about the 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 world, represented by the four elements of Fire, Wind, Water, and Earth. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including classic Torah texts, mystical works, psychology and modern-day thinkers, and his own personal experiences as a Rabbi and life coach, Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum presents a close-up look at the constant struggles that are happening within each of these inner worlds. Each chapter is filled with the practical tools and habits to help us advance on the journey towards mastering the elements and becoming the greatest possible version of ourselves.

An energizing and uplifting read, The Four Elements of an Empowered Life will empower you to become the person you need to be to accomplish the mission that only you can accomplish in this world.

advance praise


The Four Elements of an Empowered Life is filled with deep ideas, fascinating insights and real plans for living a greater and more empowered life.

Charlie Harari

Motivational speaker, Author

Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum’s book, The Four Elements of an Empowered Life hones directly in on the great desire of most people to live a meaningful life. His impressive knowledge of Jewish source texts spans from basic Jewish literature to the sublimely mystical.  He masterfully weaves them all together to create a fascinating armchair journey to discovery of self and G-d.  

Rabbi Yerachmiel Millstein

Senior Lecturer for Aish Discovery Seminars

Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum reminds us most powerfully, that imporivng ourselves is, not only a prerequisite for healing the world, but actually is the very beginning of that process. Rabbi Buxbaum uses authentic and ancient Jewish sources, drawing much on mysticism, and succeeds in translating it to a language and ideas that are accessible to the modern student.

This book is meant for the person who can seriously introspect, understand the multifaceted nature of the human, and how Torah addresses all of these various facets. It is sure to add much depth and comprehension to that person. Hopefully we will succeed in fixing ourselves first- one facet at a time; and the world- one human being at a time!

Rabbi Aaron Lopiansky

World-renowned Rabbi, Lecturer and Author