The Essential Worldwide Laws of Life
What does it mean to live a good life?
The major scriptures of the world, various schools of philosophical thought, storytellers, scientists, artists, and historians have all offered answers to this question. Surprisingly, these answers are common among nearly all sources. Famed investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton called these commonalities the “laws of life.”
Templeton gathers the best of these teachings in The Essential Worldwide Laws of Life. This handsome volume shows readers of all ages, from all parts of the world, how to make their lives more joyous and useful by learning the universal truths that transcend time and culture.
Each law is presented in an essay format, with stories, commentary, and quotations to illustrate its importance. The material is designed to inspire the reader to put these laws into practice and to enjoy the rewarding life that will result.
Foreword / vii
Introduction / xv
1. Controlling Your Mind / 3
2. Building Character / 23
3. Forging Attitudes and Beliefs / 43
4. Helping Others / 51
5. Learning / 65
6. Examining Ourselves / 81
7. Planning Your Life’s Journey / 101
8. Making Every Moment Count / 115
9. Practicing Forgiveness / 123
10. Embracing Humility / 133
11. Overcoming Fear / 141
12. Demonstrating Courage / 147
13. Sharing Love / 157
14. Giving and Receiving / 169
15. Giving Thanks / 193
16. Praying / 209
17. Awakening Spiritual Growth / 219
18. Finding Joy / 249
19. Pursuing Your Dreams / 273
20. Discovering Your Life’s Purpose / 295
21. Celebrating Success / 315
Bibliography / 331
Book News, Inc.—Portland, OR
In this inspirational guide for general readers of all ages, [Templeton] culls common principles and universal truths from various philosophers, storytellers, artists, historians, and the Bible, leading to insight on the meaning of life and the best way to live it. Underlying Templeton’s philosophy is the conviction that our thoughts manifest in daily life and that we are ultimately responsible for creating our lives. Some areas receiving his attention are helping others, embracing humility, sharing love, and finding joy.