book is a sincere autobiography - which it is not. Thus, while appreciating the fantastic story, we should not take the story itself for real. We may, however, learn from the lessons it contains.
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am 3. Januar 2016
Neben der gelungenen Geschichte erfährt der Leser genug über Mindfullness / Achtsamkeit und Meditation, um einen guten Überblick zu diesem mit Unsinn überfrachtetem Thema zu erlangen.
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am 18. August 1999
The subtitle of this magnificent book is "A Book That Changes Lives". Believe it! Dan Millman, a gymnastics student at the University of California, Berkeley, finds himself at a crucial point in his life, poised on the verge of manhood, and at the jumping off point of his own success. But somehow his life feels flat and empty. Without real meaning. That's when he meets Socrates at a gas station one day. The meeting is seemingly random, and Dan thinks that Socrates might not be playing with all of his marbles in the bag. He soon learns differently. "When you are ready, a teacher will be presented to you." This is one of the first lessons that Dan learns from Socrates, and only one of many. His initial impression of Socrates is changed forever when he realizes that Socrates is the answer to all of the questions in Dans life...or rather, Dan finds out that he had all of the answers all along, just like Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz". I owned a total of 14 copies of this book since it was published, and found that I couldn't hold on to even one of them. They were all given to friends who I knew would benefit from the parables and life lessons that Dan learns. I met Dan Millman a few years later, and found that he wholeheartedly believes every word in that book, and that first book was the impetus for all of the following "help" books that he later wrote. Don't pass up a chance to read this...it just might change your life!
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am 22. Oktober 1998
This novel created a new image of life for me. It has got me looking at life through a different perspective. I rate this novel a five because Dan went through similar situations that I had gone through, and has gotten me thinking differently about the rough road ahead of me. He coped with the stress exceptionally well and he was also able to keep a positive mentality. Some of his experiences are very similar to mine so it was farely easy to relate to his thoughts. For example, he's an athlete going through college with very overwhelming struggles. He struggles and fights through rough experiences and still reaches graduation. He also hurts his leg in a brutal motorcycle accident which prevented him to compete in gymnastic competitions. I also had injured my leg playing a sport, and it's also preventing me from being active in my sports. He also is a unique individual that is eagared to suceed. He helps his team win a National Championship and also he finally becomes the warrior that he had been anticipating for quite a while. I admired his courageous heart and accomplishments that he achieved through the tough road to recovery. He also has a friend named, Socrates, that advised him how to cope with difficult situations in life, and how not to get discouraged. He helped Dan and I find our inner peace that's needed to pursue our goals in life. He showed us the path of becoming a "Peaceful Warrior."
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am 23. Oktober 1997
I read this book a few years ago, during a troublesome time in my life, in which I was struggling for spirtual meaning to a life seemingly devoid of anything higher than chance and randomness. I approached the book with mixed emotions, hoping to find something worthwhile and poignant, but at the same time skeptical of its "New Age" undertones. I was completely, totally, pleasantly surprised. Instead of rambling on for pages with pseudoscience I found a refreshingly upbeat and spiritual worldview that did not try to dethrone modern empirical thought. It did not speak of some ambiguous, omnipresent yet hidden God or Father or Babysitter, nor did it appeal exclusively to humanity's desire for something loftier than human existence. In fact, the only thing it really seemed to say, though the book expressed this in a wonderfully laid out parable, is that nothing is so real or so important as to last forever. "Lighten up," is basically the moral of this story. And when compared to current popular works of philosophy/fiction such as the abhorrent Celestine Prophecy, which are rife with New Age psychobable and faulty logic, The Way of the Peaceful Warior is a pleasant change of pace. As an added bonus, the story, while a bit choppy at times, is actually quite good as fiction goes.
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am 30. April 1997
In this life, some of us read many books and some of us read very few. And yet, even those with the most expansive reading lists rarely come upon a book that truly changes their lives. For me, at least, this book was one such gem among the millions. I sat down one Saturday afternoon, intending to read only the first chapter. I put the book down about four hours later in a state of wonder and awe, alive with the confidence that I could positively alter my life. What I found was that this book solidified a lot of what I had been thinking about for several years. After reading this, I felt like everything made perfect sense. I felt like I could gain the strength to meet the world on the level that I wanted to. And I still do. This book was an inspiration for me to begin to change my life in wonderful ways. Several months later, and after having read another of Mr. Millman's books, "No Ordinary Moments," I have begun to bring myself out of my self-destructive habits. I have stopped biting my fingernails; I am no longer addicted to Coca-Cola or related products; I am more in touch with and more capable of expressing my emotions. Most important of all, however, is this: for the first time since about eight years ago, I am beginning to have a positive self-image. This may not sound like anything particularly wonderful, but this book and its author have the power to change lives, and the fact remains: my life IS changing. Regardless of who you are, I recommend reading this book. Even if it doesn't bring your world into perspective or make you effect change in your life, it will at least give you another interesting view of the world, one with which it is well worth your while to be familiar. Even if it doesn't change your outlook on life, it is a wonderful and uplifting story. For anyone on any spiritual journey, or anyone that wishes to realize the potential of their life, this is a worthwhile read. I cannot think of a book that I would recommend more highly
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