By Marilyn Shannon
So if the world is going to have a shot at healing – Men are you listening? Women are you listening? – then it’s time to strengthen all of our communications, find our hearts, and express our sensitivity. Work together, communicate and be authentic. The time is now. We have no time to waste; it’s a lot up to us. No more excuses.
This is monumental. And as I sit here, I am going to begin. Another part of my journey and another idea is about to take hold of me. I have several things that I care about. And now I am declaring yet another. This time I am reaching out to express something that I find to be really really important and I am not going to stop. I have the pleasure of understanding to a degree and loving women. (I am one!) I also am expressing the desire for men to find their way to greatness. I believe it is more than possible and when you do men, (which you are on the brink of) a happier healthier planet for us all will exist. Women, we are coming into our own. We are strong, blowing the lids off of business and many things. It’s coming, and maybe already here: The age of women. And the age of men.
I love women. I have to say and I love men, too. I didn’t always love men or even like them very much. Yes I know there can be some jerks, just like there can be some crazy women. But as I study you men, sorry I am. I find that a lot of men have not been given a chance or taken the chance to grow emotionally and spiritually in a healthy way. You have had some terrible role models or none at all.
As I grow, I realize how important words are to identify where I am and how to explain how I feel – even to myself. One thing is true: When it comes to men, many were not given the language to express yourselves. How many men were encouraged to cry as a baby, share their feelings, express fear, and how many men grew up without a role model be it a father, grandfather big brother or family friend?
As I study men I hear the sensitivity, the concern, the fear, and the desire to connect and not be jerks. I have come in contact with many men who are creative and not sure what to do with that creativity. Ladies, you just know. Maybe it’s just the way of the universe, the way it was meant to be, the age of Aquarius. Women we have it going on with how we communicate and connect. Women are learning more about business, men about expressing emotion.
For all the women who read this blog, who have men in your lives be it a husband, son, father, brother, friend, colleague, friends, etc., let’s all go forward and support each other. Let’s expand our support for men with a new chance to find their emotional health and balance. Let’s find deeper patience, listen deeper and support the men in our lives because what will happen if we don’t?
Men: take those steps that may be scary, but lead you toward your new journey. What makes men and women different when it comes to being kind, supportive, loving and authentic? Do we have different souls? I don’t think so. I don’t think there is a man’s soul and a woman’s soul. Our experiences have made the difference in how we seem to be wired. We still may express ourselves in different gender ways, but how we do that and from what place will make the difference.
Here are a few inspired thoughts by me for men:
1. You do matter.
2. It’s OK to not know the answer or any answer.
3. It’s OK to be scared.
4 It’s OK to want more.
5. Start to read some self-help books.
6. Join a men’s group that explores emotion.
7. Take part in a spiritual group.
8. Find a professional who you can relate to, open up with and explore who you are.
9. IT’S OK TO FEEL
Men have been led through social training in their head, now the work lies in the heart.