This book is intended to provide a guide to exploring a more meaningful life than we otherwise might have in its absence—not because this author knows or understands more, but because this author invites the reader to grow in as many ways she or he finds important and relevant. Certainly, this may not be a journey that is for everyone. Some may find that it contradicts some fundamental beliefs the reader holds dear, in which case it may not be as helpful as intended. In addition, this guide requires a level of humility, effort (intellectual, psychological, spiritual, etc.), and self—evaluation that may be more than some are willing to invest.
There is no shortcut to embarking on a journey that leaves the world better because we were here. The challenges and questions introduced in this book are no less perplexing for this author as they may be for the reader. There is a plethora of methods available to each of us to employ for self improvement at any given time.
This book is offered as an available aide to individual growth and development. Hopefully, this piece will encourage a pattern of inquiry that leads the reader to experience life with a joy that resonates from within. Moreover, it is the intention of this work to support the finding of a deep sense of meaning and peace that exists totally unconnected to the material world. It is the hope of this author that each reader not only sees who we are when we look in the mirror but also be encouraged to imagine who we could be.