The Lion Tracker's Guide to Life

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019 - Nature - 160 pages
Somewhere deep inside, you know what your gift, purpose, and mission are. Boyd Varty, a lion tracker and life coach, reveals how the wisdom from the ancient art of tracking can teach you how to recognize these essential ingredients in a meaningful life.

Know how to navigate, don't worry about the destination, and stay alert. These are just a few of the strategies that contribute to both successful lion tracking and a life of fulfillment. When we join Boyd Varty and his two friends tracking lions, we are immersed in the South African bush, and, although we learn some of the skills required for actual tracking, the takeaways are the strategies that can be applied to our everyday lives. Trackers learn how to use all of their senses to read the environment and enter into a state of "greater aliveness." When we learn to find and follow our inner tracks, we learn to see what is deeply important to us. In the same way the trip in the classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was a vehicle to examine how to live out our values, the story of this one-day adventure--with danger and suspense along the way--uses the ancient art of tracking to convey profound lessons on how to live a purposeful, meaningful life of greater harmony.

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User Review  - mitchellray - LibraryThing

This is not a book of instruction but of inspiration. Boyd Varty tells the story of tracking a lion along with two fellow expert trackers. As he relates the art of tracking, he points out the ... Read full review

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Tracker and safari guide Varty (Cathedral of the Wild), who feels people have “lost contact with something more instinctual, more innate,” suggests the ancient practice of tracking as a means to ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

BOYD VARTY, Certified Master Life Coach, author, and TED speaker, runs retreats that merge tracking, coaching, and storytelling into experiential learning events at Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, the sanctuary where he was born and raised.

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