Embrace or Express Masculinity

Below are some examples of life purpose definitions (written as "I" statements) that relate to your choice. Choose the one with the most powerful language for you. When you have chosen, write it down or type it into a file.

I help others to embrace their masculinity.
I honor masculinity in others.
I support the masculinity in others.
I hold sacred masculinity in others.
I inspire masculinity.
I inspire others to feel masculine.
I empower others to experience their masculinity.
I am masculinity.

Come up with your own wording if there is something you can formulate (or by combining one or more) that is more powerful than any of the above, but remember to keep it short. Seven words or less is optimal.

Second Step

What quality or guidance did you not receive enough of as a child--the most important quality or guidance--and how does it feel when you demonstrate that quality or guidance or inspire its realization in someone else? This question is not about blaming one's parents. It is simply an acknowledgement of a lack. What you will most likely realize is that the quality that you didn't receive enough of is the greatest driver of your passion. What we didn't get enough of is what we have struggled to create for ourselves. It is what we are most excited about creating for ourselves and demonstrating or teaching others. It is what drives our passion!

There are some people who do not completely relate to this question. There are two categories for these people.

1) A very small percentage of people who had very functional families and had all of their needs met to a high degree. If you fall into this category, you will find your life purpose statement is more easily identified with the first step of this process.

2) People who are not in touch with their feelings. If you fall into this category, your most important work will be to develop the ability to feel. In order to find your passion, you must be in touch with your feelings of loss about not receiving whatever qualities were deficient in your childhood. This feeling of loss is what will drive you to develop the quality for yourself and to serve others by offering it in the world directly or indirectly. For information on coaching in this area visit Life Coaching.

Please fit your answer into one of the following categories and click on the appropriate category.

I didn't receive enough . . .

Love
Peace
Guidance
Acceptance
Nurturing
Safety

Support
Inspiration
Sense of value
Honor
Freedom
Boundaries
Opportunity for creative expression
Attention
Presence from my mother, father, or environment
Feminine guidance
Masculine guidance
Empowerment
Healthy communication
Appreciation for beauty

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