Can you balance…

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Last weekend at the Men’s Spirit Gathering in Blowing Rock the topic came up can you hold hope and sadness at the same time?   Let me know what you think in our comments section.  I will share what we …

A Feast of Angels and Community

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by Bill Finger Fall feasts date from the ages, when crops came to market and to a shared table of gratitude. Communities gathered to celebrate good fortune as well as mourn losses, to eat and be merry, to reflect on …

separateness

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 “We  are  here  to  awaken  from  our  illusion  of  separateness.”   –  Thich  Nhat  Hanh

real men

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” Ain’t it  good  to  be  a  (real)  man !   Creating  my  own  authentic  role  model  was  not  working.    Found  it  among  a  company  of  mature  men.   Finally !” Gaines  Steer

privilege

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“The privilege of a lifetime is being who  you are. “ Joseph Campbell Campbell  reminds  us  that  letting  go  of  external  expectations  can  guide  us  in  being  true  to  ourselves.

thought…

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“What doesn’t get finished in youth comes back again stronger in mid-life.” – Michael Meade

Men sitting along looking at city scape over water

… wounds and healing…

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“When our wounds cease to be a source of shame and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers…. Our own experience with loneliness, depression, and fear can become a gift…. Our own bandaged wounds will allow us …

Maybe I Over Reacted

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Have you ever react to something at work, with your partner, on Facebook or in your neighborhood when your reaction was “WAY OUT THERE” and you embarrassed yourself?  You came off as overly angry or aggressive and were blindsided by …

You were lied to!

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  Robert Bly is quoted as saying, “By the time a man is 35 he knows that the images of the right man, the tough man, the true man which he received in high school do not work in life.” …