Author: Clay Boykin

Maya Angelou’s Top 10 Rules For Success

She was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She’s best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. She was respected as a spokesperson for black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of Black culture. She’s Maya Angelou and here in video are her Top 10 Rules for Success, and her famous poem, Still I Rise. 1. Just do right! She became a poet and writer after a series of occupations as a young adult, including fry cook, sex worker, and nightclub dancer. 2. Be courageous She...

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A New Perspective on Male Spirituality

In the last few decades we have started to see a re-awakening of our awareness of the Sacred Masculine. This consciousness is not confined to men – although men are the group in our society who are often out-of-touch with their spiritual essence. In the same way that both men and women have a feminine aspect to their conscious make-up, so too do both genders have a masculine aspect. For over two thousand years many cultures have ascribed or assigned the male gender to their gods. The Sacred Masculine is most often presented through archetypes, metaphors and images. Robert...

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The Great Year

The Great Year, refers to the slow precession of the equinox through the twelve houses of the ancient zodiac, a period that takes between 24,000 to 26,000 years. The Great Year, narrated by James Earl Jones, is a compelling documentary, that explores the possibility that the fall of ancient civilizations around the globe, and the rise of modern civilization, might be related to our Sun’s motion around a companion star. The film examines evidence that ancient civilizations may have known of this celestial cycle and that our Sun may indeed display the characteristics of binary motion. Different cultures refer...

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Shame

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word. More on Shame: Emasculated Male (Gender Shame)   In working with men often times the cornerstone perceived truth (i.e. false or limiting belief) is anchored in one of an emasculated male or gender shame.  The lived experience of the emasculated male is the belief that somehow they are lacking as men…...

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