A PRAYER FOR A NEW MAN

a poem by Craig White

We pray for the dawn of a new man

We pray for a man rooted in awareness

A man who acts from a place of free will.

He is not controlled by his ego, his subconscious patterns

He is a free man

His practice of revealing his true nature is most important to him.

He is committed to this cause

He starts his day mindfully, consciously, and carries this presence throughout his day.

His awareness spreads to everyone he shares with

We pray for an Honest Man

A man in complete control of his behaviour

For him there are no problems, only challenges

He doesn’t blame any event or person for his suffering.

He realizes that his view of the world is simply a mirrored reflection of his own internal projections.

A triggered response to another is a chance to reveal his shadow

A chance to embrace his vulnerability

We Pray for an Integral Man

A man who walks his talk

He is decisive and sticks by his word

His word is his honour

He is a man of trust

A solid man

We pray for a Present Man

A man who accepts and has learned from his past

He forgives his past and is grateful for every experience.

He has forgiven himself of guilt and shame.

He has learnt valuable lessons from the past that enable him to be more authentic as a man today.

He lives in the present moment

We pray for a Self-Respected Man

A man who honors his body as a sacred vehicle for life

He takes care of his body as if it were his child

He rests deeply and sets boundaries

He sets high standards

A accepts responsibility

We pray for a Wild Man

A man who fights for a cause

He pushes his boundaries

Lives on the edge, confronts danger

He takes risks for the sake of others

His wildness is no longer repressed

He is a man on fire with passion

We pray for a Vital Man

A man who vibrates with life-force

A man of enthusiasm

He energizers others by simply looking into their eyes

He knows how to cultivate, move, and restore energy

A man of joy

We Pray for a Feeling Man

A man who feels safe in his heart and his gut

He accepts and learns from his emotions

He recognizes that each emotion is a doorway into a deeper version of himself

He remains stable in a tornado of grief

He can mindfully express the fire of anger

He embraces the river of sadness

A man who can laugh at himself

We Pray for a Decisive Man

A man who knows what he wants

He is a confident man

He knows he has all of the answers inside

He communicates with precision

He acts with assertiveness

A man grounded in his mission

We pray for an Integrative Man

A man of the world

He, who makes a difference

He values interdependence

He is tribal man

A man of community

A mentor

A brother