Min Poem 310: Møde Wisdom

Min Poem 310: Møde Wisdom

Shamanen kender disse lyde ...
De til tider forstyrre jagten ... de
er nogle gange et resultat af jagten ...
Ser du, shamanen har holdt
til sine rødder, ikke som de shamaner
reed fløjte, der er blevet skåret fra
sin rod, dets sonderinger er de
klageråb af brudt hearted
som shamanen ved, men han
Også kender det helet hjerte ...
kender Icy grags og skygget
Vales ... blive vide af sangene ...
Af tomrummet mellem noter mellem
sangtekster, mellem åndedrag taget
i og åndedrættet bortvist ... Der
han finder det vide Visdommens ...
Der møder han hende ... Mor Sophia

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Addenda I54: Oscar Wilde sagde:

"Ah! Du må ikke sige, at du er enig med mig. Hvornår
folk er enige med mig, jeg altid føler, at jeg skal være forkert. "

Har vores digte har
at behage alle?
Har vi
et ansvar for at være provokerende?

Yes! MEN!
Vi har den ansvar!

Selvfølgelig! Vi har dette ansvar!
Wilde sagde, at! Wilde boede der!
Vores "moderne" omstændigheder kræve, at ...
Hvordan kunne vi ikke ... men at invitere en anden Hitler ...

Gaia, Moder Jord kræver, at!
Oprettelse storm efter massiv storm
ud over vores erfaring ...

Jeg kræver, at! ... Af
mine brødre & My Sisters!

Opkaldet er blevet lavet! Det er international!
græs rødder, ringer men gik på ...
springer tilbage op i den kaldende luft ...
men at kalde igen ... ethvert samfund ... hvert hjerte
Moderen og mødre overalt ringer ...
Fædre drop krig fra din bevidsthed.
Den har ingen fremtid ... Det avler ingen fremtid ...

Men ... selv!
Og en jordovn helvede er resultatet ...
Igen og igen ... igen og igen ...

MEN! Hvad mere bevis behøver at blive portrætteret end blodige
Glorious 20. århundrede ... ???

MEN ... SOM ER vi, at vi kan "T SEE
I alt dette LIGHT ??? !!!

Wali Qutbuddin Loren Ruh Smith
August 6, 2014

Qutbuddin Loren Ruh Smith: Jeg er 75 år, født i Tacoma, WA og gik i gymnasiet i Arcata, CA. Jeg tjente i den amerikanske hær, mødte min første kone og havde vores første søn i Frankrig. Jeg begyndte at skrive digte i min første kollegium engelsk klasse i 1961. Jeg har udgivet en bog med titlen Vejen til The Beloved og jeg har flere bøger klar til at udgive. Jeg boede i Sierras i Grass Valley i 30 år før han flyttede til Albuquerque, NM, i 2012. Min bog om fædre og sønner kaldes dette barn og hans Tree vil være at gå til forlagene om kort tid.

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Drengeår: ikke ligefrem en Filmanmeldelse

Gæst Indlæg: af Peter Clothier

Oprindeligt udgivet på Buddha Diaries

(For Luka, lidt senere i sit liv)

Jeg vågnede i morges tænker Barack Obama, og hvor perfekt han passer den model af manddom af Rudyard Kipling foreslog i sin uretfærdigt udskældte og ofte parodieret digt Hvis du ikke kan huske det, her er hvordan det starter ud "hvis".:

Hvis du kan holde dit hoved, når alt om dig
Er ved at miste deres og skyde skylden det på dig,
Hvis du kan stole på dig selv, når alle mennesker tvivler dig,
Men tage hensyn til deres tvivle også;
Hvis du kan vente og ikke blive træt af at vente,
Eller bliver løj om, redegør ikke løgne,
Eller blive hadet, ikke give efter for at hade,
Og alligevel ser ikke alt for godt, og heller ikke tale for klog ...

Lyder det ikke som Obama?

Men først Boyhood, hvilket fremprovokerede disse tanker. Vi endelig fik at se denne smukke og dybt bevægende film i aftes. Jeg elskede den tolv år lange rejse til disse dygtige og engagerede aktører, spille den følelsesmæssige udvikling af fiktive karakterer engageret i en fiktiv fortælling, som de selv fysisk alderen. Jeg elskede den "sandhed" af historien selv, om en familie kæmper med livets realiteter-de mislykkede og svigtende ægteskaber, de finansielle problemer, misbrug af alkohol og narkotika, søskende kærlighed og fejder, skole og relationer med klassekammerater, smerten af ​​teenageårene, og så videre. Alle sammen, start til slut, historien havde den overbevisende "føler" af livet som de fleste af os oplever det.

Og filmen er rigtigt, at dens titel. Det handler om drengeår. Selv i slutningen, er den unge dreng, Mason, hvis liv vi har fulgt fra folkeskolen til universitetet endnu ikke dukket helt ind manddom. Det sidste skud viser ham, bogstaveligt højt i naturskønne omgivelser i bjergene, og højt på svamp fodret ham af hans helt nye kollegium værelseskammerat. Med en dejlig ung kvinde ved sin side-de sidder stadig forlegent ved siden af ​​hinanden og ikke i nogle falske, for tidlig omfavnelse, han stirrer ud i ekstase i landskabet, som om ind i en fremtid fyldt med charme. Men det er helt klart, at han stadig er en dreng. Drengeår stadig gløder i hans ansigt; han er alt lover, ingen afslutning.

Hvilket bør ikke overraske os. Han havde ingen modeller af virkelige manddom, da han voksede op. Masons biologiske far er en charmerende rogue i sine tidlige år, ude af stand til at acceptere det ansvar, ægteskab, job og familie. De efterfølgende relationer hans mor former er med mænd, hvis mandighed er så tvivlsom som hans fars: en glat akademisk hvis usikkerhed føre ham til berusede tyranni; en tidligere militær mand, hvis umodenhed er åbenbaret i hans ufølsomhed og manglende fleksibilitet. Med en bemærkelsesværdig undtagelse, en fotografering lærer, der forsøger at flytte vores Mason ud over hans stædige, sløv ungdomsårene-den stærke, modne tal, der omgiver den voksende drengen er kvinder. Mændene er simpelthen voksen små drenge.

Hvilket får mig til at reflektere, over de parametre af filmen efter dette spørgsmål: hvad er de kvaliteter af mandighed? Vi finder det, jeg tænker på som en rigtig mand alt for sjældent i vores moderne verden. Vi er omgivet overalt ved ungrown mænd: alkoholikere, de misbrugere, de arbejdsnarkomaner; præster og lærere, der udnytter deres tillidsposter og udnytter sårbarheder i børn; elskere, der tager, hvad de har brug for og afviser ansvar; politikere, der mangler rygsøjlen at regere og kapitulere for let for dem, der ville manipulere dem; bevæbnede idioter, der insisterer så skingert på deres "rettigheder", og er hurtige til at foragte andres rettigheder; sportshelte pumpet op med ulovlige stoffer og falske testosteron; forkælede kulturelle idoler, mange af dem næppe mere end teenagere.

Alt for ofte er de modeller af manddom vi tilbydes præget af en falsk forestilling om styrke. For at vende tilbage til præsidenten og hans nuværende knibe, omgivet som han er ved velmenende progressive til venstre og fanatikere blændet af deres egen retskaffenhed til højre, alle bider hælene og krævende skærme af styrke. De forstår ikke, at de kvaliteter af sande styrke ikke er intellektuel stivhed og udslæt, dumdristig handling (den tidligere præsident og hans Enablers kommer uundgåeligt til at tænke på), men den modenhed til at træde tilbage og tage længere mening at visdom lytte og, når nødvendigt at ændre. Selv det at bøje. Også det er styrke. De har ikke lært den gamle lektie af egetræ og reed .

De kvaliteter af manddom, efter min mening, er disse: integritet, en følelse af mission, en hengivenhed til service. Vi ved, hvordan man underviser disse kvaliteter. Vi gør det med vores militære mænd i boot camp (kvinder også i disse dage, selvfølgelig, men jeg er bekymret her med mænd.) Mens jeg ikke er en fan af militarisme i nogen form, vil jeg indrømme, at i de fleste tilfælde selv denne stupide form for indvielse kan producere beundringsværdige mænd-mænd, der har ikke kun styrke og færdigheder, men en følelse af formål større end dem selv. Vores væbnede styrker er værdig til den respekt, de modtager. Hvad tænder drenge til mænd er denne form for ritualiseret indvielse-en proces, der er betydeligt mangler i udviklingen af ​​den unge, der er portrætteret i "Boyhood", som det er at de fleste af os i dag. Af mig selv, hvis jeg skal være ærlig, må jeg erkende, at jeg nåede en vis grad af mandighed kun i mine halvtredserne. For ægte indvielse i vores kultur har vi erstattet så lunkne ritualer som kristne bekræftelser og bar mitvahs.

De behøver ikke gøre det trick. I traditionelle kulturer, overgangen var en langt mere farlig rejse, der involverer reel trussel mod liv og lemmer som drenge blev sendt ud i ørkenen eller jungle at dæmpe sårbarhed og frygtsomhed af barndom i stål, de skulle fungere som en mand. Vi i den moderne vestlige verden har ingen vilde dyr til at beskæftige sig med, medmindre vi tæller dem inden. Vi glemmer, at disse er stærke nok til at styre vores liv, hvis vi ikke lærer at anerkende og konfrontere dem. Den tidlige myte om indledning for os er prøvelser af ridder lærling, der rider ud i skoven for at teste hans evner mod den mørke ridder-eller dragen-og vender tilbage forberedt til at tjene hans dronning.

