We all live with a deeply rooted desire to understand our unique purpose in this world. That discovery is the key to making every moment meaningful and living a truly empowered life. But are we searching in the right places?
The Four Elements of an Empowered Life takes you on a journey inward — to understand your unique purpose and to discover your inner worlds, represented by the four elements of fire, wind, water, and earth. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including classic Torah texts, Kabbalistic works, psychology, and modern-day thinkers, as well as the author’s own personal experiences in Jewish education and outreach, Rabbi Buxbaum presents a close-up look at the constant struggles that are taking place within each of these inner worlds. These pages are filled with practical tools and habits that will help you master the elements and become the greatest possible version of yourself — empowering you to accomplish the mission that only you can achieve in this world.
“In a society filled with well-intentioned people who are [trying] to “fix the world,” Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum reminds us most powerfully that we first have to fix ourselves… [U]ses authentic and ancient Jewish sources, drawing much on mysticism, and succeeds in translating to a language that is accessible to the modern student.”
Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky, Rosh HaYeshiva, YGW–Tiferes Gedalyah
“[A] fascinating armchair journey to discovery of self…”
Rabbi Yerachmiel Milstein, senior lecturer, Aish HaTorah Discovery Seminars
“[F]illed with deep ideas, fascinating insights, and real plans for living a greater and more empowered life.”
Charlie Harary, motivational speaker, author of unlocking Greatness
Steven Camassar (verified owner) –
I received my copy this past Saturday afternoon (6/5) and just finished reading it (6/7). Loved it. I’m excited to go back and reread some sections, to really think about the questions, the four elements, etc., and to make an action plan. I’ve been struggling for some time to understand what my mission and divine purpose really is; I think I understand now that it’s probably a lot closer to me, especially in the sense of needing to improve myself and my relationships. I really enjoyed this book and expect that I will revisit it multiple times. Well done, Rabbi. Thank you for this.