The concept of masculine/feminine dynamics in relationships can be viewed through overly simplistic lenses. Today’s guest goes deep into the nature of humanity to illuminate the benefits of both masculine and the feminine, and how balancing them can bring us together in healthier, more authentic ways.
By now you know I value information and perspectives that support you to have healthy, thriving relationships, for as long as you want to be in them.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve discovered a lot of nuance in the teachings about masculine/feminine dynamics. These dynamics are not black and white, and they are not just about men vs. women. I’ve seen harm done when we try to view them in a simplistic way.
Today’s Man Alive podcast guest, J. Malik, goes deep into the concept of masculine/feminine balance in relationships, as well as the nature of life itself. J. is a spiritual teacher, author, and speaker who emphasizes the importance of spiritual alignment in our careers, relationships, and finances.
In our deep and nuanced conversation we discussed:
- Bringing the masculine and feminine aspects back together
- Discovering your true self and divine identity
- How to know whether you are choosing a partner from lack, or to support synergy
- Polarization, rather than trying to be palatable
- How to enter a woman’s vortex
J.’s wisdom goes deep into the nature of reality, including light and shadow. He seems to understand true balance, and calls for wisdom to be spread from elders, not just from youth and beauty. When you’re done with this episode, check out this episode from the beginning of Man Alive, where we explore whether the masculine/feminine distinction is helpful for men, with long-time teacher Satyen Raja.
May your relationships continue to become healthier and stronger over time!
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Jakal El-Malik (aka J. Malik) is an American spiritual teacher, author, and speaker who emphasizes the importance of spiritual alignment in our careers, our relationships, and our finances. His mission is to heal the collective energy so that humanity can walk into its true purpose with healthy and prosperous relationships. Malik advocates for men embracing masculinity, leadership, and success so that women can be safe to operate in their femininity, and creative flow, and not have to operate from survival mode. In his books, J. Malik references this overarching theme of masculine-feminine balance to address the nature of life itself and teaches this message everywhere there is a welcoming ear.