Wisdom from Dan Millman

Author Stanislaw J. Lec once said, “I wanted to tell the world just one word — but, unable to do that, I became a writer. And writer Isaac Asimov confessed, “If I knew that I had only six minutes to live . . . I’d type a little faster.”

For thirty years I’ve been typing as fast as I can, and striving to distill all I could into that one special word. But unable to do that, I’ve written a number of books — each like my children and grandchildren, different from the others, and each serving a mysterious purpose waiting to be revealed.

And over the years, one of the most important things I’ve learned is the value of story — your story and mine. Your story is your treasure. So I share with you the following observations in a short essay I’ve titled, Your Life on Paper:

What if you came across a journal written by a great-grandparent? What might you feel as you turned the fragile pages to uncover secrets of your lineage that might otherwise have been lost forever? What would it be worth to reclaim a piece of living history — to read the story of someone whose choices, courage, labors and life helped make your life possible?…Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Dan is the author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior (adapted to film in 2006), plus numerous other books read by millions of people in 29 languages. Learn more atpeacefulwarrior.com.

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Lin Moy
Lin M5 years ago

I threw out a bunch of journels because I did not want them read if I die. Some thoughts could hurt deeply.

june t.
june t5 years ago


Sue H.
Sue H5 years ago

OK then, inspired... thanks.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago


Beth M.
Beth M5 years ago