Why you might want a men’s group
by Boysen Hodgson You're invited to sit in a men's group. Feel free to bring a friend. When you're done with the initial raised eye-brow ... you might ask ... Why would I want to do that? You might want to keep building on the success that you are having right now! ...
The 3 Purpose Myths – Myth #3
by Chris Kyle Let’s do a quick review of the first two purpose myths. Purpose Myth #1: “I can discover my purpose simply by thinking about it.” (read full Myth #1 here) This first myth is about how our thinking minds can be a trap for us in opening fully to our purpose, which then ...
The 3 Purpose Myths – Myth #2
by Chris Kyle A few days ago I wrote about the 3 Purpose Myths and shared with you the first Myth and how to bust through it. If you missed Purpose Myth #1, go here to read it on our blog: Myth #1 The first myth ...
The 3 Purpose Myths – Myth #1
by Chris Kyle Over the years, I’ve worked with hundreds of men around their purpose and every time we would dig deeper into the question of finding and living purpose we'd usually come across what I call a Purpose Myth. After bumping into these myths (defined as ‘an unfounded or false notion’) ...
Everything is Happening, All the Time
In the wake of tragedy. Masculinity, Culture, and Transformation by Boysen Hodgson The world is not a safe place. It never has been. I bet my life it never will be. Shadow and Light. Order and Entropy. The question, for me, is what is the QUALITY of this risky world? How am I co-creating ...
The ManKind Project and Robert Bly
by Boysen Hodgson Right now, filmmaker Haydn Reiss is working on a documentary film about Bly’s life and career called “News of the Universe.” In the film, one of the things Reiss will do is look at some of the myths about Bly and the ‘men’s movement.’ He also has a ...
Raising Your Vibration
Jim Donovan, raising the vibration by Jim Donovan Much of what we are experiencing on the planet now has to do with a push towards exponential human evolution. Though your condition has always been one of consistent change, the time has come for that change to happen more rapidly. As we all ...
The New Macho
by Boysen Hodgson The New Macho He cleans up after himself. He cleans up the planet. He is a role model for young men. He is rigorously honest and fiercely optimistic. He holds himself accountable. He knows what he feels. He knows how to cry and he lets it go. He knows how to rage without hurting others. He knows ...
Homme-Training – Psychologies Magazine – France
Nearly fifty thousand men have passed through the doors leading them into a powerful once-in-a-lifetime experience that we call The New Warrior Training Adventure. Sometimes our familiarity with 'the weekend' can lead us to forget just how unique and world rocking this event is for those who have never ...
Justin Hunt; ABSENT, a new documentary about Fatherhood
by Boysen Hodgson Absent Target; this movie, as Justin Hunt says, is targeted to men. And often it is women who 'get' the film. Energy embodied; informational, emotional, invitational Empowering intent; To present a simple thesis ... 'the father is the first human being in a child's life who either chooses them, or ...
Matthew Sloane; Tulie’s Garden ~ a book review
by Boysen Hodgson Tulie's Garden "Tulie's Garden; the place where I abandon and reclaim who I am", written and illustrated by Matthew Alexander Sloane. Available at the author's web site.Click Here to purchase the book. Target; this is an ideal book to give to a young man in your life ... it is ...
Editor’s Note: Lewis Denbaum is launching a free to listen Telesummit bringing together a wide array of experts on multiple topics impacting men’s lives. Men like tools. And there are some experts on this telesummit with some great tools. The Summit features a number of ManKind Project men including Bill Kauth, David Kaar, Michael Taylor, and Denbaum himself.
Here is what Lewis has to offer about the Men’s Telesummit 2013 – and the world.
by Boysen Hodgson
You’re invited to sit in a men’s group. Feel free to bring a friend.
When you’re done with the initial raised eye-brow … you might ask … Why would I want to do that?
You might want to keep building on the success that you are having right now! And you know that the people who are the best at what they do are always looking for another edge … another way to practice and get stronger.
by Two Crows Calling
DEDICATION — For the Dream of the Earth — held by Father Thomas Berry.
Tree people roots in mother Amazon, burned alive
crucified with whirling blades of steel
whipped with chains
Blood sap oozes onto the face
of the crying mother of us all.
Tree people dragged by massive caterpillars
shamed with no explanation
by Andrew Sokolsky
I am alone
No one cares about me, but me
I must do it on my own,
I am a man
You don’t get me,
and never will
There’s a pain inside that you will never know,
I am a man
I am by myself,
alone without support
If I don’t do it, no one will,
I am a man
by Chris Kyle
Let’s do a quick review of the first two purpose myths.
Purpose Myth #1: “I can discover my purpose simply by thinking about it.” (read full Myth #1 here)
This first myth is about how our thinking minds can be a trap for us in opening fully to our purpose, which then requires us to access other parts of ourselves to tap a deeper knowledge.
by Chris Kyle
A few days ago I wrote about the 3 Purpose Myths and shared with you the first Myth and how to bust through it.
If you missed Purpose Myth #1, go here to read it on our blog: Myth #1
The first myth is this: You can discover your purpose simply by thinking about it.
by Chris Kyle
Over the years, I’ve worked with hundreds of men around their purpose and every time we would dig deeper into the question of finding and living purpose we’d usually come across what I call a Purpose Myth.
The ManKind Project USA recently launched a 4 day FREE Summit called “The Power of Purpose Summit,” bringing together top experts on purpose from the past 30 years, including Neale Donald Walsch, Dan Millman, Jack Canfield, Tim Kelley, Greg Levoy, and nine others. You can still sign up for the Summit and listen to the spectacular audio. The summit was a powerful success … but it was only the beginning.
Mike Brown interviews Foster Mobley about his book “Leadersh*t: Rethinking the True Path to Great Leading“
For over 40 years, gurus of all stripes have been promoting the “competency model” of leadership, insisting that mastering skill sets such as motivation and vision-setting is the key to effective leading. But if that’s true, where are all the great leaders? In reality, the corporate world and the world at large suffer from a dearth of effective leaders equipped to perform a great leader’s primary duty: building the capacity of followers to deliver breakthrough results.
Building and maintaining a cross cultural friendship
Michael (Miguel) Rath and Darryl Moment have built a powerful relationship based in conscious interaction. Here’s how they did it.
From strangers, to competitors, to allies and friends, this is the story of two men and their journey toward comfortable self awareness. Through their membership in the ManKind Project and a commitment to continue using the tools they found in a conscious community of men, Michael and Darryl have learned how to relate to each other, and to themselves, with a level of honesty that many men are looking for these days.
by Alain Hunkins
Want to kick a habit? Study more? Spend less time on Facebook? Ever feel like you have a hard time controlling these (or other) urges?
If so, you’re not alone.
For example, take the American Psychological Association’s annual Stress in America Survey. The survey asks about participants’ abilities to make healthy lifestyle changes. Survey participants regularly cite lack of willpower as the No. 1 reason for not following through with such changes.
Michael Taylor, of a New Conversation with Men interviews Chris Kyle, one of the hosts of the Power of Purpose Summit for men. Michael Taylor will be one of the featured speakers on the Power of Purpose Summit, starting February 27 to March 2, 2013. It’s a FREE summit with 14 featured speakers. You can listen live to the summit or download the audio and listen later.
Mike Brown interviews Author, Coach & Facilitator Rick Broniec about:
• His book “A Passionate Life: 7 Steps to Reclaiming Your Passion, Purpose and Joy”
• What Passion means and why it’s important.
• What Blocks people from living their passion.
• How to Access Your Passion.
In the wake of tragedy. Masculinity, Culture, and Transformation
by Boysen Hodgson
The question, for me, is what is the QUALITY of this risky world? How am I co-creating it? What are the feelings I want to be nurturing in myself and others, even as the world continues to spin and the universe unwinds in its chaotic beauty and devastation.
Right now, filmmaker Haydn Reiss is working on a documentary film about Bly’s life and career called “News of the Universe.” In the film, one of the things Reiss will do is look at some of the myths about Bly and the ‘men’s movement.’ He also has a great interview with John Densmore, the well known drummer from the 1960’s band The Doors, to talk about an oft misaligned ‘tool’ of men’s gatherings, the drum. Reiss has created a special appeal for the men of the ManKind Project – and also a special offer for MKP fans supporting the production of the film. Contributions are tax deductible.
by Mike Robbins
[reprinted with permission]
(For this week’s audio podcast, click here.)
by James Wilson
How would you define a fulfilling relationship? Does your current relationship match it? Is your current relationship leaving you drained or does it have you energized? How clearly can you identify what is working and what is not?
by Boysen Hodgson
On November 5, 2012, the New York Times published a new op-ed by David Brooks entitled “The Heart Grows Smarter” about a long term research study of men which was launched in the 1930′s and tracked men through the rest of their lives.
Though the researchers hadn’t intended to study male relationships … the most compelling results of the study were all about relationships. More specifically – they learned some key characteristics that would help men lead long, satisfying lives.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Here I will present three separate but connected stories … all concerning meditation. Meditation is a core practice for many New Warriors (men who have completed the New Warrior Training Adventure). There are multiple approaches to this in the ManKind Project, from basic sitting practices, ‘sit-spot’ practices done by many outdoor trackers and indigenous skills teachers, TM (transcendental meditation), Yogic Pranayama practices, Breathwork practices, Hollow Bones or Mondo Zen Rinzai traditions … and many others. Because the ManKind Project is not affiliated with any one religious practice – there are multiple paths offered and explored to increase self awareness. Here are a couple of pieces from within and outside of the ManKind Project on Meditation.
by Steve Harper
I lived in New York on 9/11. It’s a long story and I won’t go into here, but essentially I was heading downtown on a crowded bus (to work) when the second tower fell. It took me 6 hours to get back uptown to my apartment when I realized my workplace was closed. Buses were packed. Subways weren’t running. Pay phones were out of commission: lines were busy or phones were broken. I didn’t have a cell at the time.