I can get kind of preachy, I know. Hopefully it amuses you, the reader, as much as it does me. I find it incredibly entertaining that at times I can be so unbearably pompous. Here's a little gem that gets across a number of my points with a much lighter touch.
Peaceful Warrior is a film based on the classic neo-spiritual novel by Dan Millman, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior. It is a wonderfully clear and concise distillation of some very complicated ideas such as presence, impermanence, living in the moment, service, humanity, authenticity and self-discovery. And Nick Nolte, as Dan's teacher Socrates, is flat out perfect.
So, I'm going to stop talking now, and just urge you to take some time to either read the book or watch the film.