The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life by Boyd Varty

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Key Takeaways

  1. We don’t need life coaches to find our purpose, we need to return inside us, return to instinct. By getting back in touch with our wild animal nature, we, in fact, become more human
  2. We will all fall asleep at some point in our lives. When we are ready to hear the call to wake up, we can take the first step. Simply by paying attention can you begin to wake up
  3. The archetype of the father is someone who helps you become the best version of yourself. This is often not the actual father or close male relative
  4. Learning to track is like learning a foreign language.
  5. Don’t try to be someone. Find something so engaging that it helps you forget yourself
  6. I don’t know where we’re going, but I know exactly how to get there
  7. You need to boil down the impossibly large area an animal can be in down to the first, single track. The journey to transformation is a series of first tracks
  8. Civilization is 3 days deep. After 3 days in the wilderness, you can shed modernity and get back to essence
  9. Losing the track is part of tracking. No movement or effort is wasted. If you lose the track, you know it’s not here. Go back to the last track, there is information there
  10. There is nothing more healing than finding your gift and sharing them

What I got out of it

  1. A beautifully written book – personal, vulnerable, deep. Seeing Boyd’s personal hero’s journey in action is inspiring and exciting