The sense-driven mind is mostly preoccupied with material matters. This is like using a nuclear-powered submarine to go bass fishing. The mind is made for the depths. For the great silence, where our potential resides.
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Toward a healthy masculinity
Nothing devours energy like conflict. It’s a great gaping maw into which all goodness and potential disappear. Jesus said, “Resist nothing.” His ministry was a mere three years, from which we learn that a long life is not important and that peaceful men have inestimable power. They “mount up with wings as eagles; they run and are not wearied; they walk and do not faint.”
It doesn’t happen often—and most certainly not with me—but some of us are born fully formed, bursting with self-expression and absolutely ready to go. First, though, there’s infancy, the smallish necessity of being somebody’s kid.
In the same way that plants need soil to fulfill their potential, men need silence. Only silence can liberate us from the shallow masculine, from fix, compete, achieve, win. No silence, no growth.