Originally Posted by Bene
If you believe in LoA, then you believe that your beliefs create your reality. I suggest working on your belief system rather than within it. Steve has written and spoken about this.
If you hold the above beliefs, it is obviously going to be a part of your reality. You might want to dump some of those and create more empowering beliefs and then your Reality will shift in order to accommodate your new view of yourself and your life. Hope this helps.
Why do I need to change my reality? I am perfectly content with reality as it is.
People have endless advice for changing situations but to someone who has for a long time practiced acceptance most motivations are not motivating.
I guess perhaps I'm leading people on, making it seem like I'm asking them to solve my problems. This isn't surprising since it seems like most people would be baffled to see my laugh and smile despite what they would perhaps consider to be a bad life.
My honest genuine question was about masculinity. By posting that article Steve posits that there is a true masculine quality and my question is... can someone describe it for me?
Does it have to include external achievements, like attaining things?
Does it have to include the picture of a successful life? Certainly one should be able to be fully masculine without having a harem and a sports car. If this is true, then we should be able to describe masculinity without describing a harem and a sports car.
Cylon seems to define masculinity in terms of how women treat a man. "A man is someone who women fawn over, etc"
Steve defines masculinity by action and as far as I can tell, little more. It occurs to me his 10 points are all fundamentally about "taking action". So is there no way to be a passive male? Perhaps action really is the essence of masculinity and then each person can choose whatever energy they want. I find far more joy in passive contended being rather than active striving doing.