Discovering our meaning and purpose--our reason for being--can seem like an impossible task, especially given the tumultuous times in which we find ourselves. Through challenging provocations, uplifting narratives, and profound insights, this book emboldens readers to experience their lives, not as spectators, but as reflective, courageous and purposeful participants. We can turn toward the problems, look them in the eye, and begin the work of setting things right--we can begin the process of awakening.
Aimed at students, this book combines the experience of a seasoned university professor and a discerning millennial to offer a bold alternative to our culture's standard, one-size-fits-all, uninspiring prescription for "success." Organized as a five-part journey, it explores, both cognitively and experientially, what it might mean to become fully alive and robustly human and what it means to assume the rightful authorship of your life. By breaking out of the dominant narrative of how life should be lived, and by becoming more aware of the world around us, we can gain the tools essential for becoming open-minded, imaginative, embodied, introspective and soulful human beings.