Hola my friends, and welcome to The Studio:)
My guest today is David Brooks, author of The Road to Character. David’s book is a key element in my work with male clients.
I am fascinated at what happens when I ask male clients, “Where in your life have you been brave or courageous?” and they look me as if I’m speaking a foreign language.
When the “Man Plan” gets proposed, and I bring up traits such as confidence, integrity, and inner strength, they inevitably ask, with the utmost sincerity, “How do I get that?”
I asked a client the other day, “What does it mean to be a man today, in 2017?”
He didn’t know, and I understand the challenges of that question, BUT it’s a question worth exploring.
It’s a question of utmost importance for the survival of our country. Because being a man matters.
If you find yourself connecting to the excerpt below: The Road to Character is a must read. It’s food for a man’s soul.
Years pass and the deepest parts of yourself go unexplored and unstructured. You are busy, but you have a vague anxiety that your life has not achieved its ultimate meaning and significance. You live with an unconscious boredom, not really loving, not really attached to the moral purposes that give life its worth. You lack the internal criteria to make unshakeable commitments. You never develop inner consistency, the integrity that can withstand popular disapproval or a serious blow. You find yourself doing things that other people approve of, whether these things are right for you or not. You do not have a strategy to build character, and without that, not only your inner life but also your external life will eventually fall to pieces.
-The Road to Character
Ciao and enjoy!
* Laura C Meyer is a mindfulness instructor at The University of Virginia’s School of Medicine, mental health & addiction therapist, and founder of Live More Studio.
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