The Laws of Spirit opens with the story of Dan Millman's encounter with a mountain sage in the wooded hills near his home while on a mountain hike. Through stories, tests, and experiences in the wild, the female elder challenges her apprentice to examine twelve core principles that underlie human existence: balance, choice, process, presence, compassion, faith, expectation, integrity, action, cycles, surrender, and unity.
The book shows how these keys — at the heart of every religion, culture, and moral system — can lead to a deeper sense of meaning, connection, and harmony with the world. It also shows how the principles can transform relationships, careers, finance, and health. Quotations and reminders from across the centuries elevate and inspire readers as they accompany Millman on his journey.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: Meeting With a Mountain Sage 1
The Law of Balance 9
The Law of Choices 17
The Law of Process 25
The Law of Presence 33
The Law of Compassion 41
The Law of Faith 49
The Law of Expectation 57
The Law of Integrity 65
The Law of Action 73
The Law of Cycles 81
The Law of Surrender 89
The Law of Unity 97
Epilogue: The Sage's Farewell 107
About the author:
Dan Millman, a former world-champion athlete and college professor, is the author of numerous books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior, The Life You Were Born to Live, The Laws of Spirit, and The Journeys of Socrates. His writings have inspired millions of readers in more than thirty languages.
Dan teaches worldwide, sharing realistic ways to live with a peaceful heart and warrior spirit, transforming everyday life into a path of personal and spiritual growth. His work has influenced men and women from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, education, business, politics, entertainment, sports, and the arts.
Dan and his family reside in Northern California.