Daily Archives: September 30, 2010

Macho Man

What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.”  — Susan Sontag

Some of us may be afraid of the other sex in us.  Men, especially, often despise the feminine in them and do everything they can to put on a “macho” air.  Women, too, are not always comfortable with what is masculine in them.

Many poets, philosophers and psychologists believe that each of us is a complex mixture of the masculine and the feminine.  We suppress either at our peril.  What we may dislike or close ourselves off to in the opposite sex may be just the qualities in ourselves that we fear most.

Part of becoming whole means accepting the generous heritage of both sexes.  It is healthy to get in touch with the feminine and the masculine in ourselves and other people.  We will find our lives to be more complete if we do.


People always come into your life for a reason…

People always come into your life for a reason, a season, and a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do. When someone is in your life for a reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to help you through a difficulty, or to give you guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or even spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend to you, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they just walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our wish fulfilled; their work is done.

The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on. When people come into your life for a Season, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season. And like spring turns to summer and summer to fall, the season eventually ends.

Lifetime relationships teach you a lifetime of lessons; those things you must build upon to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and the people regardless and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. Thank you for being part of my life…

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