The Strangest Secret in the World
Apr03

The Strangest Secret in the World

“We become what we think about.” Earl Nightingale’s insights into success and personal development have transformed millions of lives. A motivational speaker, author, and legendary radio host, ‘The ‘Dean of Personal Development’ wrote and recorded over 7,000 radio programs, 250 audio programs as well as television programs and videos. Matt Jones went from being a three-time cancer conqueror to...

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The Dragon of Grandiosity
Mar15

The Dragon of Grandiosity

Psychoanalyst Robert Moore explores the spirit of grandiosity—the feeling you possess some tremendous hidden power—and its corrupted forms if it is not acknowledged and brought into its proper place in your life, whether tamed or untamed.         Minnesota Men’s Conference founded in 1984 by Robert...

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Robert Bly: To Feel Grandiose and Worthless
Mar15

Robert Bly: To Feel Grandiose and Worthless

How can we feel so grand and so worthless? Why are these twin energies correlated in the human psyche? Robert Bly explores the contradiction with teachers and attendees of the Minnesota Men’s Conference, including thoughts from Robert Moore, Tim Young, and Daniel Deardorff. Founded by Robert Bly in 1984, the Minnesota Men’s Conference celebrates the telling of old stories, the gifts of poetry and music, and opening our hearts to...

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Grace In Regression
Dec09

Grace In Regression

Regression, according to psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, is a defense mechanism leading to the temporary or long-term reversion of the ego to an earlier stage of development rather than handling unacceptable impulses in a more adult way. Why do we feel so small? Psychoanalyst John Lee offers the first of a two-part lecture series on regression—on what makes us feel small, young, or diminished—including its causes, its role in healing and...

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Passivity and Grief
Dec04

Passivity and Grief

One of the most powerful series I have listened to in a long time. “Passivity is the compulsion to pursue that which we say we do not want. Passivity is the place where our consciousness resides and rests, and we wait, and we wait, and we wait, and that is not to be confused with patience. We wait until somebody brings back something to us…. we wait and we suffer, until somebody or something acts upon us to make us...

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Grandiosity, Another Man’s View
Dec02

Grandiosity, Another Man’s View

In this lecture Psychoanalyst Robert Moore lays out the second step on his journey of rediscovering the soul: to find the interior temple that Rumi wrote about, and the idea of a second birth. With this he speaks to the topic of his book, Facing The Dragon, Confronting Personal and Spiritual Grandiosity where Moore digs deeper through personal shadow and reveals more of the power that affects us from the archetypal dragon. This hour...

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Falling Upward
Nov20

Falling Upward

In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or “gone down” are the only ones who understand “up.” Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What...

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Don’t “Act Like a Man” – Tony Porter
May09

Don’t “Act Like a Man” – Tony Porter

At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don’t “act like a man.” Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the “man box.” More on: Men’s Issues...

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The Mask You Live In
May09

The Mask You Live In

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender...

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Men’s Spirituality
Apr25

Men’s Spirituality

Excerpts from the article Men’s Spirituality by Donald Bisson. “Men bleed too. Men grieve the loss of their children through divorce, separation, work assignments and illnesses. They seek out relationships to fill the hunger, pain and loneliness of life’s struggles. They ponder the great mysteries of birth, death, aging, love-making, creativity and nature. They pray. Often, they pray in secret, almost fearful of being shamed if...

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