I have been thinking hard about the masculine side of Be Inspired lately, and I can only approach the subject through my personal narrative.
The notion of being "an enlightened man" can be fascinating and frightful at the same time. Everyday, I face a battle between who I was, and who I am now; I certainly prefer the new version of me. That said, I could use a little help and, as a male, I feel that the feminine perspective would be beneficial.
What I've learned:
I will not be that guy who needs a woman to complete me anymore. I know my junk and I want a partner who will live/share my life with me, not control it. (Help me here Be Inspired.)
This journey of discovery and solutions can be lonely. (Help me build a network of like-minded males whom I can be vulnerable with and also feel supported.)
What is strength?
Let’s define the word, or make a list of things that are essential for one to embody it.
Do I look after me AND my partner (meet both needs together)?
I find the search for these answers to be inspiring, because as frightening as it is to find the answers to my questions, I know that I will be better off once I do. I may be on the wrong track, but that's what “being inspired” is to me; it’s building a framework work to live by, and learning how to be the authentic YOU through love, rather than fear!