Manhood Series – Introduction
A female friend and spiritual sister asked me to write something for men who are struggling with the meaning of manhood. Within a short period of time, two others asked me about similar things and I intend to write a series of posts about manhood in a modern context and some small things I have learned as a man, a heathen and a rage worker; but here is a start.
From your youngest days you were told to “be a man”. Here is the secret that took me MANY years to learn:
You hold your own manhood in your hands and, once you realize that, it cannot be taken away from you. Decide what it means for yourself.
Drink whiskey, or read about flowers
Box, or learn to bun a little girl’s hair
Argue politics, or cry at the beauty of a child’s first performance
Be stoic in the face of trouble, or bury yourself in something completely frivolous
Rage Fiercely, AND Love Deeply
Ignore Shame, it exists as an ancient survival mechanism that likely does not apply to you now.
Remember that YOU decide who you are as a man. Find the examples you want to live and BE them.