What is it to be empowered? Where do you go to find self empowerment? Do you believe that you create you, your circumstance, your environment, your now.
Absolutes in our universe are rare and one of those rare absolute things is, that we are where and who we are in life because of our past (what and who are sort of interchangeable because we are spiritual, energy beings at the base of us, that just doesn't change), what we have learned, how we learned, what we have experienced, what beliefs we have learned/been taught and more or, everything. And, even that is not an absolute, because it is our perceptions of all of that, that makes us what we are today. So, are you happy and content with who, what and where you are? If not create something, someone (you) that is more to your liking. Where do you go to do this? It all starts and ends with you.
I taught post-secondary for many years and one of the strong belief that I developed is that every child, student, graduate student should have this as a part of thier currirulim from Kindergarten to graduate school. Getting to know yourself, the real you without commercials and society pressures. Butch