For men, vulnerability is not something to be confronted and expressed directly in the same way as it is for women. Men live with and process the experience of opening their interior world in a very different way.
The more dangerous the drug, the greater the need for its control and regulation. The ending of prohibition would not just have the most profound effect on violent crime but would create benefits that vastly outway any negative consequences.
I want a final say so that we as a nation can at least live or die by the facts. Not the stories and the lies.
This moment is where we snap. It's where we defend, rationalise, attack, manipulate and either act 'out' in aggression, or act 'in' through passive anger, punishment or just total shut down.
We want to feel our masculinity, our power, our potency. We relish the fire of desire burning within us. We want to release the beast that would ravish and consume innocent beauty.
We cruised on into the night and as is normal when flying down over deepest darkest Africa, we encountered some tropical stormy weather. I awoke at 4am to the old lurch and heave of the plane as it plowed through the wild night.
All I needed was to feel strong enough and brave enough for just one second in time. One instant to change everything.
So when we begin the process of reactivating the lost pain and traumatic memories, when we begin consciously healing ourselves by allowing the limbic system to re-open and slowly release the old wounds. We are actually allowing our bodies genetic code to reboot. We are in effect, switching ourselves off and on again!
When we are serious, we are open to dis-ease and disinformation. We can be controlled because seriousness is fear. It is blind faith and blind action.
I allow the feeling, the notion, or the idea to just float around. Feeling it, being with it. Whatever is challenging or inspiring me in my life at that point. And then, as I allow my attention to wander in a fertile moment, a gentle breeze blows away some dust, exposing something. Stones? Or bones.