Men, Soul Work, and Service
Men carry a lot of grief and shame underneath our heroic exteriors. We’re socialized to deny and repress it, and even to criticize other men who let it show, leading us to carry on like wounded soldiers. Our sense of failure can actually be our greatest ally in transformation, allowing us to painfully shed an old self and walk around without our armor, so that a renewed and authentic man can emerge. This is a critical time for men to do our inner work, to stop projecting our shadow on others, to take ownership of and befriend our own grief, anger, fear, sadness, and hopelessness. A time to listen to our own soul, heal ourselves, and reclaim our wild beauty.