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Developing A Talent for Living…

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A few weeks ago, I came across the movie ‘Peaceful Warrior‘ via streaming Netflix through one of those ‘list posts’ something like the top 20 inspirational movie speeches of all time. All the standards were there; Braveheart, Rocky, etc. but in the list I also found this clip:

I became interested in Dan Millman‘s story and writing and this morning I found this on FinerMinds:

“Life comes at us in waves of change. We cannot predict or control those waves, but we can become better surfers.” – Dan Millman

How can we as humans develop a talent for living?

In life, we all have moments of perfection. For example, the day you embarked on the sojourn of a lifetime. The moment you realized you found true love. The birth of your child. Or the moment you finally realized your self-worth is more important than anyone else’s opinion of you.

But with these delicious moments comes many more moments in life that are sent to test us. Whether they come in the form of everyday routine, or more significant life events that irrecoverably change us – we must learn how to strengthen our minds, body and soul so we don’t continuously get caught in the undercurrent of these challenging times.

In this wonderful TED Talk, best-selling author Dan Millman (he’s the guy who wrote Way of the Peaceful Warrior) explains how.

Source: A Talent for Living: How to Surf the Waves of Change and Become a Peaceful Warrior

Watch Dan Millman’s TEDx talk below and then if you’re interested, watch Peaceful Warrior via Netflix or Amazon Instant…

Enjoying the Little Things

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“Author Dan Millman says, “The key to happiness isn’t in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”  How true!  Enjoying the little things and teaching your kids to do the same enlarges the soul and uncorks the wellspring of joy.  Some examples are:

  • Taking in a sunset as a family
  • Going on a picnic
  • Fishing
  • Bike riding
  • Looking at leaves under a microscope
  • Laying out in the backyard and identifying the constellations

The possibilities are endless.  Commit to do one simple and fun thing with your kids for the next four weekends…and enjoy!” via Enjoying the Little Things | All Pro Dad Blog.