At a time when our thirst for spiritual guidance has never been greater, Marsha Sinetar has located an oasis of hard-won wisdom that is as close as the neighbors next door. In The Mentor's Spirit, Marsha Sinetar shows readers a way to use our inborn "spiritual intelligence" to see the world and everything in it as a potential mentor--a life-affirming source of guidance and inspiration. True mentors are "artists of encouragement" who help us discover what is unique about our calling in life and help us pursue it. These spiritual guides are all around us, waiting to give generously: in children, in nature, in silence, in the lives of historical and contemporary leaders. Sinetar points the way to remain open to them and let them take us to a life enriched by challenges and cooperation.