Stop telling men how to act.
This comment was by Jim in reference to the post – Healing the Man Inside
Vulnerability requires mutual trust and boundaries. How hurtful it is for someone to judge a man who attempts sharing their hurt, pain, failures, mistakes, and shame. Having the courage to be vulnerable requires strength.
Finding the right person is essential when being vulnerable. Men were created to be hunters, adventurous, to ride atop the white horse in full armor, to die upon the steed instead of getting knocked off. Reality is we get knocked off a lot, and to face the emotional let down is staggering.
Shame is much greater than guilt, however, we carry the shame around and it turns into self-defeating games of “I’m not good enough”. Humility is a step towards vulnerability, vulnerability is a step towards brokenness. Brokenness is a good thing, because it keeps us compassionate towards others, and allows us to see our true reflection in the mirror.
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