Someone in your life has likely wronged you in some way. Whether or not you’ve learned to forgive that individual is another question. I think we all know that learning to forgive others is a liberating practice, but that’s easier said than done.
Today, I am joined by Andrew O’Brien to talk about his quest for forgiveness. I don’t want to ruin the conversation for you, but his mother made national news when she killed Andrew’s stepfather, asked him to cover it up, and attempted to pin it on his brother. We cover why forgiveness is crucial for men, how to take the first steps, elements to include on the “forgiveness journey,” and finally finding a way to forgive.
“People who’ve experienced traumatic events in their life have a consistent need to please others to feel love and affection. ” Tweet That
Today I am joined by my friend, Andrew O’Brien. Andrew and I have been friends for a couple of years, but he recently told me about a journey to forgive that he has decided to take (In fact, he begins his official journey tomorrow as of the release of this podcast).
Also, as he shared part of his story with me, I couldn’t help but think how powerful this would be for the men of the Order. I know forgiveness is an issue that many men in the Facebook Group and the Iron Council bring up.
You don’t need to take notes or anything on this conversation, but please listen to Andrew’s incredible story about his mother and his path to forgiving her. I hope his discussion helps you in some way.
“Everything that’s happened in my life has created flaws inside of me, but they’re flaws that can be fixed. ” Tweet That
- Walking to freedom
- Emotional trauma
- Anger and resentment
- Childhood memories
- A newfound appreciation
- Estranged brothers
- Holding on to animosity
- The ultimate objective
- Always pleasing others
- Finding happiness in the wrong places
- Public criticism
- Emotional abuse
- Bigger ambitions
- Growing up as a victim
- Re-engineering forgiveness
“Forgiveness is step one, but this is about transforming my life. ” Tweet That
Gents, I’m finally able to give you all the details you need to get up here for a meetup/event/experience on our new property in Maine. I’ve been thinking about this for the last six months (since I knew we were moving here) and I’m stoked to get you here.
It’s going to be held August 10 – 11, 2019 (and an exclusive Iron Council dinner on the 9th) and over the course of two days, I’m going to give you access to the framework and network you need to thrive in your life.
We’ll have activities designed to push and test you, presentations in each of the four quadrants we cover here in Order of Man, and opportunities to band with other like-minded men who want to achieve big things in their lives as well.
We only have 30 spots remaining so, head to www.orderofman.com/maineevent to secure your spot.
If you’re ready to be part of a team, a band of brothers if you will, who are doing big things in their lives and want to help you do the same, join us at www.orderofman.com/ironcouncil.
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