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In today's issue, we're going to unpack one of the most critical aspects of mental and spiritual health for men. This is a journey every man should be on, one that I've been on, and honestly, one that I don't think should ever really stop.
Let's call it deconstruction and construction.
God gave humans this unique ability to use their brains, to change their own brains. Think about that for a minute. We're the only species created that can actually use our mental faculties to build systems and put forth effort in a way that can actually change our own brain's wiring. It's amazing, really.
The unfortunate thing is many of us don't step in and engage in this way.
As we journey through life, there are all sorts of experiences we have, good, bad, and otherwise. We have victories, micro-traumas (or big traumas), words spoken to us in haste by our parents, things we witness, the way a coach used to challenge us, and more, all of which created some form of reinforcement or breakdown of certain connections in our brain.
The result is there may be experiences we've had that have “shaped us” that we're completely unaware of, can't remember, yet have significant implications on how we now operate at a subconscious level. It's created a form of operating system that runs our brain.
There's this mind-spirit-soul wiring we have as humans. Where these 3 domains play into one another and can either support each other or work against the other.
In order to really transform and change for good, this has to be addressed. Otherwise, all of our efforts will likely at some point be sabotaged by reverting back to default settings.