When is the last time you were with other men you respected? We aren’t talking about hanging out at the bar or watching the Super Bowl together. We’re speaking about when you were real. When you were honest. When you were fully expressed.
For many man that level of closeness ended with school or the service. You remember when you could say anything and your friends would accept you. They might tell you full of shit, but you were still their friend.
You had a tribe that told you the hard truth, even at the risk of pissing you off. You had a group of friends that watched your back. They were there for you.
You long for those days when seeing one of these friends put a smile on your face. You have flashback to the crazy things you did together. Maybe you occasionally call one to reminisce, believing that will be the best it will ever be.
It all can change
When you put a group of strangers (or possibly a few friends) together for a day or more with the support to get real – shit happens. Quickly and easily the masks fall off and the old you emerges to meet the other men’s real selves.
Your hesitation evolves to be ‘full in’ participation. You go from sitting on the sideline waiting to see who will have the balls to take the risk to get real… to saying fuck it, I’m going for it. I’m bringing my A game.
Before you know it, two hours passed buy as if it was just a preview of the next blockbuster, you are fully in. You now are itching to raise the bar of reveals, honesty, vulnerability and authenticity.
You flash back to your initial concerns and judgments only to laugh at yourself. Yes, you never sat with a group of men you didn’t know to be real. But those fears of the day being some therapy, new age, weird men’s thing are gone. Those old feelings of what it was like to be seen for who you are come back.
Men only need men
Sitting listening to the other men speak you realize that all you are really doing is hanging out. Without the distractions and needs of others, you get to be with men. As you enjoy the masculine in its pure form you discover you’re relaxing. Coming home to a band of brothers you can let go of all the ways you protect, perform and project.
Sitting in a group of equally committed men you begin to appreciate all the aspects of your life. Your partner, family and work take on a new prospective. Maybe it’s because you are getting renewed or maybe it all the fun you are having. Whatever it is you find yourself wanting more… more from being with men and more from your life.
What we provide is a save and guided experience of being with other men in a micro-community for 48 hours. Through thousands of hours of sitting with men over decades we learned how to bring back to a group of men what it is to be a group of men.
Within each of us is the primordial need to be in a tribe. Here’s your chance to nourish that hunger to have men watching your back, holding you accountable to who want to be and possibly more than anything laugh those belly laughs that come from men who know and trust each other.
Discover more about the next Free to Win event. …come on, take the risk.
Photo by Yuri Samoilov