The Best of Man, at Funerals…

December 14, 2011  |   Posted by :   |   Blog   |   Comments Off on The Best of Man, at Funerals…»

What are the qualities of a 21st Century Man?

What are the qualities of a man, in their highest and greatest?

Who do women need men to be, for them to be connected and fulfilled in relationship?

What does connection really look like in marriage and how can men be responsible for generating it?

 

These are a few of the questions that strike me as critical in fulfilling on my intention for men to be their best and most fulfilled.

 

A few weeks ago, my wife lost her beloved grandfather, a true patriarch, a kind hearted, gentle provider.  The love for this man was evidenced by the amount of heartbreak visible in his wife of 48 years and his adoring family.

As I spent time with my wife and the family as we moved through the process of laying a loved one to rest, I was struck by who the men in the family were being.

I saw the men, strong and open hearted, supportive and emotionally connected. I saw them look for what was needed in each moment, for their wife, their mother, their sister.  I watched them laugh, cry and comfort, open doors and make decisions.

 

I saw Men with capital “M’s”.  I saw men in their highest and greatest all over the place.  I got present to the fact that all men have access to their strength and to their heart.  This is what the 21st Century Man looks like in action.

 

So what are the qualities of the 21st Century Man? Who are men in their highest and greatest? How can men be responsible for generating connection in their most important relationships, with their wives, mothers, daughters and sisters?

I posit that we needn’t look any further than funerals.  I challenge men everywhere to expand their ability to be their highest and greatest all over the place.  Please don’t relegate the gift of the masculine to infrequent, untimely events.

 

Your organizations will be better, your country will be better and your world will forever shift for you and others.
More importantly, your family needs you, your women need you, your sons need to know what being a Man with a capital “M” means.

 

 


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