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TELL THE TRUTH, LUKE
HUMILITY AND REVERENCE IN MASCULINITY
As part two of a two-segment episode, we discuss mortality and why we should consider the finite nature of our lives and how this helps men develop an attitude of reverence, which is the openness to all valuable things.
Derik discusses ‘rock bottom’ and how men can find the gifts in his worst and darkest hours. We must tell the truth in order to grow.
Telling the truth requires humility which is an attribute of masculinity. It takes an Alpha to admit wrongs and work to make changes. Sometimes ‘rock bottom’ is a gift toward discovering and rediscovering manhood.
Mike says “gratitude is sexy” and Brad teaches how seeing the good in even your most difficult circumstances is a prerequisite for hope. In order to know that the future is going to work out, we have to realize how things has always worked out. Even in the midst of self-destruction, gratitude makes all the difference.
Mike teaches about the Hero’s Journey and how men either choose to be humble or are compelled into humility through hardship. But there are ‘guides’ all around you.
Luke Skywalker was reluctant to move forward into his future until he made the decision to start his journey. Only then did he find a worthy mentor in Yoda.
Take ownership in the problems of your life, tell the truth of your situation, especially when you have created your own mess.
Maybe we are like Luke Skywalker, and are forced into growth. You don’t know every thing bro. Humble yourself and develop a masculine sense of reverence. Submit to the process of healing as you become a grown-ass man: an Alpha.