The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you discover why. This book is for those who desire the answer to the "why" question, and this answer is found only by taking the Deeper Path.
One emotion infects us allpain. But although pain comes naturally, dealing with it doesn't. Many cope by masking their pain, pushing it below the surface and self-medicating it with apathy, aggression, and addictions. Unfortunately, these strategies only numb our pain and our potential, creating space between us and our purpose. Although we can't escape pain, author Kary Oberbrunner believes that the path of recovery begins when we stop avoiding the ache and instead choose to explore, unmask, and understand our deepest wounds. The answer is not to rid our lives of pain, but to learn how to let our hurts lead us to healing. In this transparent book, Kary shares his own story of overcoming self-injury while integrating relatable examples from education, government, entertainment, business, and faith. With deep compassion and clarity, Kary reveals a profound model that helps the reader move toward freedom and become a soul on fire.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Kary Oberbrunner has a burning passionigniting souls. Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they are here, and where they should invest their time and energy.
Kary struggled finding his own distinct voice and passion. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary invests his time helping others achieve their true potential. He is the founder of Redeem the Day, which serves the business community, and Igniting Souls, which serves the non-profit community.
The author of several books, Kary also serves as a founding partner on the John Maxwell Team. He and his wife Kelly are blessed with three amazing children. Connect at www.KaryOberbrunner.com.
Table of Contents
Beneath the Surface 9
The Deeper Path 11
Part 1 Numb-The Why
1 A Routine Takeoff 17
2 The Melody Line 23
3 The Door of Pain 33
4 Leaving the Nursery 41
5 The Little Difference 59
Part 2 Feel-The How
6 Step One: Question Your Condition 77
7 Step Two: Unmask Your Painkillers 85
8 Step Three: Explore Your Wounds 99
9 Step Four: Overcome Your Excuses 109
10 Step Five: Embody Your Healing 119
Part 3 Alive-The What
11 One Happy Reunion 131
12 God of Edges 141
13 Soul on Fire 151
14 Author Your OPUS 157
15 Five-Minute Sketch 181
Discussion Points 185
Examples of OPUS 189