"THERE MAY BE A MASCULINE PRINCIPLE YET INFINITE WAYS OF BEING A LIVING (HU)MAN"
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"Being peaceful requires to be conscious of the deeper reality and the polarities of life.
Being conscious allows to be present, not hiding or running from the intensity and challenges those realities and polarities create
Being present involves to find out and know who you really are.
Being proactive enables us to share that with the world.
Being a peaceful, conscious, present and active man is a great gift to the world
It enables us to meet our edge, grow beyond old concepts of manhood and be the man we chose to be!
For that we do not only need other men around us but it´s not possible without women.
Through exchange and exercise, we explore the personal and collective dimensions of being a man, father and/or son, as well as the experience and quality of masculinity and/or manhood in our lives. We will then explore ways of creating social impact and what it could mean to be a peaceful warrior in todays world. That includes our personal relationships, our professional lives, our public life and social. Local and global networks. The intention is to be part of a global movement to heal the relationship between men, between men and women and even with our inner women.
In between our monthly meetings we will practice a daily and personal 5-minute ritual to keep us on track with our deeper calling and purpose, perform one personal act of courage to meet our edge, plan action events to create social impact, plan a Men@Peace Event in Spring.
Occasionally our meetings and actions will be filmed for the manhood documentary. (see calendar)
WHY THE (PEACEFUL) WARRIOR?
Note: While in the context of Men@Peace we refer to the warrior as "he", it is an essential archetypical quality in both men and women.
Standing up for yourself
When a child arrives on the face of the earth and takes its first breath in, it begins the long journey of standing up for his deepest life purpose and unique quality of being.
If this is accompanied by love, freedom and a sense of connection, the peaceful warrior arises to stand his ground and bless the world with his greatest gifts and a healthy yes and no. This warrior develops the capacity to fully respect the reality and dignity of all other beings.
A warrior-child lacking those qualities will turn life power against itself and others and become the violent warrior.
The warrior archetype is thus beyond good and bad and stands for the simple human right of moving, being, wanting and giving the best in life. This original willing of the warrior permeates all beings in life and makes up for a world full of color, complexity and astonishing beauty.
Freedom & Connection
As each unique warrior fully shows up and is completely seen and respected by others in his being and longing, the striving for personal power, domination and human rights are transformed.
A conscious and universal intelligence becomes present to (re)create a world where individual and collective purpose, freedom and connection, even war and peace are no contradiction.
Stillness & Feeling
Any path from somewhere old into something new always starts right now. Yet as sentient and vulnerable human beings to fully embrace the present moment with all its intensity and emotions, especially in times of social or personal turmoil and war, it takes courage and stillness to feel.
The greatest challenge for the peaceful warrior is to stay grounded in his spirit when life´s contradictions seduce him to escape this way or that.
If he remains still when the heat is on, he can take powerful and responsible decisions and actions serving not only himself but the other as well.
Warrior & Visionary
When the right of being in existence with his natural and unique quality that characterizes the peaceful warrior is well established, he can hand his power over to the visionary who will start shaping and co-creating a new era of peace on earth and dance the dance of (R)Evolution.
The 3 hearts of the peaceful warriors
"There are two hearts beating in our chest.
The first is singing the song of connection and touch,
the second is filled with the spirit of freedom.
But there is a third heart living inside,
loving the sound of silence and presence!
When these three hearts are beating disconnected and lonely,
polarization takes over
and pain, war or death can occur,
Yet when these hearts beat uniquely inspired as one,
True power emerges,
and intuition and peace will be present and guide us!
This peace doesn´t come from the absence of war, but through the love of the peaceful warrior, whose heart is beating full of passion for life, forever connected and free." Felix
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The time is ripe for conscious men to gather and rise.
This group is a platform for men of all walks of life to connect, grow and support each other to become conscious men beyond all male stereotypes. We connect here to create new meaning of what it means to be a man and a community of men, locally and globally.
In this group we share events, circles (local and international) as well as inspirational articles, videos and news relevant to our quest.
What we seek in this group is to be and become conscious of the realities and polarities of life. This means not to hide or run from the intensity, the emotions and dynamics they create in all our relations: personal, professional, inner and outer, local and global, with men and with women.
Being conscious and present involves finding out and knowing who we really are and want to be as men, what we have to share with the world, and that being a conscious man is a great gift to life.
We seek consciousness, wisdom, integration and transformation.
We acknowledge the interplay of personal, collective and planetary transformation - and we see the need for truly conscious and peaceful men rising in this unfolding evolution.
We invite an exploration of embodied manhood that embraces both the inner masculine and feminine aspects of our being, as well as our relation to the women in this world.
Equally important to say that this group also wants to include all persons who cannot fully say they embody one of the two polar sexes or genders - and feel drawn to the quest into masculinity nevertheless.
We believe that healing our inner contradictions, deepening our relationships with women and the feminine as well as learning to play joyfully with the polarities and complexities of life, is at the core of living in a world full of peace. A world where we learn to use anger, sadness, fear, pain and joy and EVERYTHING that we consciously experience to co-create the world of our dreams.
A warm welcome to Conscious Men / Männerpräsenz
Some meetings and events will be filmed for the documentary "Manhood" by director Alex Gabbay.
A boy asks his father "what makes a man a man?". In times of complex identity men are being encouraged to redefine themselves. Patriarchy is being updated and is being asked to both 'man up' and 'man down'. But what does this mean? It's a confusing time for men, adolescents and for all of us. The film explores what defines masculinity and maleness and contemplates breaking though the boundaries of these definitions. Through intimate portraits of men and adolescents we take an honest look at ourselves and reflect on other possibilities.
The trailers for all the films in this series are at http://monkeyandmefilms.vhx.tv/