65 Dan Millman Quotes On Success In Life

Daniel Jay Millman is an American author and lecturer in the personal development field. He is best known for the movie Peaceful Warrior, which is based on his own life and taken from one of his books. This Dan Millman quotes will motivate you.

Best Dan Millman Quotes

  1. “You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” ~ Dan Millman
  2. “Life is not suffering; it’s just that you will suffer it, rather than enjoy it, until you let go of your mind’s attachments and just go for the ride freely, no matter what happens.” ~ Dan Millman
  3. “Life has three rules: Paradox, Humor, and Change. – Paradox: Life is a mystery; don’t waste your time trying to figure it out. – Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure – Change: Know that nothing ever stays the same.” ~ Dan Millman
  4. “Every positive change – every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness – involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.” ~ Dan Millman
  5. “While some of us act without thinking, too many of us think without acting.” ~ Dan Millman

  6. “Enlightenment is not an attainment; it is a realization. And when you wake up, everything changes and nothing changes. If a blind man realizes that he can see, has the world changed?” ~ Dan Millman
  7. “Life comes at us in waves. We can’t predict or control those waves, but we can learn to surf” ~ Dan Millman
  8. “Moderation? It’s mediocrity, fear, and confusion in disguise. It’s the devil’s dilemma. It’s neither doing nor not doing. It’s the wobbling compromise that makes no one happy. Moderation is for the bland, the apologetic, for the fence-sitters of the world afraid to take a stand. It’s for those afraid to laugh or cry, for those afraid to live or die. Moderation…is lukewarm tea, the devil’s own brew.” ~ Dan Millman
  9. “There are no mistakes, only lessons.
    If you don’t learn the lesson the first time, they get harder.” ~ Dan Millman
  10. “The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination.” ~ Dan Millman

  11. “Wake up! If you knew for certain you had a terminal illness–if you had little time left to live–you would waste precious little of it! Well, I’m telling you…you do have a terminal illness: It’s called birth. You don’t have more than a few years left. No one does! So be happy now, without reason–or you will never be at all.” ~ Dan Millman
  12. “Choice means giving up something you want for something else you want more.” ~ Dan Millman
  13. “Where are you? Here
    What time is it? Now
    What are you? This moment.” ~ Dan Millman
  14. “The secret of change consists in concentrating one’s energy to create the new, and not to fight against the old.” ~ Dan Millman

  15. “The universe does not judge us; it only provides consequences and lessons and opportunities to balance and learn through the law of cause and effect. Compassion is the recognition that we are each doing the best we can within the limits of our current beliefs and capacities.” ~ Dan Millman
  16. “Our sense of self-worth is the single most important determinant of the health, abundance, and joy we allow into our lives.” ~ Dan Millman
  17. “Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.” ~ Dan Millman
  18. “Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.” ~ Dan Millman

  19. Live in the Moment“, “Empty Your Mind of the Trash” Wisdom is the Use of Knowledge” ~ Dan Millman
  20. “Your fears are not walls, but hurdles. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquering of it.” ~ Dan Millman
  21. “Surrender means accepting this moment, this body, and this life with open arms. Surrender involves getting out of your own way and living in accord with a higher will, expressed as the wisdom of the heart. Far more than passive acceptance, surrender uses every challenge as a means of spiritual growth and expanded awareness.” ~ Dan Millman
  22. “Energy follows thought; we move toward, but not beyond, what we can imagine. What we assume, expect, or believe creates and colors our experience. By expanding our deepest beliefs about what is possible, we change our experience of life.” ~ Dan Millman
  23. “We are both burdened and blessed by the great responsibility of the will – the power of choice. Our future is determined, in large part, by the choices we make now. We cannot always control our circumstances, but we can and do choose our response to whatever arises. Reclaiming the power of choice, we find the courage to live fully in the world.” ~ Dan Millman
  24. “You can change your life with a simple shift of attention. But to make that simple shift, you have to find your heart. It’s the only way. Accept yourself, then transcend yourself.” ~ Dan Millman

  25. “Faith is the courage to live your life as if everything that happens does so for your highest good and learning. Like it or not.” ~ Dan Millman
  26. “You haven’t yet opened your heart fully, to life, to each moment. The peaceful warrior’s way is not about invulnerability, but absolute vulnerability–to the world, to life, and to the Presence you felt. All along I’ve shown you by example that a warrior’s life is not about imagined perfection or victory; it is about love. Love is a warrior’s sword; wherever it cuts, it gives life, not death.” ~ Dan Millman
  27. “If babies held the same tendency toward self-criticism as adults, they might never learn to walk or talk. Can you imagine infants stomping, ‘Aarggh! Screwed up again!’ Fortunately, babies are free of self-criticism. They just keep practicing.” ~ Dan Millman
  28. “Before you can see the Light, you have to deal with the darkness.” ~ Dan Millman

