Saturday, November 24, 2007

peaceful warrior

the world holds many gifts, gifts that feed us and warm us and entertain us, but sometimes among all those gifts is a jewel that shines more brightly than all the others, a treasure that fills us and guides us. i have found such a treasure in the movie peaceful warrior, the story of dan millman and his teacher socrates. what a beautiful, unexpected gem this film is for me.

i saw this movie today (never even knowing about it until today); i will watch it again and again, adding it to my own library.

one of the lines in the movie reminded me of a discussion in my past several posts. dan comes to socrates with an insight claiming anger, hatred, and violence are only products of fear, and i realized he gets it! anger, hatred, and violence, when distilled, are proven to be merely expressions of fear. (this is not the theme of the movie, simply a single statement.)

i hope you will love the film as much as i do.

4 comments:

Kat said...

Haven't seen the movie yet, but the book was wonderful, and based on my previous experience of movies and books, I recommend you read the book.

cocaine jesus said...

sounds fantastic. you don't know if it is on relase over here in the uk?

Jon said...

So far, I've only watched it six times...

:-)

Glad you're experiencing its riches, too!

diana christine said...

kat ~ thank you for the recommendation. i hadn't thought about looking for the book but will do so now. thanks a bunch....

cj ~ the book is available in the uk but i don't know about the film.

jon ~ i'm delighted to know you enjoy it as much as i do! i've started sharing my copy of the dvd with friends.