"Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he's only sad" – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"The heart of fathers must be returned to the children and the hearts of children to the fathers" – Mal 4:6
"Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage" – Brene Brown
There are a lot of men's groups, initiatives and resources with different angles on masculinity. http://www.artmasculiniste.fr/le-masculinisme-cest-quoi.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men%27s_movement just like there are a lot of woman groups and initiatives.
I don't particularly like a focus on 'the divine feminine' and 'the divine masculine' as it can have an idolizing (look at us being divine) and divisive (women vs men or divine vs undivine/not-conscious) aspect. Divine or beastly, we are all aspiring and fallible humans as well. One initiative I like is that of Clay Boykin.
Clay Boykin and Men's Fellowship Network
- women and relationships with women
- talking politics
as it tends to polarize
Summary Circles of Men
Why we come together
The twelve secrets
within the context of connection, acceptance, environment and trust
How we come together: framework, gathering, network non-judgement and communication: facilitating, conversation, language matters how we engage, vulnerability: choice, now, intention growth and change: transformation, heart, holding space