The Zen of Creativity

http://www.amazon.com/Zen-Creativity-Cultivating-Your-Artistic/dp/0345466330|Zen and Art, and Zen through art.|

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John Daido Loori

I choosed this book for it’s compelling title. Although I initially thought  that it would be more oriented to show you  how to improve your creative skills, it actually guides you to Zen Buddhism through Art. And it’s very good at it. Written on a autobiographical way, John explains the basic principles of Zen and how your own artistic  and self-expression search can lead you to the discover of the truths of life. Goes between the practice, with even some exercises, to the basics of zazen and the Zen principles, a description of the Zen Arts and the Zen aesthetic.

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The Black Swan

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Swan-Impact-Highly-Improbable/dp/1400063515|Randomness and Uncertainity|

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Excellent. A thoughtful view of the uncertainities of the worlds we live in. Leaves many points to think about and hopefully I’ll write about some of them soon. A definitively future reread.

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