Challenging – Overcoming – Empowering – Life Saving
Zen and the Art of Living
Mentoring for Those With the
Courage to Make the Journey
Based on years of mentoring hundreds of people – helping them overcome some of life’s most daunting challenges, I have developed an approach that is truly life-changing. Questions of personal growth and empowerment come down to a handful of life questions that most either overlook or take for granted.
Shall you live authentically who you are meant to be or will you spend your allotted living the life of someone you imagine your self to be?
The true tragedy in most people’s lives is that they are far better than they imagine themselves to be and, as a result, end up being much less than they might be.
It is dangerous and wasteful, when thinking about your life, to start with paragraph two when the very roots of who you are reside in paragraph one.
The most potent knowledge that any person can have – the knowledge that opens the door to empowerment and a fulfilling life – is self-knowledge. But that is the very knowledge that is most often lacking. If your journey inward has never been made, the results are going to the a feeling of being adrift, a feeling of remorse for things that might have been, a fear that the dreams of youth will never come true and a resignation that life will be pretty much as it is until it is over.
Your future is yours to determine – unless you are too busy making a future for somebody else – somebody that you think you are but are not.
After making my own journey, I began to help others travel the same road. For me, the rewards are bountiful. I see strangers who have now become friends overcoming challenges that they never dreamed could be mastered – living lives that they only hoped would be possible. And for them the payback is getting to live an authentic life – having a second chance to reinvent themselves and soar.
Earl R. Smith II, PhD