• Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit: The True Story of My Spiritual Quest

  • By: Dan Millman
  • Narrated by: Dan Millman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“This story is mine, but the way belongs to us all.” (Dan Millman).

Dan Millman’s books and teachings have been a guiding light to millions of people. Now comes the true story of his search for the good life, a quest for meaning in the modern world. In vivid detail, he describes his evolution from childhood dreamer to world-class athlete, including the events that led him to write the spiritual classic Way of the Peaceful Warrior.

Over the course of two decades Dan was guided by four radically different mentors: The Professor, a scientist-mystic; the Guru, a charismatic spiritual master; the Warrior-Priest, a rescuer of lost souls; and the Sage, a servant of reality. Each of them generated mind-expanding experiences that prepared Dan for his calling as a down-to-earth spiritual teacher.

At times funny, at times poignant, this memoir will delight Dan’s longtime fans and inspire new generations who wish to live with a peaceful heart and a warrior’s spirit.

©2021 Daniel Jay Millman (P)2021 Daniel Jay Millman

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Fantastic Book!!!

In Way Of The Peaceful Warrior there is a line that says "to understand your teacher it is better to understand your teacher's teacher." ( paraphrased)

I have all of Dan's books. This book connects all the dots. I highly recommend this book even if you have never read Dan's other books.

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A powerful and meaningful story, one of my favorites from Dan

This was a most excellent story of the life of Dan Millman, one of my top mentors from my own personal journey in this life and a true inspiration in the realm of searching for life’s meaning and purpose. Listening to this story inspired me to look at my own life’s journey and to begin putting it into writing for others to read someday. In a time of great uncertainty and search for meaningful existence, this story helped renew a sense of connection to others, knowing that someone else is experiencing similar life questions, successes and failures, searchings, knowledge seeking, meanings and purpose of why we are here on this planet, at this time. A fabulous journey and an inspiration for the continued search for why and how to live a life I was born to live. Thanks for sharing your story with the world Dan!

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well Socrates, we meet again ;)

a great book, a great teacher.
thank you Dan, Joy and Soc.
for everything

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Mahalo Nui Loa for being a constant companion!

I first read Way of the Peaceful Warrior 30 years ago when living in rural Colorado. Now living on the Island of Lanai in Hawaii this is such a beautiful gift for my continued growth! Thank you Dan for sharing your story with generosity of spirit and humble vulnerability. Here is to the natural world of teachers and the clarity of the beginners mind. Much Love and Aloha always and everywhere.

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Wanted So Much To Love It!

When I was a teenager, Millman was like a guru. I couldn't wait for the next book. But this story is so difficult to her because of Millman's monotone voice. I didn't hear anything because I kept falling asleep. I'm going to leave it at 2-stars.

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Narcissist Poses as Spiritual Guru

This is not the story of a compassionate spiritual teacher, but the story of a completely self-absorbed opportunist. Dan Millman deserted his wife and child to go on life-long romance with himself. This book will make you cringe. He actually has the woman who helped break up his marriage narrate parts of the book. She explains how it was okay to get involved with the author when he was married. Don't look for any wisdom here.

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Excellent wrap up of a phenomenal teacher

Dan’s writings have influenced my life for nearly 40 years. This recording is the culmination of his teachings and so vital.

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A great summation of a life well lived

Dan neatly tells his life story in 4 main stages, each with a powerful teacher. My favorite was the Sage.

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Every bit as powerful as you'd expect

I will be the first to admit that this book wasn't exactly what I expected. But as a long time reader of Mr. Millman's works, I should have expected that. However, it was wonderful, and thoughtful, and every bit the literary journey I've come to expect of him.

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A great culmination of a lifes work!

This book pulls together the many writings of Dan - illustrating the life path that produced his many books. Part autobiography, part instruction it leaves you with the desire to go back and read his other books in the order they were produced. First to fit the elements of instruction and to more clearly understand the Way of the Peaceful Warrior.

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  • Jon
  • 01-15-22

Thank you

Thanks a lot Dan and Joy. You have been part of my life for the last thirty years. This book is not what I expected. Thoroughly enjoyed it. You continue to surprise and inspire. I recommend this wonderful book to all fellow Millman fans.

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  • 01-04-22

must read for anyone who has read peaceful warrior

The "real" story behind the peaceful warrior.

it's a must read. I've listened but now I'll grab the paperback too.