I am a grown man who is courageous, strong, compassionate, and thoughtful. I have survived horrors beyond comprehension. I made it out of childhood. I have the features of a grown man - shave my face, have very little hair on my head, have hair... - well you get the picture.
When I first started on this journey of healing I read a book called "healing the child within". I nurture the little boy within - like go the park or buy my favorite ice cream. While I still do things that nurture the little boy within me, I know I need to "awaken the man within" me.
I want to take the courage, the strength, the compassion and the thoughtfulness I needed to survive a horrific childhood to "awaken the man within me". I have traits within me to build on awaking the man within me.
As I begin the process of awaking the man within me, I am curious to know what my brothers here have done to awaken the man within yourselves.
What have you done to awaken the man within you? What are your thoughts on awaking the man within you?