The popular paradigm of “survival of the fittest”, and Nature herself as utterly ‘red in tooth and claw’ in an entirely machine-like cosmos where spirit is outside the physical realm is so consumed, digested, and assimilated into our culture that it is now a set of beliefs unconsciously breathed in and out daily by each citizen in Western civilization. Left intact without the breadth of the full scientific context of evolution, such a bias will continue to help support the lungs of oppression and inequity, and ultimate destructive greed of selfish-gene-winner-takes-all policies.
To honor: to hold in high regard, to give great respect to. America became a nation long before it had a chance to know itself as a land. One of the most masculine and patriotic acts you can offer is to come to intimately know the land, nurture your relationship to the Earth, and […]
[photo by Drop the Label Movement] To honor: to hold in high regard, to give great respect to. Men are still far too concerned about “who wears the pants” in the family. Our cultural norm today still says the “head” of the household (or business, government, etc.) is a man. The man makes […]
In my recent article Re-Imagining Masculinity: Transcending the culture of conquest and embracing compassion, that kicked off this series, I stated that the very first step toward a wholehearted path for men is to listen to women. To begin re-imagining masculinity into a wholehearted way of living that men can experience, we must first listen […]
The problem of men is a culture of conquest; its roots have a depth deeper than we can measure and an age longer than we can count. I am a man, and I sense this is true — yet I do not accept that it is the right path for men to walk. In the midst of a sea […]
Each man needs to ask himself this question: What is a man for? In the midst of a sea change where men everywhere are being publicly called out to own and atone their inappropriate, unwarranted, and unwelcomed sexual behaviors, can we agree at the start that there is a deep scar and a deep problem […]