Toxic masculinity is not a symptom of being a man, it is a byproduct of ignoring natural masculine evolution. Boys need to evolve into men. Boy Energy needs to evolve into Mature Masculinity. Toxic Masculinity is, in fact, stagnate Boy Energy.
As gay men, we spend so much of our lives existing in a world that is not built for us, we forget that there is an option to finding ways of “fitting in”. We can actually belong.
...under that wave of fear is a desire to connect heart-to-heart with true friends – to share love – to be able to see people I know and love them and feel their love in return.That’s the good stuff. That’s the true Holy Grail I seek. Until now, I have found it hard to admit, even to myself, that I want it so bad.
Anxiety is a constant companion, tied to every choice, decision, or plan that comes into my head.
Like a prayer. Yes. It was indeed, just like a prayer. In a studio packed with yoga practitioners, I felt my soul being revealed. In that up-dog during a hot MODO yoga class, a sacred feeling overtook me. The physical stress of that class was intense and uncomfortable. It fit my mood as a man [...]
Beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. Rumi
Keeping the faith is not always easy. It is also not a choice. “Why should I bother being enlightened in a world of unenlightened people?” I asked my therapist almost 20 years ago. I was fatigued by the process of working on my own demons and I had started to believe I was already operating [...]