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About Johnny Cavazos MD
Johnny Cavazos is a practicing emergency room physician with over thirty years of experience. Experience matters.
Johnny actually started working in emergency rooms as a senior in high school at the age of seventeen. The ER is an amalgam of fascinating experiences that run the gamut of life. These experiences provided a fertile background for growth and understanding that transcended the normal daily routine case load in the ER.
Because of a series of untoward stumbles and failures, Johnny landed in a world of stress, anxiety and frustration. This lead to a decade of discovery. A ten year journey of spiritual growth, enlightenment, and clarity. The result ? Four books. The Authentic Self Series.
As he was working through these trials and troubles, he began studying the bible and at the exact same time was introduced to the phenomenon of NDEs. Near death experiences. That lead to a ten year focus on bible study, the Christian faith and the science and spiritual insight provided by NDEs.
You can visit Johnny's website at www.bravethewave.org.
You can download a free PDF file "The Top Head to Toe Symptoms That Make Your Doctor Nervous". Thirty years of experience brings some valuable nuggets that can be useful to you and your family.
WHY I WRITE
When it comes to writing, I had no desire to be a writer. There came a point in all this studying and journaling when I came to the conclusion, "If I don't write all these ideas and experiences down, my head is going to explode". Not only that, my family and friends were sick of hearing me talk about all these ideas and spiritual experiences.
It became a "can't not" decision. That idea is in my second book on passion and purpose. When there's something that you "can't not" do, pay attention. Honestly most of my writing is the response to a series of questions. Many, many questions. I would venture to say that I 'm not the smartest guy in the room at a cocktail party, but I bet I'm one of the most curious.
Some of the most compelling questions have to do with passion, power, purpose and pain. The big Ps. I discuss passion, purpose and power in my second book and pain in my third.
My first book, 'Brave The Wave', focuses on the Authentic Self and how we can move closer to the idea or the blueprint that God had in mind when he created us. True authenticity. Not the "best version" or a "better version" of our individual selves because those bring something into the equation that tends to take us in the wrong direction. Our own personal idea or image that we create for ourselves. We could also be focused on an image that other people created for us.
I believe the" Authentic Self" is an ideal. It's objective. It's who God has in mind. Some people will say "that's easy. God wants us to be like Jesus. That's it." That is a great starting point and we know that there is zero downside to emulating Jesus. But we are endowed with talents, experiences, passions and gifts that are distinct and unique. Unique to each and every one of us.
Engaging all of these while striving to grow in our relationship with Jesus is the key to reaching our "Authentic Self". The self we were created to be.
Along the way, we are going to have trials, troubles, obstacles and waves.
Hence, "Brave The Wave".