It’s the holiday season and we’re making sure that everyone is happy. The problem is, we’re miserable doing so. What’s the difference between caring for someone’s happiness versus making it our responsibility?
As David Deida has said, “The way a man penetrates the world should be the same way he penetrates his woman: not merely for personal gain or pleasure, but to magnify love, openness, and depth.
Alana Louise May, “Conscious Cock”
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. – Ernest Hemingway
These act as daily reminders for me in my life, guideposts if you will and every action I take is now based out of these ideals. It becomes a daily meditation on the deeper meaning of being a man and how I make my way through the world.
Ultimately it’s about honoring yourself & all others, and because we might be a bit unpracticed at some of these, we’re going to be creating a discipline around putting these attributes in action. Later we’ll talk about the Three Man Senses that every man must have a truly fulfilling life:
A Sense of Place
A Sense of Purpose AND
A Sense of Passion
Bro – It doesn’t matter whether you wear tight pants, overalls or khakis, if you are determined to be the best version of you, superior to your former self – then ready to discover what YOUR version of Harmonized Manhood is.
Wikipedia says: “The anima and animus can be identified as the totality of the unconscious feminine psychological qualities that a man possesses or the masculine ones possessed by a woman, respectively. It is an archetype of the collective unconscious and not an aggregate of father or mother, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, or teachers, though these aspects of the personal unconscious can influence the person for good or ill.”
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He’s also going to talk about starting The Well Men Organization and how he’s assisting in being the bridge for others to get free of the prisons of our own making.
Two time grey cup champion, 2012 Defensive Player of the Year Runner-Up, 2012 Canadian Player of the Year Runner-Up, and six year Canadian Football League Veteran, All-Star Middle Linebacker Shea Emry is tackling his most momentous challenge yet, bringing awareness to the ways in which men can proactively serve and enhance their quality of life and potential. His idea is simple: an individual’s personal evolution requires an individual’s personal initiative.
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Boysen Hodgson is the Communications and Marketing Director for the ManKind Project USA, a nonprofit organization celebrating over 3 decades of helping men wake up, grow up, and show up in the world. The ManKind Project is a global brotherhood of nonprofit education and training organizations that conducts challenging and highly rewarding programs for men at every stage of life and supports a large network of peer-facilitated men’s groups serving over 10,000 men every week.
Boysen is the author of “The New Macho,” a credo for the mature masculine that has now been shared over 50,000 times in social media and published in numerous blogs, magazines and books. His mission is to transform culture by designing change and building bridges. He is an adoptive father and a dedicated husband. Boysen completed the New Warrior Training Adventure in April 2004 and has been working with men ever since.
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Josh Rivedal (founder, executive director of The i’Mpossible Project) is an author, actor, playwright, and international public speaker. He has spoken about suicide prevention, mental health awareness, men’s mental health, and diversity in more than one hundred locations across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia. His memoir The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah, based on KMBB and published by Skookum Hill in 2013, is on The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s recommended reading list. He writes for the Huffington Post. Recent releases with The i’Mpossible Project: How to Live Mentally Well and Crush it in College, and How to Live Mentally Well and Crush it in High School.
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The Rockstar Monk joins us in the studio!! George P Kansas weighs in on why simply surviving your life is selling yourself short
For 20 years, George – a lawyer, author, speaker and cancer survivor – was first and foremost a devoted single father of two. Now that his kids are raised, he and his wife, Tracey, live, work and play together between homes in the Adirondacks in upstate New York and southern California. As a professional speaker, he brings his life as a dad, his experience as an advisor to leaders and his wisdom as a cancer survivor to everything he does. Whether it’s sharing his stories to pro athletes, corporate teams or groups of entrepreneurs, George’s enthusiasm and zest for life is contagious. His mission? Bridging the gap from fear to fantastic using a daring combination of ancient wisdom and modern neuropschophysiology he calls Emotional Archeology!
You can find about out more about what GKP is up to at: Omegamindset.com
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