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 lifestyles stalled. in the course of what must have been the peak of his luck, he stumbled on himself unwilling to get off the bed, heading off accountability, even wondering the which means of lifestyles. but if motion picture manufacturers proposed turning his memoir right into a motion picture, he came across himself embarked on a brand new tale choked with hazard, risk, attractiveness, and meaning.

A Million Miles in 1000 Years chronicles Miller's infrequent chance to edit his existence right into a nice tale, to reinvent himself so not anyone shrugs their shoulders while the credit roll. via heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers throughout the lifestyles that emerges whilst it turns from uninteresting fact into significant narrative.

Miller is going from dozing all day to driving his motorcycle throughout the US, from dwelling in romantic daydreams to nervous encounters with love, from losing his funds to founding a nonprofit with a passionate reason. Guided via a bunch of outlandish yet very genuine characters, Miller indicates us the right way to get a moment likelihood at lifestyles the 1st time round. A Million Miles in 1000 Years is a unprecedented party of the wonderful thing about life.

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A person's way of thinking, his brain program shaped since birth, can never change through its own actions. Self-generated thought can only reproduce itself, though it continually changes the guises of that self-production t~ imply novelty. Self-moving thought is always self-incriminating, tangling in its own web of rationale. This is what makes our life so infernally frustrating. We have, apparently, only our thought as our tool for getting along. And all of our thought, our "understanding," comprehension, plans, hopes, schemes, maneuvers, and "progress" seem, sooner or later, to turn to dust and ashes.

Muktananda's words seemed conventional enough in some ways, 23 24 The Genesis of Genius radical and improbable in others. He reiterates, in dozens of ways, that: "God dwells within you as You. " Equally, he balances this with: "See God in each other. " This inner-outer command summarized his position and one is likely to ask: So what's new? Actually, "worshiping your Self' sounds strenuously heretical to Western ears, even as that capitalized Self begins to take on definition. Ordinarily I would have been ill at ease over the naive, open, and unembellished truisms I heard, yet here the force seemed tied up in those phrases.

I could attribute the play experience to my long work on the subject, but the power-spot affair left me no place to hide. ) My rationale was bankrupt. I finally knew just how thoroughly I knew nothing, and I quit. I retreated to the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia, where my friend, Robert Monroe (you should know his book, Journeys Out of the Body, Doubleday, 1971), kindly sold me a well-isolated parcel of land some two miles from the nearest road, telephone, or electric line. Here I built a house and, with my remaining family, settled down to a private quiet life of organic gardening and meditation.

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