Men’s Work is a Tug of War
Apr27

Men’s Work is a Tug of War

from the Lair of the Wildman If you had attended Elementary School or High School with me, you would immediately recognize me in this photograph – I am the one up front. In fact, I don’t think I was as cool as this kid. For me, those years in school were a nightmare. Sure, I was usually the last one picked for a team, I was clumsy and pudgy. We didn’t have much money and my mother made clothes for me that caused...

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40 Powerful Purpose Quotes from Across the Ages
Apr15

40 Powerful Purpose Quotes from Across the Ages

by Brandon Peele Since the beginning of history, humans have had a deep relationship to their life’s purpose, and sought to gift future generations with this message, weaving purpose into art, philosophy, literature and religions.  Our ancestors who heeded the call of purpose, who made their life’s purpose central, reached unheralded levels of achievement, fulfillment and spiritual realization. Need a lift? Need some inspiration?...

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Guest Post: A Blessing and a Challenge for the New Year
Jan07

Guest Post: A Blessing and a Challenge for the New Year

Republished with permission from Masculinity-Movies.com by Eivind Figenschau Skjellum (video greeting at the bottom) 2014 has been a year of enormous change and growth for me and most of the people I know and love. If you are someone who is in honest conversation with your life, I bet you’ve had the same experience. We are in many ways in over our heads, with lives full of activity. And while “activity” used to mean that...

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Sunlight Defeats Shame
Jan02

Sunlight Defeats Shame

by Dave Klaus I have a very different relationship with shame than I did a few years ago. Indeed, as I have learned to forgive and love myself, it rarely comes up at all.  But when it does, I choose to dig right in, glean any useful information from the feeling, and then let it go. But I used to feel a lot of shame. I truly believed that there was something terribly wrong with me;  that I was a freak, a weirdo, sui generis: truly...

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Working on My ‘To Be’ List
Oct05

Working on My ‘To Be’ List

by Stephen Simmer – MKP USA Mission Circle Coordinator I don’t read emails, I scan them. The idea of slowing down and staying fully present with a thought is very difficult, very foreign to me. If you’re like me, you might notice a persistent voice, right now, telling you to hurry through this email, to grab the point that Simmer is making, deposit into the meaning-bank for possible future use, and move onto the next...

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The Transformational Power of Daily Rituals
Apr18

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...

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