Powerful masculinity is made up of a range of qualities, some that may seem paradoxical. Find out what they are and how to access your true power on today’s podcast with martial artist and meditation facilitator Michael Holt.
Are there parts of yourself you’ve shied away from or hidden from others…thinking they are wrong somehow?
Too much or not enough? Too raw or bold? Too weak or vulnerable?
When you make parts of yourself wrong and then push away or hide them, something really painful happens.
It can be as awful as being walked on, unseen and misunderstood. Feeling powerless to change, alone and isolated. It can even lead to suicide. This breaks my heart.
Today’s Man Alive podcast conversation is an important one about how ALL of you needs to be embraced and who you really are.
Like many people, you may have an incomplete understanding about your humanness.
It’s easy to get stuck or fixated on the surface level of actions and interactions, not realizing there is a deep well you can tap into — the place from which true peace, strength, courage and confidence arise.
On today’s podcast our guest lays out a full picture of being human and a man. Michael Holt is a martial artist, meditation facilitator and the creator of Tribe, a community for men who are ready for real and conscious change. In our conversation we discussed:
- The need for the embodied AND spiritual aspects of the masculine
- The power of cultivating skills based both in ferocity and meditative/healing arts
- How to have more impact and influence without doing anything
- Creating yourself and your life with intention
- Vulnerability and receptivity as forms of strength
I really enjoyed this conversation and Michael’s steady strength and care. It takes great courage to slow down and witness oneself, rather than bypassing or distracting yourself. Michael’s wisdom gives men the courage to reclaim disowned parts and sometimes even face the mysterious realms beyond our personality structures. As you listen to this conversation think whether you are facing or avoiding yourself!
Michael is a guide in vitality and consciousness to some of the most elite performers in the world. His extensive background in meditation, martial arts, western psychology, health and wellness, and exercise science combine to form a unique mind-body pedagogy that is trusted by executives, founders, athletes, artists, and entertainers committed to excellence in all areas of their lives. He resides in Venice, California, where he devotes his time outside of his private practice and group facilitation to meditation, martial arts and wellness study, writing, and shamanic training.