Dan Millman is the author of seventeen books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, read by millions of people in twenty-nine languages. He teaches worldwide and lives in Northern California. Sierra Prasada is a freelance journalist, editor, and teacher. The author of Creative Lives and the founder of the 20th Century Project, she lives in Washington, DC.
Sierra Prasada is the author of Creative Lives: Portraits of Lebanese Artists (Turning Point Books, Beirut, 2009). A freelance journalist and editor now based in Washington, DC, she’s lived in and reported on the Middle East, aided by her fluency in Arabic. Selected works have been published by the Associated Press, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the New York Times Learning Network; in a Prentice Hall textbook Choices in Literature; and in the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup series. She teaches both writing and Arabic at the Graduate School USA. On the web, she has undertaken a decade-long exploration into the 20th century’s literary history. She has a BA in history from Stanford University and an MS in journalism from Northwestern University. Visit her online at www.sierraprasada.com.
Sergei was three when the soldiers took him. At fifteen he fled into the wilderness, with nothing to cling to but the memories of a grandfather who called him Socrates and the promise of a gift buried near St. Petersburg. Thus begins The Journeys of Socrates -- an odyssey that forged the character of Sergei Ivanov, whose story would one day change the lives of millions of readers worldwide. This saga of courage and faith, of love and loss, reveals the arts of war and the path to peace. Ultimately, it speaks to the quest we all share for a meaningful life in a challenging world.
The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face,
outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just
how to achieve the greatest success.
The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and
overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to
reach the highest level of creative discipline.
Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.
But the author considers these laws so central to all our lives that they needed a book of their own, and a more universal treatment, since anyone could benefit from applying any of these laws. As he writes: "Within the mystery of our existence, the universe operates according to spiritual laws as real as the law of gravity and as constant as the turning of the heavens. Aligning our lives to these laws can transform our relationships, careers, finances, and health. Simply put, they make life work better."
The Laws of Spirit, Dan Millman's "little book of big wisdom," offers a teaching tale in which he encounters an ageless woman sage while on a mountain hike. There, in the wilderness, she takes Dan and his readers through experiences and tests in the natural world that demonstrate the power of spiritual laws of balance, choice, process, presence, compassion, faith, action, patience, , surrender, and unity.
As the sage relates, "These laws belong to all of us. They rest within our hearts and at the heart of every religion and spiritual tradition." As you make your own journey through the pages of this book, you will find universal solutions to the varied challenges of our lives, leading to perspective and wisdom about the meaning and purpose of our lives here, and our connection with all of creation
It begins with a single step: Open the first page of a book you will refer to again and again for inspiration and guidance on life’s journey, up the mountain path.