There are no ordinary moments.
Arrogant, talented Dan Millman seems to have the perfect college life and a shot at the Olympic qualifiers in men's gymnastics. Still, Dan wakes up almost nightly from terrifying nightmares and odd visions he can't explain or dismiss. One night, Dan goes for a run and comes upon a well-lit service station. Behind the counter, an old man seemingly moves without regard for space or time. Dan begs the old man, whom he names Socrates, to share the secret of his abilities in order to achieve his goal of Olympic Gold.
Thus begins a journey of discovery for Dan that will shatter every preconceived notion he has about academics, athletics, and achievement. Guided by Socrates, Dan will consider a whole new ideology - one that values consciousness over intelligence, strength in spirit over strength in body.
Based on the novel Way Of The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman