Manifesting Positivity for the Uplift of All of Humanity

5. Balance within himself

There are many men who seek to shade their insecurities with the shroud of bravado.  I too have done such a foolish thing.

It is often the case that those who do not see their own strength feel a deep sense of inadequacy.  In such cases they may seek to make up for their perceived inadequacy through bravado, through the exaggeration of their strengths.  Understand that true manhood is a condition in which a man shares a balance within himself.  He finds no need to exaggerate.  He finds no need to make himself appear to be greater than he is.

During those circumstances in which it is wiser for him to be greater, he adapts according to need.  But in being greater there is no need for him to exaggerate; for he is merely displaying to the world what he has always been.  During those circumstances in which it is wiser for him to be lesser, there is no need for him to depreciate himself; for he is merely displaying to the world what is necessary to maintain modesty, humility, and propriety.  In this way he maintains his balance and participates in creating an outcome that is to the benefit of all involved.

(Excerpt from my book “Writings for the Fathers of the World of Tomorrow” Page 24)

This book will be available in hard copy in October of 2011.

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One response

  1. Omar

    This is so en pointe and a lesson that I have surely been learning. I began by simply noticing how I feel within myself, beneath the reaction of my ego, when I exaggerate beyond my means. By doing this I can see all too clearly how futile and even destructive this attitude can be.

    You speak of there being no need for a man to depreciate himself when it is wiser to be humble and that is a rewarding approach for all parties in any interaction, including the man himself. Conversely, I would say that he only depreciates himself when he attempts to compensate for his perceived inadequacy as this is ultimately an act of self-rejection.

    September 18, 2011 at 9:51 pm

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