Positive masculine energy refers to the qualities and traits commonly associated with masculinity that are constructive, empowering, and beneficial to oneself and others. Although these qualities are not exclusive to men; all men who maximize their human potential should embody these qualities. Here are some characteristics often associated with positive masculine energy:
1. Strength - Physical, emotional, and mental resilience, as well as the ability to provide support and protection to others.
2. Courage - The willingness to take risks, face challenges, and overcome fears.
The ability to express oneself confidently, set boundaries, and stand up for one's beliefs.
4. Responsibility - Taking ownership of one's actions, being accountable, and fulfilling commitments.
5. Leadership - Inspiring and guiding others, promoting cooperation and collaboration, and fostering positive change.
6. Emotional Intelligence - The capacity to understand and manage one's emotions, as well as empathize with others.
7. Integrity - Acting with honesty, authenticity, and ethical principles.
8. Compassion - Showing empathy, kindness, and care towards others.
9. Self-development - Striving for personal growth, continuous learning, and self-improvement.
10. Connection - Building healthy relationships, nurturing a sense of community, and fostering inclusivity.
To use positive masculine energy, it's essential to cultivate these ten qualities within oneself and apply them in various aspects of life. It is not easy for most to cultivate all of these but here are some ways to do that:
1. Self-reflection: Take time to understand your values, strengths, and areas for growth. Reflect on your behaviors and beliefs. Reflect on your experiences such as recent events, interactions and analyze your reactions, emotions and behaviors to ensure they align with positive masculine traits. Identify areas for growth based on your self-reflection and where you would like to improve or change.
2. Emotional awareness: Develop emotional intelligence by recognizing and understanding your emotions. Pay attention to bodily sensations and notice how different emotions make you feel. Expand your emotional vocabulary to practice healthy emotional expression and learn to manage stress and frustration effectively.
3. Communication: Communicate assertively and honestly while also listening actively to others. Express your needs, thoughts, and feelings calmly and respectfully, which should promote an open and constructive dialogue. Do not try to dominate the conversation and keep it brief to allow proper feedback.
4. Relationships: Build strong, supportive relationships based on trust, respect, and equality. Understand that equality does not mean "the same". Engage in active listening, offer support to others, and foster healthy connections.
5. Personal growth: Continuously seek opportunities for self-improvement and learning. Set goals, challenge yourself, and embrace new experiences that promote growth and development. The Humanistic Temple of Alkebulan church promotes maximizing greatest human potential. It starts with each individual.
6. Responsibility and accountability: Take responsibility for your actions and choices. Hold yourself accountable for the impact you have on others and strive to make positive contributions.
7. Leadership: Leadership is the ability to guide, influence, or direct a group of individuals or an organization towards achieving a goal or vision. Embrace leadership roles and opportunities, when possible, to positively influence those around you. Lead by example, empower others, and promote collaboration and teamwork.
8. Compassion and empathy: Practice kindness and empathy towards others. Seek to understand different perspectives and show compassion in your interactions. Temple Code #20 states, "I will have sympathy and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of all living beings".
9. Self-care: Prioritize your well-being by taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional health. Engage in activities that bring you joy, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Click for more on self-care.
10. Positive role modeling: Be a positive role model for others, especially younger generations. Demonstrate the qualities of positive masculine energy through your actions and behaviors. Temple Code #17 Honor requires members to conduct oneself in a manner deserving of respect or high regard.
Important to note, positive masculine energy is not about dominance or superiority over others. It is about harnessing these qualities to create a positive impact, build healthy relationships, and contribute to a more inclusive and compassionate society.