A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a by Donald Miller

By Donald Miller

After writing a winning memoir, Donald Miller's existence stalled. in the course of what must have been the peak of his good fortune, he came upon himself unwilling to get away from bed, keeping off accountability, even wondering the that means of lifestyles. but if motion picture manufacturers proposed turning his memoir right into a motion picture, he stumbled on himself embarked on a brand new tale packed with threat, threat, good looks, and meaning.

A Million Miles in one thousand Years chronicles Miller's infrequent chance to edit his lifestyles right into a nice tale, to reinvent himself so no one shrugs their shoulders whilst the credit roll. via heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers during the lifestyles that emerges whilst it turns from dull fact into significant narrative.

Miller is going from napping all day to driving his motorcycle throughout the US, from dwelling in romantic daydreams to nervous encounters with love, from losing his cash to founding a nonprofit with a passionate reason. Guided via a number of outlandish yet very actual characters, Miller indicates us find out how to get a moment likelihood at lifestyles the 1st time round. 1000000 Miles in one thousand Years is a unprecedented occasion of the great thing about lifestyles.

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Personally, I find this to be very helpful in my own life. Over the three days we spend together, I shall be discussing various methods that we can employ as tools to examine ourselves, enabling us to embark upon a path of self-discovery and development. Taking your own body and mind as the laboratory, see if you can use these different techniques: that is to say, engage in some thorough-going research on your own mental functioning, and examine the possibility of making some positive changes within yourself.

In both categories, the list is identical: confidence, joyous effort, mindfulness, single-pointedness, and intelligence. In the present context, the distinction between a faculty and a power depends upon the practitioner’s level of fluency in that particular skill; at a sufficiently advanced stage of fluency, a faculty becomes a power. Next come the seven branches of the path to enlightenment: perfect mindfulness, perfect analysis, perfect effort, perfect joy, perfect pliancy, perfect meditative stabilization, and perfect equanimity.

I shall now briefly explain the historical background of Buddhism as we now know it. According to the Kashmiri pandit Śākya Śrı̄, who came to Tibet in the early thirteenth century, the Buddha was born in India about 2,500 years ago. E. When reflecting on these conflicting opinions regarding what is perhaps the most crucial date in Buddhist history, sometimes I feel that it is quite embarrassing that still no consensus exists on the key question of when the teacher Śākyamuni Buddha actually lived!

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