Let’s face it, not everybody is healthy. Lots of guys are making time to go back home, to visit family and friends for the Holidays. But if you are coming to ManAlive, the truth is you may be the healthiest man in the rooms back home.
That can come as a shock, especially if you have been focused just on you; working at connecting to memories and emotions and dealing with what is really happening inside, it’s easy to forget that others are not. Just like you weren’t. You dad, your brothers, uncles, and friends are often where you were and may not be ready or willing to go deep. So if you find yourself around old friends and families and old patterns start to come up, remember that they may not even know what is going on. They may be popping off at old pains as well. They may trying to cope with wounds and pressures about which they are unaware.
With that in mind, take confidence in your progress and recognize the power it gives you. Knowing this shifted my inward condition from less of a victim to more of a victor. I had so much more compassion and patience for their pain. I was able to see the hurt, the lies, and many of the wounds and recognize and empathize with them. Which, in turn, helped me to connect with them where they were and that helped me handle confrontation differently. Not always perfectly, but better. And little bits of better is worth celebrating.
So from one powerful man to another, this can be the best Holiday Season yet!