  29. “Everything you need to know is within you. Listen. Feel. Trust the body’s wisdom.” ~ Dan Millman
  30. “The hours of your life are the most valuable currency you will ever have. How will you spend them?” ~ Dan Millman
  31. “The seasons do not push one another; neither do clouds race the wind across the sky. All things happen in their own good time.” ~ Dan Millman
  32. “There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path. There is no path to Love. Love is the path. There is no path to Peace. Peace is the path.” ~ Dan Millman
  33. “You get no more and no less than what you believe you deserve.” ~ Dan Millman

  34. “Masters of one art have mastered all because they have mastered themselves. With dominion over both mind and muscle, they demonstrate power, serenity, and spirit. They not only have talent for their sport, they have an expanded capacity for life. The experts shine in the competitive arena; the masters shine everywhere.” ~ Dan Millman
  35. “everyone tells you what’s good for you. they don’t want you to find your own answers. they want you to believe theirs.” ~ Dan Millman
  36. “If you want peace of mind I suggest you resign as general manager of the universe.” ~ Dan Millman
  37. “Allow rather than resist what arises in the present moment-inside or out. Let it be interesting rather than good or bad.” ~ Dan Millman
  38. “Stress happens when your mind resists what is…The only problem in your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds.” ~ Dan Millman
  39. “When we feel stuck, going nowhere-even starting to slip backward-we may actually be backing up to get a running start.” ~ Dan Millman
  40. “If you face just one opponent, and you doubt yourself, you’re out-numbered” ~ Dan Millman

  41. “The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for.” ~ Dan Millman
  42. “Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.” ~ Dan Millman
  43. “Ultimately, fear of failure generates a vicious circle that creates what is most feared. To break this cycle, you need to make peace with failure. It isn’t enough to merely tolerate it; you need to appreciate the failure and use it.” ~ Dan Millman
  44. “Thoughts naturally arise. The point of meditation is not to banish thoughts but to make peace with them by realizing their lack of substance.” ~ Dan Millman
  45. “This planet is a divine school, and daily life a classroom. Our choice of teachers depends on what we need to learn.” ~ Dan Millman
  46. “If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever.” ~ Dan Millman
  47. “Live with a peaceful heart; cultivate a warrior’s spirit.” ~ Dan Millman

  48. “Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is… The only problem in your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds.” ~ Dan Millman
  49. Dream big. Start small and then connect the dots” ~ Dan Millman
  50. “Embrace the higher truth that everything comes to pass exactly as it should. Find peace and wisdom by accepting what is.” ~ Dan Millman
  51. “You’re a prisoner of your own illusions – about yourself and about the world.” ~ Dan Millman
  52. “As poet-philosopher Rabindranath Tagore reminds us, “We cannot cross the sea merely by staring at the water.” Simplicity has power. And living on purpose comes to this: Just do it. How much simpler can we get?” ~ Dan Millman
  53. “So trust the process of your life unfolding, and know with certainty, through the peaks and valleys of your journey, that your soul rests safe and secure in the arms of God.” ~ Dan Millman
  54. “You have to lose your mind in order to regain your senses.” ~ Dan Millman

  55. “Do you have the courage for it? Do you have the love? If you have enough of one, you will develop the other.” ~ Dan Millman
  56. “Bad people don’t go to hell, they are already there.” ~ Dan Millman
  57. “Be happy now, without reason – or you never will be at all.” ~ Dan Millman
  58. “May you find grace as you surrender to life. May you find happiness, as you stop seeking it. May you come to trust these laws and inherit the wisdom of the Earth. May you reconnect with the heart of nature and feel the blessings of Spirit.” ~ Dan Millman
  59. “It is better for you to take responsibility for your life as it is, instead of blaming others, or circumstances, for your predicament. As your eyes open, you’ll see that your state of health, happiness and every circumstance of your life has been, in large part, arranged by you – consciously or unconsciously.” ~ Dan Millman
  60. “To be authentic literally means to be your own author.” ~ Dan Millman

  61. “I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.” ~ Dan Millman
  62. “Coming to appreciate your worth can, in some cases, dramatically improve your circumstances by changing the choices you make and the actions you take. And as you begin to treat yourself with more respect, other people begin to do the same, since we subconsciously “train” others how to treat us through messages we send through body language, tone of voice, and other subtle cues and behaviors. Discovering your innate worth and living from that place allows you to make more constructive choices-to choose the higher roads of life” ~ Dan Millman
  63. “Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.” ~ Dan Millman
  64. “When you release your expectations that the world should fulfill you, your disappointments vanish.” ~ Dan Millman
  65. “No matter what we feel or know, no matter what our potential gifts or talents, only action brings them to life. Those of us who only think we understand concepts such as commitment, courage, and love, one day discover that we only know when we act; doing becomes understanding.” ~ Dan Millman

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