Hvad er integritet? I enkle vendinger, er det den styrke til at sige frygtløst præcis, hvad jeg mener, og gøre præcis, hvad jeg siger. Hvilket indebærer naturligvis en klar vision om, hvem jeg er og hvad jeg får gøre. Hvis jeg i tvivl eller forvirring, jeg mangler beslutsomhed. Jeg rastersimulering. Svaret ligger ikke i at benægte tvivl og forvirring-de er en del af at være menneske. Ingen undslipper dem. Ved at nægte dem jeg risikerer stejle og forgæves handling, når det, jeg har brug for først at konsultere den indre visdom, som jeg har kæmpet med mig selv at finde, og genopdage den klarhed, før jeg handler. En mand af integritet er en mand, der "har sin handling sammen," i den forstand, at hans handlinger er i fuld kongruens med hans ord. Han har "integreret" de fire grundpillerne i hans væsen: sind og krop, følelse og ånd, og de er ordentligt i balance. Handling, der ikke bakkes op af alle fire af disse i kor-handling, der mangler tænkt, eller hjerte, eller energi, eller formålet er lige så ineffektiv som passivitet overhovedet.

Uadskillelig fra en mands integritet, så er den forståelse, at han har efterladt uskyld drengeår, sammen med den frihed, som ledsagede det. Han bor i en verden af ​​ansvarlighed over for andre, og anerkender hans pligt (ja, undskyld, en smuk, gammeldags begreb!) Til at tjene andre end sig selv. Desværre, det er sandt, at de fleste af os undlader at leve op til dette ideal. Vi ser omkring os, søger forgæves for det meste for vores Mahatma Gandhis, vores Nelson Mandelas, vores Martin Luther Kings-mænd, der var bestemt ikke mangler i de mangler, der gjorde dem menneskelige, men der formåede at være storslået større end deres svagheder, og spektakulære, historiske service til deres medmennesker.

Vi kan ikke alle være mænd som disse, men vi kan være mænd. Uden den udfordring traditionelle indvielsesritualer, er vi forpligtet til at finde eller opfinde vores egen rejse fra barndom til manddom. Det er ikke nogen let opgave at stå over mørket og de indre dæmoner, der, uden vores bevidsthed, kan styre vores skæbne. Alle os brug for en form for støtte, som vi gør, at turen: en kirke, måske, en åndelig vejledning, en uddannet terapeut ... Og rejsen, for de fleste af os, er aldrig slutter. Hvem kan læne sig tilbage på laurbærrene og sige med sikkerhed: Jeg har nået fylde min manddom? Selv i, i bedste fald, min sidste kvartal her blandt de levende, jeg stadig kæmper med min egen.

Så vi forlader vores unge hovedperson i "Boyhood" med rejsen ind manddom stadig foran ham. Han har måske allerede er indledt i sex og narkotika, i slid og slæb arbejde og nu endelig kollegium kollegium, men ingen af ​​disse har åbnet døren til den virkelige, dybe, indre arbejde, han bliver nødt til at gøre, hvis han skal blive den mand, han har brug for at være, hvis han skal opfylde sit livs skæbne. Og det er endnu ikke kommet ...

Watch for Peter Clothier's forthcoming novel about masculine sexuality, “The Pilgrim's Staff” (an old euphemism for the penis.) It's told by two narrators, a contemporary figure painter and and 18th century English gentleman. Frank sex scenes and potboiler excitement! Peter is a 1994 NWTA initiate, a one-time active Ritual Elder, and a well-known art writer. His latest book, “Slow Looking: The Art of Looking at Art,” explores the values of contemplation and meditation. Feel free to write him at peter clothier@mac.com .

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The Transformational Power of Daily Rituals

By Gonzalo Salinas

According to Charles Duhigg author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business , approximately 40% of what we do every day, we do unconsciously. We have formed a habit that we tend to repeat every day, and it's making our choices for us.

So, think about all the things you do every day. Some of them probably don't serve your highest purpose but still, you repeat them religiously … even knowing specific behaviors are putting you away of the reality you want to live. Duhigg explains that every time you repeat those habits your brain reinforces them … so it craves, later on, this repetition. Even if is not beneficial, you get a neuro-chemical reward in your brain that not only will create some sort of addiction but also reinforces the identity you have created for yourself.

I have tried many times to change bad habits and create new ones. With a sincere heart I must confess that I have failed more times than I have succeeded. But I noticed something happened every time I was succeeding; the positive new habits were daily rituals.

Yes. I do have rituals. Ritual - “a series of actions or type of behavior regularly and invariably followed by someone.” I repeat certain rituals every day, and believe me dear reader of the MKP Journal, to repeat an action every day, is not an easy task, especially when I am trying to create a new self.

Let me share some daily rituals hoping that this will inspire action to enhance lives.

I do my rituals first thing in the morning: I wake up and I go for a run. The running part is simple. I already told myself that as soon as I hear the alarm I must jump out of the bed. At the beginning it was hard, now is automatic. My recommendation is to avoid dealing with ANY logistics - so your sportswear must be ready next to the bed from the previous night.

rising-sun

A second ritual is: I carry in my wallet one handwritten page. One side of the page is divided in two: on the left side I have a few statements: my flaws or weaknesses to become aware of what I want to change, and on the right side my good qualities and virtues to remind myself the tools I have for my own growth. Deliberately this second list is bigger than the first one. On the other side of the paper I've written a brief composition about who I want to be. I've included goals and projects and a description of how I see myself in the next three years.

I read this paper three times a day. As soon as I wake up, at lunch time, and before I go to sleep. It takes me two minutes each reading. When I read it I focus on staying present: just reading.

Third: In the morning I also do a brief visualization … right before I come back from running I stop and I visualize: It takes me three to five minutes. I visualize the same three goals I have written on the paper I carry on my wallet.

Finally, is my gratitude time. On a notebook I got specifically for gratitude, right before I go to sleep, I write three things that I'm grateful for that day. It doesn't matter if it's as simple as “the kid I saw having some ice cream at Lincoln road in South Beach.” If I feel like writing it, I write it. Then I say a brief prayer, and I go to sleep.

These four rituals have changed my life   dramatically in the last two years. Have I been 100% consistent with them?… absolutely not. I used to give to myself a guilt trip, this usually led me to abandon my regular practice for a while. If for some reason I miss my rituals now, instead of the self punishment, I just carry on.

Det er det. Just a couple of thing before I finish: You may notice that my rituals are very simple; they are simple because when I create a complex plan, I find I'm planning to fail. Start small and keep going; it is a great exercise of self love.

And lastly, be creative with your rituals! Some people create a vision boards with images, others do mantras or incantations, others meditate or do breathing exercises. The rituals become habits because of repetition, and the daily practice causes transformation.

I've got more from my 2 years of rituals than from my entire previous life without them. Use them and then you tell me!

Gonzalo photo

Gonzalo Salinas is an Assistant Editor for the ManKind Project Journal, a publication of the ManKind Project, a nonprofit mentoring and training organization offering powerful opportunities for men's personal growth at any stage of life. Salinas studied Literature in Lima, Peru at San Marcos University, and has been living in the United States since 2003. He lives in Miami, FL. Salinas is committed to his own personal development, and to spreading the word about the vision and mission of the Mankind Project .

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Your Distraction Vortex – Purpose Block #3

af Chris Kyle

If you missed the special Live Q&A call on April 15 for the Man on Purpose Course and want to listen to the audio, go to the Man on Purpose Course web site to listen.

Over the last week, I've shared with you the first two core Purpose Blocks which are:

Purpose Block #1 = the Fear Triad
Purpose Block #2 = the Doubting Voice

Now it's time to explore the third of the 3 Purpose Blocks. Purpose Block #3 is the Distraction Vortex .

In our modern, media-saturated and technology-driven culture we have a never-ending list of things we can do in our daily lives to keep us busy and our schedules extremely full.

The daily choices are mind-boggling … TV shows, books, internet surfing, sports, phone calls, porn, email, movies, hobbies — and on and on and on. And all of this is in addition to our daily work (that hopefully pays the bills).

All these possible activities make up the Distraction Vortex: a swirling pool of constant and seemingly endless things TO DO … that can suck up all of our precious time.

None of these activities, in and of themselves, are inherently “good” or “bad.” However, if we are spending much of our time in the Distraction Vortex — there is a good chance that we are also distracting ourselves from what we might want most in our lives: deeper connection, greater joy, more meaning, and a clearer sense of purpose.

And because the journey into these states can be more subtle and unclear, it's frankly easier and likely more soothing to numb-out or check-out with a juicy distraction like a TV show, a series of YouTube videos, or a trashy novel.

The challenge and question is, “How do I consciously navigate this Distraction Vortex, so it doesn't suck up all of my time — and instead frees up my time for focusing on living more fully into my purpose?”

Here are three steps you can take to help set you free from the Distraction Vortex.

1. Slow Down and Observe Your Activity
The first step is to use whatever stillness practice you have, like meditation or mindfulness, to slow yourself down each day (and if you don't have one, then start one), and begin to observe what pulls your attention toward what you would consider unhealthy distractions.

Then take on a one week “distraction awareness practice” by tracking where you are spending your time in the activities that you consider distractions. This brings to conscious awareness what activities YOU use as distractions to not face something else in your life.

2. Notice What You're Avoiding
The second step is to notice what you may be avoiding in your life that the distractions helps you not have to face. It is typically something you don't want to look at, and which makes you uncomfortable… something that you struggle with in your life.

Being more conscious of the activity, feeling or the energy that you're avoiding helps to burst the bubble on your distraction patterns. Now you have the awareness to make a new choice about whether to engage the specific distractions or not.

3. Recommit with Support
As you see more clearly how your particular distractions don't serve you, you can now recommit yourself to the actions and activities that truly support and serve you — your own growth and your purpose.

By declaring your commitment to the activities that feed your passions and purpose to another person close to you helps you stay accountable to not slipping back into the unhealthy distractions. This support is key to breaking out of the Distraction Vortex.

In the Man on Purpose Course, starting tomorrow (April 17, 2014), we spend two of the 7 weeks on looking at the patterns and habits that take us out of the fuller expression of our authentic power, creativity and purpose. This helps clear the way to bringing more energy and power to our purpose.

To your distraction-free purpose,
Chris

PS The Man on Purpose Course starts tomorrow, April 17th, and there's still time to register and lock in your seat in the course. Go here to register for the course. One man who took the course last year said:

“The course opened me up to the desire and passion to start living as a man who lives to be more of service in all aspects of life. Not “what is my purpose?” but rather how to LIVE with purpose!” — Edward Werger

Chris Kyle

Chris har trænet og coachet hundredvis af enkeltpersoner til at opnå større succes i deres virksomheder og deres liv. In partnership with The ManKind Project® USA, he recently created The Power of Purpose Summit and the Man On Purpose online course. Han er også medskaber, med Amy Ahlers, af den igangværende tele-serie, New Man, New Woman, New Life.

Ud over hans lederskab udviklingsarbejde, har Chris tilbragt over 24 år som en udøvende, iværksætter, konsulent og business coach, der arbejder i Fortune 500 virksomheder og eje sin egen øko-eventyr rejse selskab. Chris er uddannet fra Stanford University, hvor han studerede statskundskab. Han bor sammen med sin kone i det nordlige Californien.

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Curious about Why you are Here? Special Q&A Call!

Special Q&A Call Tonight & Important Announcement

We've received a lot of great questions over the last week around the topic of purpose and wanting to know more about our upcoming course — Man On Purpose: The Essential 7-Week Online Course for Men which starts on April 17th.

As I mentioned in my last post, George Daranyi and I will be hosting a special interactive Q&A call tonight – Tuesday April 15th. We will be answering some of the most frequently asked questions about the course, and also about how you can access your hidden power to activate your passions and purpose in the world.

If you have any lingering questions about the course, please join this special Q&A call TONIGHT, MARCH 15TH at 5:30 pm Pacific Time to get the answers you need.

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Here's how to access the Q&A Session with George and me:

TONIGHT at 5:30 pm Pacific / 8:30 pm Eastern / 12:30 am+1 UTC

To listen by webcast online, go to:

http://InstantTeleseminar.com/?eventid=54169320

To listen by phone dial:
Number: (425) 440-5100
Access code: 405934#

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A number of men who have experienced the work with us were eager to share how it had improved and changed their lives:

“They showed me how I had been asleep for most of my life, and how I needed to “awaken” and take charge of my life, to take responsibility and be accountable for my actions. In the program, I received the tools to get back into integrity with my family, my friends, and mainly with myself… I learned that it in order to make a difference in this world, to live into my purpose, I first had to change myself.” — Joe A.

“Chris' approach helped me to see where I'm not showing up fully in my life and the shadows that were holding me back. His intuition and awareness guided me to confront these shadows and helped me stay present, even when it was uncomfortable. With Chris's help, I found my growing edge and learned how to take what I experienced in the sessions into my professional and social life, my intimate relations and most of all, my inner journey. By experiencing this place of “deep knowingness”, purpose and fierce love, I experienced the essence of my true nature.” — Tim C.

I also wanted to let you know that our 3-payment option ends this Friday. So if you're planning to register for the course and would benefit from the option of spreading the payments over three months, be sure to register by tomorrow to take advantage of this opportunity.

To learn more and register visit the course information page.

Til at leve dit formål,
Chris Kyle & George Daranyi

Chris Kyle

Chris har trænet og coachet hundredvis af enkeltpersoner til at opnå større succes i deres virksomheder og deres liv. In partnership with The ManKind Project® USA, he recently created The Power of Purpose Summit and the Man On Purpose online course. Han er også medskaber, med Amy Ahlers, af den igangværende tele-serie, New Man, New Woman, New Life.

Ud over hans lederskab udviklingsarbejde, har Chris tilbragt over 24 år som en udøvende, iværksætter, konsulent og business coach, der arbejder i Fortune 500 virksomheder og eje sin egen øko-eventyr rejse selskab. Chris er uddannet fra Stanford University, hvor han studerede statskundskab. Han bor sammen med sin kone i det nordlige Californien.

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What is your Doubting Voice keeping you from? – Purpose Block #2

If you missed the first post: here are the 3 Purpose Blocks:
The Fear Triad
The Doubting Voice
The Distraction Vortex

As we move further along our purpose journey path we're likely to run into the second purpose block: The Doubting Voice.

This Doubting Voice inside you might sound like this:

  • Do you really think you can live your purpose — what about making enough money for the family?
  • It sounds too risky to shift careers now… why would you want to do that?
  • Where will you get the support to take on this new project?
  • What happens if it doesn't work out?
  • Do you think you have the talent to write your book, it's really difficult…

Essentially, this inner voice is that part of our thought pattern that is negatively questioning everything we say or do.

And the problem is that when your Doubting Voice collides with your Calling, your unfolding purpose, then it wants to find all the ways to keep you from going to the “unknown edge” — to the places that you'll have to extend yourself, to risk, and to grow in likely uncomfortable ways.

The Doubting Voice's mission is to eliminate risk, keep things the “safe”, and to NOT be uncomfortable. This obviously puts you at odds with yourself at times, and why it is a core block to living your purpose.

So, how do we work with and neutralize our Doubting Voice?

I have found that the best way to work with the Doubting Voice is to make friends with it.

I know, easier said than done. But here's my process of be-friending, or said another way, integrating my inner Doubter.

Start with naming the Doubting Voice in you. You might call it: Doubting Dude, or Cantankerous Cathy, or simply Mr. Doubter. What this does is twofold:

Brings lightness and humor to that part of ourselves that is pretty heavy and a limiter to our full, authentic expression
Allows the witnessing part of yourself to arrive so you can see the bigger perspective beyond your fearful, doubting ego-mind thoughts/voices.

Then it's time to have a brief dialogue with your Doubter. It flows like this:

"Mr. Doubter, do you have some true wisdom for me that I should know about?” Here you're investigating for important information that might be in the doubting voice. A grain of truth that you feel may be important to the issue at hand. Listen to what comes back.

Then say to yourself: “Thank you for sharing. I don't need you at this time. I'm now going to make room for a choice that is for my highest good – my empowered choice.”

And now there is space for you to make a new choice toward your purpose, toward that which brings you more alive.

In the Man on Purpose Course , George Daranyi and I will speak on how to turn your negative inner voices (what we call Inner Bullies) into allies for your growth and expansion. So, I encourage you to let your Doubting Voice be the new fuel for your growth, for a deeper self-acceptance, that will bring more energy and clarity to your purpose work.

To your purpose adventure,
Chris

PS George and I are hosting a special live Q&A Call on Tuesday, April 15th at 5:30 pm PT / 8:30 pm ET to answer all your questions about the upcoming Man on Purpose Course , which starts on April 17th. Mark you calendars now and we'll be sending out Access Details on Monday. Go here to learn more and register for the course.

Chris Kyle

Chris har trænet og coachet hundredvis af enkeltpersoner til at opnå større succes i deres virksomheder og deres liv. In partnership with The ManKind Project® USA, he recently created The Power of Purpose Summit and the Man On Purpose online course. Han er også medskaber, med Amy Ahlers, af den igangværende tele-serie, New Man, New Woman, New Life.

Ud over hans lederskab udviklingsarbejde, har Chris tilbragt over 24 år som en udøvende, iværksætter, konsulent og business coach, der arbejder i Fortune 500 virksomheder og eje sin egen øko-eventyr rejse selskab. Chris er uddannet fra Stanford University, hvor han studerede statskundskab. Han bor sammen med sin kone i det nordlige Californien.

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What stops you from claiming or more fully living your purpose?

The challenge I see constantly with people who want clarity of purpose, or want to bring more energy or focus to it, is that there's at least one BIG block   (if not several) in their life that's keeping them from being fully engaged and lit up by their purpose.

I'd like to share with you the top 3 Purpose Blocks   that I've discovered through the purpose work I've done with hundreds of people over the years; and then how to move through these blocks. Today I'll focus on Purpose Block #1.

Here are the 3 Purpose Blocks:

  1. The Fear Triad
  2. The Doubting Voice
  3. The Distraction Vortex

Purpose Block #1 is the Fear Triad . I have consistently found three specific fears that people face when diving into discovering their purpose, OR when they are trying to put the vision of their purpose into action in the world. The three core purpose fears are:

  • Fear of Survival (mostly financial)
  • Fear of Failure
  • Fear of Ridicule

The survival instinct is deeply rooted in our old brain, the reptilian brain, and is now, in our modern culture, mostly connected with our financial resources.

So the Fear of Survival   unfolds like this: If you choose to go after your purpose, living it fully, then it may drain ALL your resources and/or not be sustainable in the future, and you won't “make it” — you won't survive. You won't be able to pay the bills and feed your family. So, it's just easier to avoid the question about purpose altogether than to face the possibility that you might not survive by living the “fantasy” of your purpose.

The Fear of Failure inside our purpose exploration can become more pronounced because the call of our purpose may stretch us into unknown areas, or test us with new approaches or concepts.

It may unfold like this: If you go for what you really want, your purpose, and fail; then you've failed on the really BIG one in life — living your purpose.” This would not just be failing on a project or a task, but may have the sense of a “whole-person failure” — the message being: “I am a failure in my life.”
The Fear of Ridicule unfolds like this: if your purpose is calling you to do something different in your life, to take on a new vision for your life with a new set of actions, you may find yourself misunderstood by family, friends, colleagues and maybe even your partner.

This exposes you to people's reactions, their own fear and their ridicule. The fear may arise that you'll be laughed, belittled or rejected because your ideas seem non-conventional or simply strange to others.
So, here is the 3-step flow of how to work with these natural fears in the Fear Triad:

> Awareness of the Fear
Notice and acknowledge the fear. It is important to pause yourself and take a deeper look inside at what these fears are for you. Name them in your OWN way and in your words. Bringing them out of the shadow and into the light of your conscious mind is the first step.

> Allow and Embrace
Once you are aware of your unique flavor of the fear, then you're ready to embrace this fear as simply a part of you and a mechanism that your ego-mind uses to keep you safe.

This means accepting the fear with self-compassion and seeing it as a natural part of your growth and evolution as a human being. It's important for you to watch your tendency to push the fear away, to deny it or pretend it's not there.

> Open to a New Choice
As you allow and embrace your fear, it begins to lose its hold and power over you. It may still be there, but it's been seen, named and embraced. So, now it's time to make a new choice that supports your highest growth and calling in the moment.

What you thought was just not possible before because of one of these fears, now may seem possible. Make a NEW choice that serves you and your passionate, creative expression.

In the Man on Purpose 7-Week Online Course we teach you a powerful tool called the Reframing Process that will help you reframe your fear messages and shift them to new possibilities and new choices.
Go to our course information page to learn more.

Chris Kyle

Chris har trænet og coachet hundredvis af enkeltpersoner til at opnå større succes i deres virksomheder og deres liv. In partnership with The ManKind Project® USA, he recently created The Power of Purpose Summit and the Man On Purpose online course. Han er også medskaber, med Amy Ahlers, af den igangværende tele-serie, New Man, New Woman, New Life.

Ud over hans lederskab udviklingsarbejde, har Chris tilbragt over 24 år som en udøvende, iværksætter, konsulent og business coach, der arbejder i Fortune 500 virksomheder og eje sin egen øko-eventyr rejse selskab. Chris er uddannet fra Stanford University, hvor han studerede statskundskab. Han bor sammen med sin kone i det nordlige Californien.

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Wake up call

Category: Memoir

by Gonzalo Salinas

Every morning after my run on the beach and my morning rituals, as I drive to work, I see the kids from the South Beach Elementary crossing the street, I see the cuban windows full of people buying their morning cafe cubano , I see the many yoga fans carrying their mat to their morning practice and I see the magic atmosphere of the beach waking up and starting the day.

I cross the MacArthur causeway admiring the breathtaking view, with the Miami skyline and the port of Miami on one side and the mansions in front of the ocean and the Miami bay on the other one. I take the I95, my usual shortcut to the roads in Coral Way to get to my office.

I'm grateful for all the things I get to see every morning. Hvorfor? Because everything I get to see every day is a blessing. I know it firsthand…

south beach

Da jeg var barn, jeg elskede absolut at spille. Jeg var altid organisere spillene. Jeg husker altid at lege med mine ældre brødre, med mine venner eller mine fætre. Opfinde spil, løb, hoppe, skrigende ... en af ​​mine favoritter var at spille fodbold med en papir bold dækket i gaffatape. Jeg var altid travlt med at være et barn.

Nogle gange i skolen, klokken ringede tidligere end normalt. Jeg var meget glad, fordi jeg havde mulighed for at gå hjem og spille, men på den unge alder, var jeg ikke klar over, hvor farligt årsagen var, hvorfor de var at sende os hjem timer før slutningen af ​​skoledagen.

Min folkeskolen var truet af de terroristiske bevægelser Lysende Sti eller Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement. Begge terrorgrupper, der havde taget min by, Lima, og var at ødelægge alt, hvad de rørte ved. Da de truede skolen blev den eneste løsning at sende alle hjem for dagen. Det meste af tiden, disse var falsk alarm, nogen ringer uden grund, men i resten af ​​byen, kan du ikke gå til en cafe eller en restaurant, fordi terroristen var at bombe de kommercielle områder, offentlige kontorer, banker, private virksomheder og alle offentlige sted du kan forestille, spreder kaos og terror over hele Lima og resten af ​​landet.

Jeg voksede op på dette miljø, uden at være klar over den konstante risiko for, at bare gå på gaden i min by. I 12 års rædsel 1980-1992, var resultatet omkring 70 tusinde mennesker dræbt. Heldigvis den peruvianske regering var i stand til at bringe terror til ophør.

Der er mange steder i verden lige nu, som Pakistan, Irak eller Somalia, hvor terrorisme er en del af hverdagen. Jeg føler mig så velsignet at leve, hvor jeg bor nu. Og jeg er vågen - vågen til den virkelighed, som ikke alle oplever verden, jeg lever i, og jeg er også ansvarlig for at bo vågen..

Så hver morgen, jeg er taknemmelig for, hvad jeg ser på min vej til arbejde. Taknemmelighed, for mig, er det modsatte af frygt. Være taknemmelig for hvad du har, og sende dine positive energier eller sige en bøn for de steder, hvor terror er virkeligheden. Jeg beder for en verden, hvor alle børn kan gå på gaden og aktiviteter.

Gonzalo foto

Gonzalo Salinas er en assisterende redaktør for menneskeheden Project Journal, en offentliggørelse af menneskeheden Project, en nonprofit mentoring og uddannelse organisation, der tilbyder kraftfulde muligheder for mænds personlig vækst på ethvert tidspunkt i livet. Salinas studerede Litteratur i Lima, Peru på San Marcos University, og har boet i USA siden 2003. Han bor i Miami, FL. Salinas er forpligtet til sin egen personlige udvikling, og at sprede ordet om den vision og mission menneskeheden Project .

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Belysning mørket - Lumos

Gæst Indlæg

New Warrior Brother Michael Marlin fra Hawaii vil oplyse publikum med sin scene produktion af LUMA: Kunst i Darkness under en ti-byrundtur til at udføre kunst centre over hele landet, der begynder 28 Marts.

En top komedie jonglør der spillede Las Vegas og åbnet for folk som Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, George Carlin, og REM, Marlin gik væk fra sin succesfulde solokarriere i 1986. Han solgte sit hus i Redondo Beach, Californien og flyttede til ø Hawaii til at co-fundet en alternativ samfund og samtidig bygge og leve i et træ hus med ingen elektricitet.

I 1989, mens stående på en aktiv lavastrøm bemærkede han den hypnotiske effekt det havde på folk og havde åbenbaring, "Alt liv henledes på lys."

Det var oprindelsen af ​​LUMA, et show, som nu dukkede op i 15 lande, 44 stater og har turneret siden 1998. LUMA, med en støbt af syv, er et show om emnet af lys, der kombinerer alle slags fysiske discipliner fra rytmisk gymnastik, dukketeater, magi, dans, akrobatik, fysik og eksperimentelle metoder.

Smeltet med et utal af lys teknologi fra glødelamper til bioluminiscerende, fra lysdioder til lasere, vil turen tage det fra Arizona til Massachusetts i løbet af en periode på fem uger.

"For tre år siden Marlin kom til Houston og åbnede med sin jonglørnummer," Sonny Elliot, en menneskeheden Project ritual ældste minder "[LUMA] var en strålende og over-the-top præstation. Med den "visuelle" musik og "tekniske" danse, sammen med store entusiasme, det var en home run. "

Ved at manifestere sin vision om LUMA, Marlin stødt på en masse skepsis. Han har opholdt sig tro mod sin udtænkt, udvide showet og bygger på ny teknologi, som den har udviklet sig, ser som andre kunstnere for nylig har flirtet med nogle af de teatralske lette grundstoffer han har været banebrydende, popularisere det på shows som "Amerikas Got Talent".

Marlin har længe været en pioner og visionær. Hans arbejde inden for komedie og jonglering tilbage i 70'erne og begyndelsen af ​​80'erne påvirket en generation af jonglører, der fulgte. Barry Friedman fra menneskeheden Project i det nordlige Californien og halvdelen af ​​jonglering duo "The Raspini Brothers", rapporterer, "Jeg husker stående i vores køkkenalrum, da jeg var 18 år gammel og ser Michael Marlin på et tv-show kaldet Real People."

"Det viste mig en større billede af, hvad der var muligt, hvis jeg fast med jonglering: muligheden for at have det sjovt og gøre folk til at grine. Marlin har fortsat med at hæve overliggeren både kunstnerisk og professionelt. Hans show LUMA har glimrende fusionerede den visuelle appel af jonglering med ufattelige teknologi elektronisk styret belysning. "

Kom og se Lumos

Kom og se Lumos dette forår.

"Rejsen til at tage en vision større end én person kan trække ud og gøre det til en fysisk manifestation med så mange bevægelige dele var skræmmende," siger Marlin. "Arbejdet jeg har gjort i menneskeheden Project har hjulpet mig i en uoverskuelig måde i min evne til at lede andre i en ren måde, og ikke trække mit hår ud, (eller deres), når tingene ikke går som planlagt."

"Jeg har ingen tvivl om, at krusninger Marlin udfolder i livet for både hans publikum og medlemmerne af hans cast vil sprede ud og røre millioner af liv," siger Friedman.

Ticket information og videoer af LUMA kan findes online på http://www.lumatheater.com .

Vis Skema:

26 mar Gilbert, AZ - Higley center
April 4 Ft. Collins, CO - Lincoln Center
6 april Santa Fe, NM - Lensic Theater
April 7 Las Vegas, NM - University of New Mexico Highland Center
April 11 Chippewa Falls, WI - Heyde center
April 12 Madison, WI - Barrymore Theater
13 April Schaumberg, IL - Prairie Performing Arts Center
April 20/21 Roanoke, VA - Jefferson center
April 27 Storrs, CT - University of Connecticut Jørgensen center
29 April Queens, NY - Queens College
MAJ 2 Worcester, MA - Hannover Theater

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Video: "The Revolution er kærlighed" med Charles Eisenstein

deles af Chris Kyle

Denne kraftfulde 4-minutters video funktioner Charles Eisenstein, forfatter til Sacred Economics , fra en dokumentarfilm om Occupy bevægelsen. Charles vil være en hovedtaler på menneskeheden Project USAs kommende Power of Purpose Online topmøde marts 2014 (flere detaljer kommer snart).

Jeg elsker Charles 'sidste linje dette videoklip: "... Alle har en unik kald og det er virkelig tid til at lytte til det. Det er, hvad fremtiden vil være. Det er tid at blive klar til det, og bidrage til det, og hjælpe med at gøre det ske. "

Charles Eisenstein er en lærer, taler og skribent fokuserer på temaer af civilisationen, bevidsthed, penge og menneskelige kulturelle evolution. Han er forfatter til 6 bøger includingSacred Economics, The Ascent of Humanity, og jo mere Beautiful World Vores hjerter Know er mulig.

"Husk, at selvtillid er så selvcentreret som selvstændige inflation. Din pligt er at nå så dybt som du kan og tilbyde dine unikke og autentiske gaver som modigt og smukt som du er i stand. "
- Bill Plotkin, forfatter til Soulcraft *

* Bill også taler ved Power of Purpose topmødet i marts.

Chris Kyle

Chris har trænet og coachet hundredvis af enkeltpersoner til at opnå større succes i deres virksomheder og deres liv. I samarbejde med menneskeheden PROJECT® USA, han for nylig skabte The Power of Purpose topmødet og mand på Purpose online kursus. Han er også medskaber, med Amy Ahlers, af den igangværende tele-serie, New Man, New Woman, New Life.

Ud over hans lederskab udviklingsarbejde, har Chris tilbragt over 24 år som en udøvende, iværksætter, konsulent og business coach, der arbejder i Fortune 500 virksomheder og eje sin egen øko-eventyr rejse selskab. Chris er uddannet fra Stanford University, hvor han studerede statskundskab. Han bor sammen med sin kone i det nordlige Californien.

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Min ældste Soul ~ et digt

Kategori: Mænd som Elders , Poetry

af Re'uel Czach

Elders, mister vi vores sjæl.
Vi er så fanget individuelt småforseelser
og skænderier og sårede-hed,
at vi lader vores civilisation og vores planet dø.
Men vigtigst af alt,
Vi lader vores sjæl dø.

Da jeg valgte at blive såret,
og gå gennem livet trukket tilbage i min hule,
eller jeg vælger at være over-pansrede,
til punktet for at blive vejet ned,
med sådan tung bagage,
intet andet spørgsmål,
... ..my Sjæl er tabt.

Jeg valgte at tage et skridt i retning hævder,
min tabt sjæl,
da jeg valgte at mødes med mænd i en ærlig, åben cirkel.

Jeg vælger min sjæl,
når jeg beslutter at være så ydmyg,
at ingen kan fornærme mig.

Jeg vælger min sjæl,
når jeg valgte visdom,
i løbet at have ret.

Jeg vælger min sjæl,
når jeg valgte service,
løbet egoisme.

Jeg vælger min sjæl,
da jeg valgte at kigge inden for,
at finde alt det onde jeg se uden mig selv.

Jeg vælger min sjæl,
når jeg går livets vej,
hvor jeg er ingenting,
og jeg er alt,
i hellig balance.
Mine valg betyder alt,
mine overtrædelser betyder ingenting.

Mine lovovertrædelser mener jeg stadig har indre arbejde at gøre
og af hensyn til de kommende generationer,
Jeg bedre få det gjort så hurtigt som muligt.

Mine valg mener jeg har magt til at frelse mig selv,
mine kære, mine venner og muligvis mange flere mennesker,
fra en gennemsnitlig, egoisme og en ensom død.

Jeg føler stor sorg og sorg,
for alle, der bliver tabt.

Mens forstyrrelser af såret,
sårede-ness og skænderier,
suge så meget energi ud af min sjæl,
... ..og Sjæl mit folk.

Hver smerte og sår og chancen for at være rigtigt,
er et spejl af min sjæl,
og en mulighed for at helbrede.

Gør det! Vælg healing.
Vælg derefter visdom og venlighed,
og være den ældste, du skulle være.

Distraktioner er min fjende,
noget, der forsøger at trække mig ud,
min smalle mission.

Jeg skal bare lade Spirit styre mit liv,
hvor min ånd slutter og serverer,
en meget større visdom,
end jeg nogensinde kunne helt forstå.

Jeg spurgte denne dag til at anmode om på mig selv,
og mænd, der kalder sig selv Elders.
En ydmyg anmodning,
at vi fokuserer på den visdom at tænde en sti,
for dem, der kommer efter os.
Ydmyg mand, Jan 2014

Re'uel Czach

Re'uel Czach er en 60 år gammel, kristen mand med en vidunderlig kone og to sønner, en datter og en stedsøn. Han har boet i San Luis Obispo County, Californien i over 30 år og praktiseres arkitektur for de fleste af disse år. Czach er en I-Gruppen koordinator for Swallow Creek Coastal Circle i Cayucos. Han støtter aktivt og bygger den ældste samfund i San Luis Obispo og er Co-Elder formand for MKP Santa Barbara Fællesskabet. Czach fører en ugentlig mænds cirkel i min kirke, og er førende i mændenes ministerium.

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Mit formål Over My forhold?

af Chris Kyle

Jeg stødte på dette citat fra David Deida (forfatter til Way of the Superior Man) for et par dage siden:

"Indrøm for dig selv, at hvis man skulle vælge det ene eller det andet, den perfekte intime forhold eller nå dit højeste formål i livet, ville du vælge at få succes på dit formål. Bare denne selverkendelse ofte lindrer meget pres en mand føler at prioritere sit forhold, når det i virkeligheden er det ikke hans højeste prioritet. "

Jeg må sige ret off the bat, at da jeg første gang læste dette citat jeg tænkte ved mig selv ... jeg nødt til at vælge den ene frem for den anden?

Og så en anden del af mig stod op (i mit hoved, naturligvis) og sagde, "Det er rigtigt, at nå mit højeste formål ville helt rock!"

Der er helt klart en konflikt der kører inde i mig om, hvordan jeg prioriterer at leve mit formål som en mand, og hvor jeg placerer mit forhold.

Så, som jeg ser på mit eget liv til at undersøge dette spørgsmål om prioriteringen af ​​formålet, kan jeg se, at jeg er mest levende, engageret og passioneret, når jeg gør det, jeg elsker, give mine gaver og bringe mit formål frem til at tjene andre.

Og hvis jeg besluttede at vælge mit forhold OVER leve fuldt ud i mit formål, jeg tror, ​​en del af mig ville visne op. Og jeg ved, at min magt og tillid vil blive formindsket i verden.

Og i slutningen af ​​dagen, vil jeg ikke leve mit formål at skade eller ødelægge mit forhold til min kone. Jeg ved, at jeg kan give min fulde tilstedeværelse og hjerte til mit forhold uden at ofre mit formål.

Men rigtig juice og brand i vores forhold kommer fra mig at gøre dristige valg at følge mit hjerte og tarm, og give mine gaver, mit formål med lidenskab og uden undskyldning. Og min kone finder denne super sexet og er stolt af mig selv i tider jeg lægger mit formål arbejde over vores forhold tid.

Den twist her er, at i min erfaring lever dristigt ind i mit formål, med alle de triumfer og fiaskoer, der går med det, mit forhold trives.

Og selvfølgelig mit formål som jeg delte det ovenstående gælder for min kone så godt (hun er en "væsen" også), og så jeg kan være i mit formål ved at støtte hende på hendes vej til vækst.

Hvad jeg hører fra mange mænd, som jeg arbejder med, er, at de forsøger så hårdt for at gøre deres forhold arbejde eller for at behage deres partner, så de kan få et mere harmonisk og "nemme" liv.

Udfordringen med at sætte deres forhold over det fulde udtryk for deres formål, er, at det mindsker den energi, brand og tillid til sig selv, som kan indgyde forholdet til meget nødvendige lidenskab eller saftighed.

Så her er hvordan jeg har lært at holde denne prioritering spænding mellem forholdet og formål. Jeg giver min fulde tilstedeværelse, opmærksomhed og hjerte til mit forhold, når vi er sammen. Jeg er ikke halvt der eller tjekket ud, fordi jeg tænker om arbejde, eller halv lytter til hende, fordi mit formål arbejdet invaderer mine tanker, og det er det vigtigste.

Snarere når jeg engageret i mit formål arbejde, jeg er der fuldt ud og gøre, at en prioritet i mit liv, selv om det betyder, at nogle svære valg om den tid, jeg tilbringer sammen med min kone.

Jeg synes, at den naturlige balance opstår, når jeg er lidenskabeligt engageret i mit formål, og jeg bringe saft og ild i mit forhold med fuld tilstedeværelse og et åbent hjerte - uanset hvor meget tid vi har med hinanden (dage eller minutter).

Og du ved, jeg forbeholder stadig ret til at foretage mit forhold i fokus for mit formål på et givet tidspunkt, hvis det har brug for det, og kræver mere af mig for et stykke tid. Hvordan er det for en slick advarsel - og det har været rigtigt på bestemte tidspunkter i mit liv.

Hold arbejder din formål kant, skabe fuld tilstedeværelse på hvert øjeblik, holde dit hjerte åbent og du vil se dit liv svæve ... både i dit formål og dit forhold.

CK

PS Hvad synes du? Efterlad en kommentar!

Chris Kyle

Chris har trænet og coachet hundredvis af enkeltpersoner til at opnå større succes i deres virksomheder og deres liv. In partnership with The ManKind Project® USA, he recently created The Power of Purpose Summit and the Man On Purpose online course. Han er også medskaber, med Amy Ahlers, af den igangværende tele-serie, New Man, New Woman, New Life.

Ud over hans lederskab udviklingsarbejde, har Chris tilbragt over 24 år som en udøvende, iværksætter, konsulent og business coach, der arbejder i Fortune 500 virksomheder og eje sin egen øko-eventyr rejse selskab. Chris er uddannet fra Stanford University, hvor han studerede statskundskab. Han bor sammen med sin kone i det nordlige Californien.

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The World Needs More Elders

By Donald Clerc

What's the difference between being an Elder and being elderly? I never really thought about that question until joining the ManKind Project two years ago.

I'm 57, have three grown children, one young grandchild, and own my own business. So I've “been around the block” a few times and have learned a thing or two along the way. But no one had challenged me on what I can do with that experience and wisdom in this second half of my life.

What are the characteristics of an Elder? We all know of older people who do not behave in an Elder way. And we also know of younger people who already exhibit Elder-like qualities. Here's what I see are some of the qualities and behaviors of an Elder:

• Speaking the truth with authority and wisdom.
• Speaking with kindness and a fierce authenticity at the same time.
• Having a gracious and open heart.
• Standing for higher values and strong standards of behavior.
• Drawing the line against counterproductive behavior.
• Giving, serving, honoring and blessing others.
• Standing in responsible support of leaders.
• Knowing when all you need to do is be present and listen.

Old-People Being an Elder is not the same as being elderly. Just because you are older doesn't make you wise. And if you don't share that hard-won wisdom with others, then you are not benefiting society as an Elder.

Being an Elder is not the same as being a leader. The Elder looks out for the leaders and the lead alike. The Elder uses his wisdom and experience for the good of everyone. His honesty and values help the young to mature and help the already mature to stay in touch with their core values.

Many other societies honor their Elders. It seems like our materialistic society only honors those people (young or old) who buy things, make things, or do things. How does one get honored for being and sharing wisdom? Elders can help the younger generations focus on developing their core values and stop being overly focused on material things.

Where can today's Elders practice their craft? I grew up in a Presbyterian church, which is run by Elders by design. But outside of organized religion, schools and businesses, where else can Elders give of their gifts? If our communities can learn to utilize all of this elder wisdom in an organized way, everyone benefits.

What stops older people from stepping into the role of the Elder? The first obstacle to overcome is the assumption or lack of awareness that one is already an Elder simply because one has already experienced a half-century or more of life. The second obstacle is a lack of training on Elder-like behaviors. These behaviors are not difficult to learn – what most people need to learn are how to undo the negative habits that inhibit or cover their natural Elder qualities from coming out.

In conclusion, young people need more Elders in their lives. They grow up easier and with more maturity. I think it's time for older people need to step into their roles as Elders. This gives them a greater sense of fulfillment and contribution to society than continuing the consumerist behaviors of when they were younger.

What we still need are a way to train more people in the second half of their life to embrace their inner Elder. And we need to develop more avenues in society where Elders can give of their gifts to others.

Donald Clerc is a computer technologist and entrepreneur. He has over 30 years experience working with computers, and started his own computer consulting company 16 years ago. Before that he was an associate school psychologist. Donald is married (for over 35 years), has three grown children and one grandchild. He completed the New Warrior Training Adventure in 2011 and is a declared Elder in the Houston MKP Community.
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How we feel emotions in our Body

by Boysen Hodgson

from Discover Magazine

Research done by a group of scientists, recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals some interesting facts about how human beings experience emotions in their bodies. For men involved in the ManKind Project, it was a nice affirmation of what we've been teaching and practicing for nearly 30 years.

In the ManKind Project, we see and hear men struggle to describe or name what they're feeling. Mad? Sad? Glad? Afraid? Ashamed? They frequently have an easy time saying what they think, or making statements that express judgment about what is happening around them, but when asked to name the emotional state they're experiencing … many men are stumped. For most of us, this is a result of being raised in families and in a culture that doesn't teach or model emotional literacy.

To help men learn what they are feeling and be able to name it; without expectation of changing it or shame for feeling it, we teach men to look their bodies for clues.

“What sensations are you feeling?”
“Where are the sensations in your body?”
“What color (shape, size, texture) might it have?”
and finally …
“If you were to give it a name … mad, sad, glad, afraid, ashamed … what would you call it?”

This basic template for exploration begins to tease apart the stories and narratives in our minds from the raw physical experience we are having in our bodies. Often this is the first step in decoupling habits of reaction so that men can make changes in their behaviors and beliefs about themselves and the world.

Emotion – the felt sense, the hormonal and neurological chain-reaction set into motion by thoughts and experiences of the world – is one of the most powerful sources of information we can harness to improve ourselves and have a positive impact on the world. Many of us create habits of denial, repression, and avoidance of our emotions that have wide ranging personal, interpersonal, and cultural impacts in our communities.

This is a great time to bear witness to the cultural awakening that is underway.

Men's Work – the difficult and fantastic process of waking up, growing up, and showing up in the world for the benefit of humanity – is main-stream. As soon as this article was published, ManKind Project men from around the world were sharing it with quips about printing it out as a quick reference guide for men beginning the exhilarating process of connecting 'head' and 'heart.'

Here is the link to the article:
How we feel emotions in our body

Boysen Hodgson

Boysen Hodgson is the Communications and Marketing Director for the ManKind Project USA, a nonprofit mentoring and training organization that offers powerful opportunities for men's personal growth at any stage of life. Boysen received his BA with Honors from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, after completing 2 years of Design coursework at Cornell University. He has been helping companies and individuals design the change they wish to see in the world for 15 years. He's a dedicated husband.

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20 Diagnostic Signs That You're Suffering From “Soul Loss” . Article by Lissa Rankin

by Gonzalo Salinas

I'm extremely grateful to Dr. Lissa Rankin. I think she saved me by helping me understand what was happening in my life. I was training for a triathlon, and I wasn't feeling good. My body couldn't take it anymore and when I went to three different doctors, they each ran some tests, and the result was the same: Everything was all right.

But I wasn't feeling good. One night as I was leaving work, checking my email, I found a video in my inbox, I can't recall now who it was from. The title was The shocking truth about your health by Dr. Lissa Rankin. It was a TED talk from 2011 (I included it below). After watching the entire video, I was hooked. I ordered her book Mind Over Medicine , and I started a healing process that was more related to a daily practice of my passion than to a pathology.

Lissa Rankin is a brave soul fighting against a system that treats our bodies like machines. Her armament to fight the battle: LOVE. She says her mission is to highlight the “ care in the health-care.” I consider her work an amazing opportunity for every doctor, healer, therapist, shaman, people involved with medicine or any kind of healing practice to learn and grow in their practice.

She is on a mission. And she is being recognized. I pray that she continues healing humankind.

Here is a link to a great article she wrote. Check it out, and consider getting involved:

20 Diagnostic Signs That You're Suffering From “Soul Loss”


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Gonzalo Salinas is an Assistant Editor for the ManKind Project Journal, a publication of the ManKind Project, a nonprofit mentoring and training organization offering powerful opportunities for men's personal growth at any stage of life. Salinas studied Literature in Lima, Peru at San Marcos University, and has been living in the United States since 2003. He lives in Miami, FL. Salinas is committed to his own personal development, and to spreading the word about the vision and mission of the Mankind Project .

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McDonald's Drive-Thru, 8:23am

Category: Fatherhood , Memoir

by Wentworth Miller

McDonalds
Williams, California
December 23, 2013
8:32 AM (approx.)

I pull into the drive-thru, empty except for the giant white Suburban ahead of me, coming abreast of the callbox, like a yacht docking. When the window rolls down I can see the driver in his side mirror. Male, bald, mid 30s.

