Monday, 23 November 2015

International Men's Day.....You are having a laugh

I wonder what it will take for men to take their emotional and psychological health seriously?

     Myself and two other men created a space for men to engage with themselves and other men. We advertised, talked with men in the street and waited for men to come. Sadly men did not feel able to come for a myriad of reasons I am sure and on top of that my own projections.

    I am disappointed, a little angry and saddened at a missed opportunity. 

   I have been in my own process for 15 years and know that only when we are ready will we seek out our own inner wisdom and peace and even then only when our courage is available.

   Is it that we, as men, dismiss our own value to ourselves and the greater good? 

  Are we so regulated by societal expectations that it is hard to see around the edges?

Patriarchy stultifies both genders.

  What disaster would it take for men to fully step into their hearts and actively seek support and community either with other men or with both genders?

  I firmly believe that that time is now before we sleep walk into our demise. 

Men. I am here and available, as are many men in our community, to support, inform, listen and love you all for who you are.

What is the risk?

What is the cost to stay in a painful, lonely place?

You are not alone and never have been even if you believe your own story. 

Be proud to be a man and be proud to be who you are....not from a place of arrogance and ego but simply from your heart. This world needs you to share your love, your passion and your belief in a more compassionate world.

I dare you