7.30.2009

Simple Rules

Part of my work in the ManKind Project is listening to and living the simple in life. Simple is hard for me in this world of work, responsibility, fatherhood, etc. Simple is a stretch for me.

I like the piece below because it reminds me of what I believe is true....but then I forget it.

My MKP iGroup** is a place for me to remember these simple things. The NWTA helped me along that path. I am sure it can do that for you. Come with me on the simple path. Let's see what there is to see.

I'm out.
Old-faithful Wolf

**Men who have completed the New Warrior Training Adventure, or state their intention to do so within a specific time period, are able to join a Integration-Group (iGroup). Integration Groups vary in their admission policies, but generally invite men who are currently known to members, or have completed training. These groups generally meet once a week in the evening, and are a continuation of the process of doing personal work around life issues raised during the New Warrior Training Adventure weekend, and that arise in one's own personal life journey. The Integration-Group allows men the opportunity to stay connected to the MKP Men's Community and to important issues in their own lives.

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Ten Rules for Being Human

by Cherie Carter-Scott

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, "life."

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work."

4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There's no part of life that doesn't contain its lessons. If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.

6. "There" is no better a place than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."

7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life's questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

7.24.2009

We Are All in This Together

July 24 (Bloomberg) -- Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox became the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game yesterday and has Dewayne Wise to thank for preserving his place in Major League Baseball history. (photo mlb.com)

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Mark Buehrle is a terrific pitcher, no doubt. But he cannot be a great pitcher without his entire team supporting him...offense, defense, coaching, management, bat boys, the whole deal. He also can't be great pitcher without himself on board.

I am reminded today that nothing is done by one's self. We are all in this together. I pride myself on being part of the ManKind Project, because I see it helps men find what they need and helps them pursue it.

So today I ask you...are you willing to get on board and be a part of the world around you? Are you willing to attend the NWTA and see what holds you back?

I'm out.
Old-faithful Wolf

7.20.2009

Love & Now



Today, I am remembering the important things. Love & Now.

For my best friend in this journey...Dancing Wolf, I love you!

I'm out.
Old-faithful Wolf

7.16.2009

First Pitch & NWTA

I love this photo! Why?....for so many reasons.

I have loved baseball all my life and my Tigers are leading the ALC.

A black president throwing out the first pitch at the All-Star game; which not that many years ago was a white-only affair.

President Obama showed up to pitch in his White Sox jacket (at the Cardinals' stadium), because, as he said, he is a life-long Sox fan and his wife thinks he looks good in the jacket. Two great reasons to be yourself!

I admire that President Obama spoke his truth and said baseball is not his game...he never played organized baseball. I haven't either and I am very good at the game and love it.

What's all this got to do with the NWTA and MKP?

Men are supported in standing in their power and grace in the MKP. In the NWTA, men are asked to take a look at where they are and where they say they are and where they want to go. I see that President Obama shows up in this way.

Do yours all match up? Come...be supported...find your path.

I'm out.
Old-faithful Wolf

7.14.2009

Wits & Hearts

"I know you can fight. But it's our wits that make us men."

Malcolm Wallace, from the motion picture Braveheart (1995)

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In the ManKind Project, men do not learn to fight with their fists or weapons. However, they may learn how to fight with their wits and hearts to defeat the issues that hold them back from what they say they want.

In my experience men are mostly held back by what they believe; not anything physical or even tangible. What they believe has mostly been taught to them by others; passed on to them as mind viruses. Getting past those mind viruses allows a man to see what he can really be and accomplish.

Are you ready to get past your mind viruses?

I'm out.
Old-faithful Wolf

7.08.2009

Going for 8

Quite simply...I am rooting for Lance Armstrong to push into his 8th Tour De France win this month.

I am reading a book by Dr. Wayne Dyer, called Excuses Begone. I am finding that it fits in well with my experience in the ManKind Project; no excuses and living in congruency with what I say I will do and actually do.

I see that Lance has made it his mission to prove those wrong who say he was doping in the last 7 tour wins. He insists that he is clean and that this will prove it. You go, Lance, live your truth with no excuses.

Stayed tuned to see if Lance can get 8.

I'm out.
Old-faithful Wolf