The intercom crackles as a McDonald's employee pitches whatever it is he/she's been ordered to pitch at the top of the order. Given the season, presumably something holiday-ish. High on fructose.

My window's rolled up so I can't hear their exchange, but I can see the man's lips moving, his eyes grazing the menu. He turns away from the callbox, addresses someone inside the Suburban, asking what they'd like for breakfast. Presumably.

That's when I notice how many people he's got with him. A literal carload. I see multiple heads. Most of them small. This guy's got four or five kids in there. At least. Plus the wife. All of whom want breakfast. None of whom have ever been to a McDonald's, apparently, because the man behind the wheel is talking them through the entire fucking menu. Every last item. Apparently.

The intercom crackles again and I glance in my rearview mirror, see two cars waiting behind me, their exhaust commingling with mine as the seconds tick by.

I look back at Suburban Dad, silently willing him to hurry it up. He does not. He's smiling, taking his time, making sure he's getting everybody's order right.

I imagine his voice in my head.

“Yeah… can I get a Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit? No wait – Lexie's allergic to cheese. Can I get a Bacon & Egg Biscuit no cheese? No wait – can you make that a McMuffin? Can I get a Sausage McMuffin with Egg? No cheese. Lexie can't have cheese.” (McCetera.)

All I want is a large coffee with 2 creamers on the side.

Unfortunately for me, Dad, Mom, Lexie, and Lexie's thirty-six brothers and sisters are going to need several more minutes to make up their minds.

I sigh and look to my left, try to distract myself with the view outside my window. But there's nothing to see. Just a flat, dry expanse stretching to the horizon, a bleak winter vista of grays, browns and beiges in this Dust Bowl Created By Congress (if the billboards lining the 5 are to be believed).

I turn my gaze back to the Suburban, zeroing in on Dad (again), still framed in his side mirror. He's stroking his chin, looking over the menu (again). Considering His Options. I didn't know people still stroked their chins.

I look in my rearview mirror, see there are now three cars behind me. Here comes the fourth.

Several scenarios run through my head.

1st Scenario: I tap my horn twice. Beep Beep. Watch as Dad's eyes meet mine in the side mirror. His brow furrows. I smile. Shrug. Like, “Could you hurry it up, please?”

2nd Scenario: I violently stab my car horn. BLAP. Watch as Dad's eyes meet mine in the side mirror. His brow furrows. I lift my hands. Shrug. Like, “Whoops – didn't mean to hit the horn. But while I have your attention, could you hurry it up, please?”

3rd Scenario: I violently stab my car horn. And hold it. BLAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPP. Watch as Dad's eyes meet mine in the side mirror. His brow furrows. I stare him down. Like, “Yeah. You heard me.” He sticks his head out the window, looks back at me. “You gotta problem?” Maybe he actually opens his door, gets out and walks back to my car, wants to find out what my problem is face to face. (This scenario could lead to violence. Fisticuffs. A McFlurry of punches.)

4th Scenario: Someone behind me taps THEIR horn. Beep Beep. Dad's eyes meet mine in the side mirror. His brow furrows. I lift my hands. Shrug. Like, “Hey – wasn't me, buddy. But while we have your attention…”

My fingers drum the steering wheel.

Then, at last, he's done. Miracle of miracles. I sweep in behind the Suburban the second it moves forward, colonizing the space it so recently occupied. If it were a seat it would still be warm. Now it's mine. All mine. I have my window rolled down. I am breathless with impatience. Ready to order.

“Hi and welcome to McDonald's! Would you like to try our new -”

“Can I get a large black coffee with two creamers on the side?”

“Will that complete your order?”

“Yes. Thank you.”

“Your total is f – ”

I drive past the callbox and up to the first window, the window where you pay. Or at least I try to. But the Suburban's still there. Idling. Of course. I can't tell if Dad's paid and waiting for change or if he's still digging around looking for exact coinage.

I lift my weary eyes to the top of his vehicle, spot a rooftop cargo carrier. Black. Sizable. I wonder what's inside. Body parts maybe. Or Christmas presents. Body parts wrapped as Christmas presents. They're probably on their way to Grandma's house. Or a vacation cabin. ('Tis the season.)

I see movement out of the corner of my eye, catch a McDonald's employee handing Dad back his credit card and receipt. Dad says something in return (thank you?). Smiles. This guy's all fucking smiles. A regular chucklehead. Apparently.

Dad says something else to the employee (Merry Christmas?). Then, instead of driving forward and keeping the line moving, instead of showing a degree of awareness and/or respect for the fact that he/they are not alone in this drive-thru and/or world, Dad stays where he is. I see him looking down at his lap, fussing with something. His credit card maybe. He's putting it back in his wallet. THEN he'll move forward.

For fuck's sake.

One of the kids must've said something funny because now Dad is laughing, hard, head thrown back. I see gums in the side mirror, a small black gullet ringed by tiny white teeth.

The 1st Scenario pops into my head again, the one where I tap my horn twice. Beep Beep. Watch as Dad's eyes meet mine in the side mirror, brow furrowing. I smile, shrug. “Could you hurry it up, please?” Dad gives me the stink-eye but pulls forward, allowing me to pay for my coffee at the first window. A minute later I'm back on the 5, nursing my cup of joe and listening to some tunes, inner monologue re: the family in the white Suburban being rapidly replaced by thoughts re: me. And lunch. Then me again.

Meanwhile – still 1st Scenario – the Suburban's back on the road as well, but now Dad's mood has soured. He's still thinking (brooding) about that asshole behind him at McDonald's, the one who honked his horn. The one who wanted him/them to hurry the fuck up. That honk felt personal. Like an insult. Dad thinks maybe he should've gotten out of the car and walked back there, found out what that guy's problem was face to face. Ja. Maybe he should have. Dad knows he ought to let it slide but can't, has never been good at shrugging things off. His fingers drum the steering wheel.

Dad's wife sits next to him, tense, eyes front, shoulders climbing up to her ears. There's been a change in the weather and she knows it. She's heard this record before. She gives her husband a look, assessing the situation, finger to the wind, waiting to see where this will go. But she can guess.

Lexie and her thirty-six brothers and sisters sit behind them, subdued now. There's been a change in the weather and they know it. They eat quietly, trying not to crinkle their Sausage McMuffin with Egg wrappers too loudly. To no avail.

One of them is an hour and 42 minutes away from getting slapped.

It might happen sooner. It might happen later. But it's happening.

I sit in the drive-thru with my foot on the brake, staring at the backs of those little heads in the Suburban in front of me, wondering which of them it will be.

Do I know for sure that honking my horn means one of those kids is getting slapped?

Selvfølgelig ikke.

Would I really be responsible if the former resulted in the latter?

No. That's absurd.

Ish.

If Lexie and her thirty-six brothers and sisters are growing up in an environment where slapping occurs, slapping will occur, no matter how quietly they eat their breakfasts. No matter how many drivers refrain from honking at Dad, palms will meet cheeks.

Garanteret.

But I don't want to be a link in that chain.

So I still my fingers on the steering wheel and leave my horn unhonked. I will wait the extra 5 minutes for my morning coffee. I will let Dad – still chuckling, by the way – pull forward to the pick-up window when he's good and ready.

Fine by me.

When he does I follow behind, moving well under 5 mph. When I stop next to the pay window, I brake so gently I can barely tell I've braked at all. Or that I was ever moving.

I've got my bills and exact change ready. $4.34. I extend my closed fist toward the window as it slides open, revealing a ponytailed teenager in a McDonald's visor and faded parka. She smiles apologetically, nods toward the Suburban in front of me. Shrugs. Says, “Sorry about the wait. That guy took forever, huh?”

Wentworth Miller

Born in England, raised in Brooklyn, New York, and a graduate of Princeton University, Wentworth Miller is a compelling and critically acclaimed young actor whose credits span both television and feature film. Learn more about Wentworth Miller at IMdb . Miller is a member of the ManKind Project USA, Los Angeles Community.

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Embrace Bad Experiences Like a Warrior

by Shawn Rhodes

What I remember most about the first time someone tried to take my life was how good the water tasted.

It was spring of 2004, and I was in a cargo vehicle full of infantry Marines. We headed out to protect an overpass used as a supply route to Baghdad. It was being shelled regularly by the local Jihad constabulary. The big, clunky vehicle pulled under the bridge and we waited for further orders. Apparently, it's a bad idea to park a vehicle in a spot the enemy has plenty of experience hitting. We immediately began receiving incoming mortar fire.

I heard the order to abandon the vehicle, and I was two people from the rear hatch. The man closest to the back jumped the 12 feet from the truck bed to the ground, rolled on the pavement and ran for cover as the rounds rained around him. The second man followed, and was peppered by shrapnel along the right side of his body. The rounds came in half-second increments, and when they hit the pavement around us, it was like geysers opened. Smoke, gravel, and pieces of steel sprayed up and out like jets of black steam. I jumped from the vehicle and a mortar exploded underneath me.

The next thing I remember was swinging from the rear tailgate of the huge truck as it lurched forward. One hand gripping the steel while the rest of me banged around against the bumper. I dropped to the ground and checked myself – no wounds. When we finally settled in for the night, I realized I'd never been so thirsty. That lukewarm, stale, chlorinated water tasted like it had come from the Swiss alps.

