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.
You might want to figure some shit out. You might want to learn to trust men, or women, or yourself. You might want to wake up from the sleep-walk you’ve been doing for the last how many months? You might want a better relationship with your wife, your partner, your kids, your boss, the stranger behind the counter, and the guy who cut you off in traffic this morning.
You might have some obstacles in your way that seem insurmountable. You might have some events in your past that you want to take a look at. More likely, you have some events in your past that you REALLY don’t want to take a look at.
You might be looking to deepen your spiritual practice, increase you energy, learn how to experience the full range of your emotions, get some support for the hard choices you need to make, have some fun and laughter.
You might want to learn more about what it means to be a ‘real’ man in this rapidly changing world. You, like many men, may have had some hard knocks in the past couple of years … and now you’re trying to figure out what’s next.
You might want to feel your own sense of power and know that you are fully in control of it. You may want to scream. You may want to cry. You might want to stop taking your anger out on the people you love, or on strangers or on YOURSELF.
You might want deeper self-acceptance. You might want deeper self-awareness. You might be scared out of your mind and just trying to hold it together. You might think you’re beyond hope.
You might be curious.
You might want … to be seen and accepted for who you are, to be heard, to be witnessed, to be wise, to be small, to be big, to let down your guard, to learn how to have a guard. You might be depressed, anxious, fed-up, run down, walked on, out of your depth, in over your head, sinking fast.
You might be looking to give back, to reach out, to finally come around, to stay on the good path. You’ might be excited, joyful jubilant jazzed to be alive and you want to share it.
You might think that the world needs more good men. You might have a sense in your gut that YOU have a role to play in supporting the male role models we so desperately need in the world. Men who are emotionally mature, compassionate, powerful, wise, and gentle. Men who are truthful, accountable and just. Men who follow through. Men who learn and think and act with integrity.
You might want to be part of the solution to the epidemics of depression, violence, and isolation that impact men, women, and children. Joining a men’s group is a commitment to your success – and to the vision of a transformed culture.
The ManKind Project supports men’s groups in nine regions around the world, supporting more than 10,000 men every week. www.mankindproject.org MKP is an international not for profit, non-religious organization. If you want help finding a men’s group, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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