The Tender Warrior Archetype
A blog about mindful living and redefining what it means to be man
We are unknowingly taught to fear the world at a young age when our parents place their own fears on their children’s shoulders. Whether unconsciously or not, we grow up believing these fears that weren’t ours. What were you told to be afraid of as a kid that haunted you?
Ben Driskell, LMT is a massage therapist practicing in greater Pensacola, FL area. Besides being a “muscle whisperer”, he greatly enjoys writing about issues related to healthy masculinity, mindful living and sacred intimacy. He hopes to aid men in embracing a lifestyle that is authentic to them and not what society says they should be.
Most men I interact with would rather do just about anything than process their feels, and many women aren’t all that great at it either.
It occurred to me that it can be intimidating or even downright scary to pull back and look at giant emotion swirling in the body and I had this thought – WE WOULDN’T BE SCARED IF WE KNEW WE COULD BREATHE UNDERWATER.
You’re not weak if you’re sensitive. It’s your superpower. Empaths are like canaries in a coal mine; your reactions signal something is off… maybe even gravely wrong.
But it’s still YOUR job not to let the toxic haze overtake you and create a replica of the virus within you that you then unconsciously transmit to those around you, thinking you have no control over the situation.
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