Fears of Wildermen

Some men fear … Not being known; Being known; Thus, some men desire to be known and … at the same time … fear being known. Men fear being ridiculed. Men fear condescension. Men fear isolation and … at the same time … desire isolation. Men fear pain. Men fear intimacy. Men fear loss, and […]

Problem Solving, Men

“Bro: yes, there is a problem.  Now, what?” A friend from the distant past had a sign above his door: “Now, what?” I connected with the question, my thoughts and my strategies a part of “Now, what?” Hypothetical: a man asked, “Well?  Is this a problem?  Or is it an opportunity?”  I smiled at the […]

Winning Battles, Men

Don’t worry.  You are tougher than hell.  There is a substance within you that makes the demons tremble.  True, they mess with you.  They mess with me, too.  That is one reason conflict happens.  If the battle gets bloody, that’s okay.  You will listen to your heart, and the wisdom that belongs to you.  You may […]

Man Feels Weak: Let Him Speak …

Man, do you feel weak?  Speak.  You won’t be redirected, no solutions expected. Wisdom released, Men seeking peace, “Find your voice!” Yet, be cautious with your choice.” ‘Makes sense, “Negativity … nonsense.” Positive: the way to go,  let your success show … Show the world, show your friends … you are the one that shines […]

Good Words From Another Blogger: Women Who Let Men Be Men

The following are excerpts from an excellent post written by Sierra Lassila.  http://sierralassila.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/being-a-woman-who-lets-a-man-be-a-man.  I originally found this post “re-blogged” on “Disciple’s Perspective”.  Here are some of Sierra’s words. Has our inability as women to walk in femininity resulted in the quenching of men’s ability to walk in masculinity? … Here’s what I am trying to […]

Thankfulness: Its Not Just My Imagination

“Pretender”: that is one way I can get by.  In my years of walking, sitting, listening, growing, with recovering drug addicts I have heard many mantras: “Fake it ’till you make it.”  What is this, a paradox?  “Fake it”?  What about authenticity?  There it is, a glimpse of the entanglement of identifying what is what, […]

Men Who Are Pre-Suicidal

Many men have these types of mantras: Leave dust, or eat dust; Nice guys finish last; It sucks to be you; Its a harsh world; Each man for himself. And there are other men who are: Emotionally or psychologically paralyzed; Wounded; Having racing thoughts; Isolated; Hopeless; Overwhelmed with futility. Neither list is exhaustive. The man […]