Get Ready To Light Your Fire... Literally..
Part of being a man in this life is being able to dance in the realm of infinite possibility. To walk the line between the known world, and the unknown, where at any moment we could be faced with danger.
When we boldly approach the unknown, as the pilgrims and patriots of our time, we must navigate through the seas of change. Emotions arise. Fear arrives. There is no telling when the moment will come.
The dark forest.
These moments come without warning. They shape-shift into the experiences, people, places, and objects of our lives. These are the moments when we approach "the edge" of the known world, and... Step into possibility.
Regardless of how these treacherous moments find us, we, as men, must have the capacity to rise to the occasion. To step to the plate.
To "man the fuck up", and take charge.
We must have the capacity for discernment. We must know
when to hold our guard, and when to fight back.
And, when the moment arises, when we have to fight – we must have the training. To channel the charge of our opponent to our advantage. To not allow our inner battles to deplete our energy, but rather to harness the power of our oppressors,
and use it as our strength.
Here is the moment when we approach "the edge" of the unknown.
"What is holding me back?"
"Have I prepared myself for battle?"
"How can I show up in a greater way?"
"How will I respond?"
And then, we take the leap.