Dan Millman was 20 years old, at the peak of his gymnastics career, when he shattered his right leg in a motorcycle accident. A competitive gymnast at Berkeley University, he was training for the World Gymnastics Championships as a potential Olympian, when he was told he might walk but never compete again. That’s when he met Socrates, a gas station attendant and unexpected teacher, who meaningfully changes Millman’s life. Inspired by true life events, Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a story about Millman’s path to healing and spiritual awakening. With Socrates as his teacher, and some very painful lessons, Millman transforms from an ego-centric, competitive athlete to that of a peaceful warrior.
It was a pleasure to interview Dan Millman, best-selling author of 17 books. He also talks about his most recent book, “The Creative Compass,” where he shares wonderful tips for writers. Two favorite parts of the interview I really enjoyed: 1) Dan’s definition of faith 2) The story of how “Way of the Peaceful Warrior” made it!