I share this story because I want to jog your memory. I want you to remember the elation that comes from surviving. More importantly, I want to share with you a key principle of living a life with Shoshin, Beginner's Heart:

The best moments occur when you push yourself (or are pushed) beyond what you think you can handle. It is what you do with that victory, however, that defines the rest of your life.

Trauma is a well-recognized and ancient way of bringing oneself to the brink of what we think we can handle. If someone survives, it changes them forever. Many of the veterans I fought with are still coming to terms with what they experienced on the battlefield. These folks were certainly physically stronger than I was, most were smarter, and our training desensitized all of us to violence. So why do some of us return after these experiences re-dedicated to fulfilling our life's purpose, while so many leave their life's passions in the desert sands?

People hurt us. Others are taken too early. What do we do with the emptiness echoing within? The solution may surprise you – it's not forgiving and forgetting, and it's certainly not pretending it didn't happen. If an event in life challenges your reason for living as fully as possible, pick up the mantle of the warrior again. Even if you've never thought of yourself as a warrior, the spirit of service lives within you. It is your human calling and it's a way to embrace challenge in life.

Think of the most traumatic events in your life, and the details involved. Remember of how things felt or smelled. Record it on a piece of paper. If these memories don't feel like an unhealed wound, you've already done the healing work of a spirit-warrior or your life is blessedly free of trauma.

What do you want to invite back into your life? Playfulness? Unbridled joy? Trust? Write it down. If it's stumping you, ask friends or family who knew you before and after the event noticed any changes.

If the event re-played itself in your mind every hour (and it does for some of us, doesn't it?), what would you do to make the memory bearable? This is assuming you're tired of avoiding the memory and are ready to regain what you lost.
Warriors are called to live a life of excellence. Striving to be fulfilled brings lessons of both victories and defeats. What separates a warrior from a victim is what they choose to do with the rest of their lives. Like all life-issues, the faster you run, the faster they pursue. Warriors don't run, hiding behind alcohol, drugs, or pretending something didn't happen. A warrior does what they love – they revel in playing on the battlefield of their lives.

Of course, the events that shaped us no longer exist, except in the past and in our memories. You see, the place warriors reclaim lost parts of themselves is within their present moments. It's there we walk the path. Remember, a warrior is one who serves a higher calling. If you're reading this and you've survived the traumatic events of your life, it's safe to say you want to make the most of your present moments. Your higher purpose, your passion, your call to live with your own beginner's heart is echoing through you into your empty spaces so that you can act on it. You deserve to live an excellent life.

So how do we bring what we're missing back into our lives? As any martial artist will tell you, once you learn a 'difficult technique' it's a forehead-slapping experience when you think of how much you struggled to perform something so simple.

But that technique, that missing piece and that life you dream about will never materialize unless you begin practicing. You have to send out what you want to bring into your life. Start now. Laugh at every opportunity. Trust in small increments until you can turn your life back over to the universe. Practice giving others the things you're missing and savor the return as it flows back into your life. Seize those moments and taste them; drink deeply.

As John Turturro said in O Brother, Where Art Thou:

“Come on in boys, the water is fine.”

Shawn Rhodes

As an award-winning Marine war correspondent, Shawn Rhodes traveled to more than two dozen countries fighting alongside US Marines. His stories and photos have been featured in TIME , CNN and MSNBC in addition to major wire services. He was a top combat reporter in the military and recognized by Congress for sharing the warrior's lifestyle with the public. He then lived and trained at a martial arts temple in Japan, learning how the warrior's mindset could be used for victory in battles and boardrooms. Currently he is a successful speaker and coach, teaching people to achieve success and happiness using the methods he learned from warriors around the world. He was initiated at the NWTA in October of 2013. Find out more about Shawn Rhodes at his web site: Shoshin Consulting

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Resolutions? Changes? A New Endeavor? Remember this…

Category: Men and Mission

guest post: by Patricia Clason

Thinking about “growing” some goals, making some changes, starting something new? Whether you are making changes for growing your business or a having a more satisfying personal life, you may want to remember this story.

Wanting to fill his yard with the smell of lilacs, the man planted several bushes in his garden. After a few weeks, he was frustrated because they hadn't blossomed and he pulled them up and replanted them in another part of the garden. “Perhaps they'll get more sun here and then blossom,” he thought. A month later, they still hadn't blossomed.

So he pulled them up and replanted in another area of the garden, this time angrier than before. In the fall, the bushes still hadn't blossomed so he pulled them out and threw them away!

Immediate gratification. American society is programmed for it – a pill to take away the headache, a candy bar for instant energy, a credit card so you can buy what you want right now. We want what we want and we want it when we want it.

We forget that the world is made of cycles and processes. The lilac bushes needed a season to settle into the earth and send down roots. Nature gives us the wonderful example of seeds needing to build root systems before they sprout above ground and grow into the plant they were meant to be.

In your business or personal life, have you been pulling up the roots, replanting in what you thought might be sunnier spots, only to find that you aren't getting the blossoms you yearn for? Perhaps it would be best if take the time to nurture a root system.

Get grounded. Explore through books and seminars the possibilities and potentials available to you. Make sure that you are not operating out of anxiousness, frustration, anger, stress or fatigue. The choices we make at emotional times are often not well processed through our “root system” and therefore don't usually reflect Who We Were Meant To Be. Instead those choices reflect the chaos of the storm going on around us. Allow the storm front to move through. Just notice the emotions, feel them at the moment. There is no need to take action, other than to protect yourself if necessary from the elements that might be dangerous to you. When the storm has passed, the calm settles in. Review what has happened.

Before making decisions to sprout into the new business, relationship, home or whatever new directions you are choosing, remember the Chinese bamboo, Moso, takes several years to build it's root system before ever appearing above ground. However, it's root system is so strong that it will grow to 60 to 75 feet tall in the five years following it's appearance. The bamboo will grow to a strong and powerful eight inches in diameter.

Gib Cooper is a bamboo gardner. He offers this saying for us to ponder…. The first year they sleep. The second year they creep. The third year they leap!

When you approach a new endeavor, you would do well to consider the wisdom of the Moso gardner. Take the time to plant and nurture the seeds of your new endeavor, choose wisely the plant you wish to become and then watch as your power and strength grow in proportion to the root system you have developed. Give up immediate gratification for the long term pleasure, satisfaction, and strength of the moso forest!

A professional speaker since 1975, Patricia has created over fifty workshops, speeches, and keynote presentations highlighting the skills of Emotional Intelligence. A host for both radio and television interview shows for ten years with an extensive background in business and education, Patricia makes strong connections with participants from private, public and non-profit sector organizations, as well as associations. Emotional Intelligence is at the core of all of her work, helping people develop their self-awareness and social awareness skills to build effective, collaborative relationships personally and professionally. Her website gives more details and contact information.

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Emotionally Closed Off: Healing Pain and Learning to Love

Category: Men and Love

By Gonzalo Salinas

Sol On the Tiny Buddha site, I found an amazing article by Joanna Warwick, a writer and a therapist who writes about Love, Emotions and Relationships. The article talks about the brave action of opening your heart, even when life has taught you to close it. Great reading!

Letting go came with what seemed like an ocean of tears and unchartered anger, which I shouted, screamed, swore, prayed, talked, and physically used to punch my bed; but gradually the light started to creep in.

Click Here to read “ Emotionally Closed Off: Healing Pain and Learning to Love. ” Enjoy!

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'Man Up' and Beyond … Malik Washington

Tarik Washington

Malik Washington

by Boysen Hodgson

When Malik Washington joined the “ Man Up ” program at Howard University as a freshmen, it was because he wanted to make sure he had what he needed to succeed. “ Man Up ” was a space where Malik, and many other young men like him, could get things off their chests that might distract them from being successful in their studies.

For many men, this makes a big difference. When Malik started at Howard it was expected that nearly half of the young African American men who were starting school wouldn't finish. And often it's not academics that get in the way, it's added stresses outside of school that push many young men to drop out.

Man Up ” is a place to deal with those extra stresses and get support from mentors and peers. As New Warriors , the format for the circles would seem very familiar, with some similarities to our I-Groups.

Now, only a few years later, Washington is using some of what he learned in those men's circles, and his subsequent MKP experience, to break the cycles of violence and poverty in communities all over the northeast as the CEO of the William Kellibrew Foundation .

From the Kellibrew Foundation's website:
The William Kellibrew Foundation is an advocate, bridge and community driven partner dedicated to breaking the cycles of violence and poverty. The WKF harnesses and provides resources to both victims and similarly focused organizations through prevention, intervention, education and outreach. By sharing the stories of survivors we give voice to victims, raise community awareness and empower people working to rebuild their lives, families and communities.  

Washington now manages and creates groups for both men and women, with a focus on providing trauma informed care and needed services to a large network in the DC area. He is also traveling to other cities in the northeast to setup similar programs. William Kellibrew's story is intense, heart-breaking and hopeful .

Congratulations to this Peaceful Warrior – on living a powerful mission of service in the world.

The Howard University 'Man Up' program has had deep involvement from a number of New Warriors in the Greater Washington DC community including Lincoln Brown Jr. and former DC Center Director Darryl Moment.

Boysen Hodgson

Boysen Hodgson is the Communications and Marketing Director for the ManKind Project USA, a nonprofit mentoring and training organization that offers powerful opportunities for men's personal growth at any stage of life. Boysen received his BA with Honors from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, after completing 2 years of Design coursework at Cornell University. He has been helping companies and individuals design the change they wish to see in the world for 15 years. He's a dedicated husband.

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