5.12.2008

Risks

"What is at risk for you to give the people you know in your life sincere empowering feedback (being assertive) rather than remaining silent (being passive) or tearing them down (being aggressive)."

Steve Solomon, Passionate Cheetah; Warrior in the ManKind Project

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What's at risk for you to be real with someone you know? That's the question.

Is it the fear of looking dumb; the fear of being vulnerable or being rejected?
Is it the fear of getting closer; building a more meaningful relationship?
Is it that you don't want to be honest or you are afraid of honesty?
Is it that you don't want to hurt feelings or you are afraid to hurt feelings?
Is it that honesty has hurt you in the past?

What would it look like to really step into being a man who speaks to another person with clarity and honesty at the risk of all of the above?

For me it would look scary and risky. So what. Fear and risk are in the mind, not in the action.

My honesty to you is that you can't be honest with another until you can get some honesty with yourself. Find some honesty at the New Warrior Training Adventure.

See you there...living in my honesty.

I'm out.
Old-faithful Wolf

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