Choose Your Pain: A Pathway To Unexpected Joy

Choose Your Pain: A Pathway To Unexpected Joy

by Tom Muir

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Overview

There are seminal moments in peoples’ lives which change everything. For Tom Muir it was the revelation of deceit by his wife and the emotional collapse that followed. This dark period in his life started taking him places he never expected. Torn apart and absolutely confused, he began to question everything.


He began to experience an avalanche of tragedies that brought him to his knees emotionally and spiritually. Even his childhood faith was at risk as he had to face his inadequacies. Our own shortcomings can be hard to face, but Tom’s transparency makes the prospect easier. Baring his heart, he reveals the brutality of his father and the chaos that came with a mother struggling with alcoholism.


Tom has a ‘Job’ moment when he lets go of everything in search for the truth. He feels that the cost of his suffering is too high not to learn from it. It is in this place of total surrender that he experiences a cathartic insight: pain is inevitable, but how we respond to it is everything.


Readers will gain hope when they see that their real identity can be free from the baggage of the past and they can believe for a better future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780995421547
Publisher: Initiate Media Pty Ltd
Publication date: 02/01/2017
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Tom Muir is an accomplished speaker and manager for one of Australia's largest financial planning firms. He and his wife live in the beautiful area of Alstonville in the Northern Rivers district of NSW. In addition to being a qualified counsellor, Tom and his wife are local coordinators of the CAP Money budgeting course.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsv
Dear Readerix

1 A Darkening Sky1
2 Father Pain9
3 Bullies and Angry Men23
4 Am I Valued?35
5 Make Me Invisible43
6 The Self-Protection Trap53
7 Loss upon loss67
8 The Unwelcome Stranger (A Parable)87
9 An Interpretation91
10 Happiness or Healing?97
11 A Train to Nowhere111
12 Goodbye Baggage117
13 Letting Go131
14 My New Eyes145
15 Be True to You153
16 From Pain to Joy169
17 Looking Ahead175

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