I’d like to introduce a book which may change your views on Masculine & Feminine Energies. ‘The Way of the Superior Man’ by David Deida. Known for challenging traditional notions, Deida encourages readers to explore new ways of thinking and living.
Why have I chosen this book?
An essential read. It can even save your relationship. Once we understand what is meant by Masculine and Feminine Energies that each of us, regardless of our gender possesses, we can apply tools that help us balance those energies and promote self-growth and fulfilled relationships.
What are the book’s key takeaways?
The Book explores and provides tools which address:
- The principles of Masculine and Feminine Energies,
- The role and importance of a clear sense of purpose and mission in a man’s life,
- Boundaries and stepping out of one's comfort zone to grow and evolve,
- Tools to help men share their desires, thoughts and emotions authentically and honestly whilst also respecting their partner’s.
- Spiritual growth
Who is the author?
David Deida is a renowned American author and teacher known for his work in the fields of spirituality, masculinity, and relationships. His unique blend of Eastern spirituality, psychology, and practical wisdom has made him a sought-after speaker and writer in these areas.
How relevant is it for Clients?
Highly relevant on many levels. The book will give you insight on improving romantic relationship, as well as understanding your life purpose. It will give you tips to navigate life challenges.
Regardless of your gender you will benefit from Deida's teachings on balancing masculine and feminine energies within oneself. Deida’s insights on harnessing sexual energy and deepening intimacy with a partner can be particularly relevant and helpful for people looking to take their intimate relationship to a higher level of fulfilment.
However, it’s essential to keep an open mind and critical thinking, as some aspects of his philosophy may not resonate with everyone. It may require that you interpret and adapt to fit your own individual beliefs and values.
The first time I came across this book in a Counselling Course at least 15 years ago, I felt validated in the duality I felt in myself. Having been brought up in a family where I learnt from my mother to exhibit masculine energy (albeit in an extremely feminine outlook), I soon realised that if I wanted to have a happy relationship and ‘call in the masculine energy’ in my partner, I also needed to ‘show up’ in my ‘feminine energy’. Sometimes, I get caught up in my familiar ‘go to’ masculine energy, and I work hard at balancing my acts for my personal growth and the sake of my relationship.
The Way of the Superior Man offers a unique perspective on masculinity, relationships, and personal growth. It challenges conventional notions and provides a framework for men to lead more fulfilling lives.
I usually recommend this book to couples I’m privileged to work with. It is a great benchmark for discussing Masculine and Feminine Energies and the importance of balance.
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