9.17.2010

Wonderful Pockmarks

"We all leave childhood with wounds. In time, we may transform our liabilities into gifts. The faults that pockmark the psyche may become the source of a man's beauty. The injuries we have suffered invite us to assume the most human of all vocations - to heal ourselves and others."

Sam Keen


The "pockmarks" that are the "source of our beauty" is what makes us men.

Men have their own special needs in this society.

One of those needs is that of men in the tribe or community or family taking interest in us as a young man and guiding us to manhood. That has sadly gone missing in the industrial age we live in now.

The older men are working all day or gone from the house. The community is scattered and we may hardly, or not at all, know our neighbors. The activities we partake in as young men may only be populated with our peers who know as little as we do about how to be a man. We cannot learn to be men from other boys/young men or from girls/young women.

Can you remember a time when a man took an interest in you and your life? When a man guided you with honor and compassion and wisdom.

When you attend the New Warrior Training Adventure, you will be surrounded with men who are interested, not invested, in your journey. You will see what it looks like to have men of community who want you to have the world you want. You will see what it looks like to have other men stand with you to give a place for you to get what you need.

I'm out.
Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf

No comments:

Post a Comment