John E. Taylor

About The Teacher

For many years I really thought was living a full and free life of my choosing.

I went to university, earned my degrees, and went into multiple ‘career paths’ of my choice over the decades. After a number of years playing the game to make my mark and prove myself, I had a track record of some failures and had also amassed some solid successes across my life. Yet, at the end of it all, I wasn’t who I really wanted to be, and I didn’t have the relationships or partnership I really desired.

When I looked below the surface, my achievements didn’t actually satisfy or nourish my soul, and that core base-line feeling of dissatisfaction was ever-present.

So, I started to deeply question if I was on track and truly living ‘my life.’

Then one day everything changed; I had a profound realization. Like a thunderclap.

I realized I had no idea who I really was, or what I was really doing; I had accepted my path, and chosen most of how I was living my life from my family, my friends, my schools, my society, my peers, and others. In some strange way, I was living out their expectations.

The potent truth: I was squandering my precious time here, living someone else’s story of me, and far from being “free”, I was in some sophisticated “Matrix.”

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