It seems like it’s been months since the guys met–I guess that what happens when you look so forward to discussing topics that are truly important. We changed our weekly session now to Tuesdays, starting this coming week on September 9 at 7:30. I am excited because we will get everyone’s focused attention, because I could not imagine trying to compete with Monday Night Football.
Next for us is Chapter 5, “The Pain Body“. There is a quote from the book that sums up what this chapter is all about.
"Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you
from being present now..." p. 141
This is important for all of us, because we all have pain in some form. For many of us, it is the dissappointment of one’s father not being available when you really needed him or losing a friend over some bull… that you can’t remember why they are not your friend anymore. The pain-body is not just about forgiveness, it is BIGGER than that to be sure. By knowing how the pain-body affects your thinking and approach to situations you can “free yourself” and take off the shackles that keep you from saying to yourself, “shoulda, woulda, coulda”. By understanding this, you can be Present and conscious in your dealings. Here is a sneak preview of Chapter 5 with the author, Eckhart Tolle.
This is a BIG DEAL! Here’s why: if you go into a job interview or dating someone or handling a family crisis, you will get the result you are looking for by NOT carrying the baggage of the past with you ALL THE TIME. This is what is called, “the angry Black man” or “the militant brotha”. How we manage the pain-body is the difference between achieving your personal objectives and goals and falling short. We will have real-life examples to share and discuss, so don’t miss our session this coming Tuesday. If you can’t make it, you can always tune in and send in your comments online during the broadcast.