Books people (re)read @rauchg
code: blog/books-people-reread.js at main · rauchg/blog @GitHub
Books you'd read more than once @ notion
reviews Steven Pressfield @ Heroic
excellent podcast interview about book
1. The Law of Pure Potentiality: Take time to be silent, to just BE. Meditate for 30 minutes twice a day. Silently witness the intelligence within every living thing. Practice non-judgment.
2. The Law of Giving: Today, bring whoever you encounter a gift, a compliment, or a flower. Gratefully receive gifts. Keep wealth circulating by giving and receiving care, affection, appreciation and love.
3. The Law of Karma: Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind. Choosing actions that bring happiness and success to others ensures the flow of happiness and success to you.
4. The Law of Least Effort: Accept people, situations, and events as they occur. Take responsibility for your situation and for all events seen as problems. Relinquish the need to defend your point of view.
5. The Law of Intention and Desire: Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment. Make a list of desires. Trust that when things don’t seem to go your way, there is a reason.
6. The Law of Detachment: Allow yourself and others the freedom to be who they are. Do not force solutions—allow solutions to spontaneously emerge. Uncertainty is essential, and your path to freedom.
7. The Law of Dharma: We have taken manifestation in physical form to fulfill a purpose.
How To Master The 7 Spiritual Laws Of Success (book's web site)
was an Austrian-born British-American architect and design theorist. He was an emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley. His theories about the nature of human-centered design have affected fields beyond architecture, including urban design, software, and sociology
in software, Alexander is regarded as the father of the pattern language movement. The first wiki—the technology behind Wikipedia—led directly from Alexander's work, according to its creator, Ward Cunningham. Alexander's work has also influenced the development of agile software development.
In architecture, Alexander's work is used by a number of different contemporary architectural communities of practice, including the New Urbanist movement, to help people to reclaim control over their own built environment.
The book creates a new language, what the authors call a pattern language derived from timeless entities called patterns.
It is primarily seen as a book about architecture, but is also a book about a way of life. Alexander wrote the book in a beautiful way, with one or two lines in italics that sum up the general principals of his thinking, followed by unitalicized prose that dives deeper in the specific applications to architecture and design. He suggests reading the italicized parts first, then going back and re-reading the entire book