In my last article, I discussed healing for the black family. This week I would like to discuss healing from the male's perspective or healing for the masculine soul. Most men are born whole. They come into the world full of wonder and potential. Their souls and spirits are one, and they are at peace internally and externally. The male ego is very fragile, and it is connected to a man's masculinity through his emotions. It is protected by his thick skin. When the man is healthy and whole, his emotions are in check and his desires are under control.
During Black History Month, I want to continue my discussion about relationships. The black family is under attack, and the emotional battle between men and women of all races is at an all time high. To counter this, we need information that will help bring emotional healing and resolution. Knowledge is power, and power is needed for sustained changed. Here are a few things to consider as we work to help facilitate emotional healing for the black family.
This is the second article in which I go back to the original intent of this column, which is relationship building.
Two years ago, I set out to share insights from my book, "Men Are Dirt." The book is based on thoughts about men from a man's perspective. During this week of Valentine's Day, use this article as the catalyst for a healthy dialogue about your relationship. For those of you who are married, this article is based on chapter 6 of my book, and it is dedicated to you.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 14:29
Does having positive self-esteem take work or are you naturally built with it already placed inside of you?
It would be nice to be born with this quality, but many times it takes work to build self esteem. There are millions of people who need to do those extra things to make sure they are confident and they stay that way. Having confidence in who you are and what you want is a part of self esteem which does not happen overnight. However, there are steps that I developed to help you along your journey. These are the steps that I share with my clients which have been known to help them to build self-esteem in their lives.
Black film: Cheryl Mousley, senior film curator, Walker Art Center. Dean Otto, film and video manager, Walker Art Center. Andrew Peterson, executive director, IFP Minnesota. Alaina Lewis, producer and filmmaker. Hassan Hassan, aspiring filmmaker.