The Four Elements of an Empowered Life
Written by: Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum
Published by: Mosaica Press
About this Book
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
“Filled with deep ideas, fascinating insights, and real plans for living a greater and more empowered life.”
-Charlie Harary, motivational speaker, author of unlocking Greatness
Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum is a passionate Jewish educator, motivational speaker, and life coach in the Greater Washington, DC, area, working with both families and young adults from all different Jewish backgrounds. A student of Yeshivas Toras Moshe and the Mirrer Yeshiva, Rabbi Buxbaum received rabbinic ordination from Aish HaTorah and Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, zt”l. Rabbi Buxbaum was the rabbi of Aish HaTorah of Greater Washington for eight years before launching the Lev Experience together with his wife, Devorah, with the mission of empowering individuals to find greater meaning, purpose, and possibilities in life by deepening their connection to Jewish wisdom and values. Rabbi Buxbaum also lectures for various other educational institutions in Maryland and is a frequent scholar-in-residence throughout America. This is his first book. Rabbi Buxbaum, his wife, and their six children live in Silver Spring, Maryland.