5.30.2011

Pouring Rain

I was riding my bike to work today........in the pouring rain......wondering to myself.......what makes a man let go of what doesn't work for him and launch into the unknown.

For me, one reason was the need to see myself as I am; not as who I was pretending to be for everybody around me. I was pretty tired of keeping up the image I projected so that I could keep others happy. It was pretty tiring trying to remember all the things I am supposed to be all the time; and pretty useless spending time doing that.

So, one day I woke up the fact that I was wasting a bunch of time and I really wasn't being me. Time to launch into the unknown...the world where I am who I am and you have no bearing on that.

In my weekly iGroup, I have come to learn that you have your own stuff around being who you are-and aren't-and that I have no bearing on that, either.

Now, the ManKind Project and the New Warrior Training Adventure did not change me, nor did it ask me to change. I changed me. MKP is just the place that where I am supported in the work I want to accomplish; where I change me. Men sit with me and we work on our "stuff;" mine and there's; we are there for each other and ourselves.

So, I would ask you...what would it take for you to let go of what doesn't work for you and launch into the unknown?

I'm out.
Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf

5.20.2011

I Can Only Imagine...This is the Love of a Father



I am stunned at what men are capable of. If you want to see what a father looks like; what a son looks like; what it looks like to give it all; in my eyes this is it.

Click here to see the video (if you can't see it above). Click here for the Dick and Rick Hoyt Web site.

The way I see it, I am open to this because of my work in the ManKind Project. I can see the beauty of these men and the passion of the love.

I am blessed this day to know there are fathers and sons, like the Hoyts, in this world.

I'm out.
Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf

5.06.2011

Footsteps of a Warrior

"Let every step that I take
Leave the footprints of a warrior
Along the spirit trail."

Dan Fogelberg; The Spirit Trail from The Wild Places; 1990




Often I hear the footsteps of my past walking right along next to me.

I have made my share of ridiculous mistakes, blunders, close calls, and judgments based on the data I had at the time. One past positive decision that has stood the test of time was my choice to attend the New Warrior Training Adventure.

I attended the training in October 1999. I continue to do weekly work on my self and my life in my iGroup, Four Stone Circle. It is one of the most powerful places in my life; surely the one place that offers the support and challenge of other men who I trust to hold me to my word and intentions.

The ManKind Project offers that to you, as well. I wonder if one day I will meet up with you, in my iGroup, at a training, or wherever. I look forward to hearing your story.

I'm out.
Bravehearted Old-faithful Wolf