A spirituality that offers a sacred path for the man to rediscover the nuances of their own line of life and redefine their lives according to the story of their hearts. This path can be named the spiritual male journey or male spirituality.
This journey is formed by three stages:
a) Achieving success;
b) Crisis or Midlife crisis with deeper questions;
c) Initiation in to the True Self.
The spiritual male journey starts with the man going away to prove himself successful. It is all about achieving, fixing, and proving himself worthy.
Do you want to learn more about male spirituality? The book,”The Superior Man”,will help you with that. In this review, i will take you through what the book is ,what it talks about ,its cost and finally my thoughts about the book.
Lets get started on this book review:
Name : The Way of the Superior Man
Author: David Deida
Price: Buy New: $ 12.88 Buy Used- Good $ 6.85
Best place to buy: www.amazon.com
Genre: Self Help Book
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date : February 1, 2017
What It Is
In The Way of the Superior Man, Deida explores the most important issues in men’s lives from career and family to women and intimacy to love and spirituality to offer a practical guidebook for living a masculine life of integrity, authenticity, and freedom.
Join this bestselling author and internationally renowned expert on sexual spirituality for straightforward advice, empowering skills, body practices, and more to help you realize a life of fulfillment, immediately and without compromise.
David Deida (born March 18, 1958) is an American author who writes about the sexual and spiritual relationship between men and women. He is really experienced in this field.
His ten books have been published in 25 languages. He conducts spiritual growth and intimacy workshops and is one of the many founding associates at the Integral Institute .
He has conducted research and taught classes at the University of California at Santa Cruz ,
Lexington Institute in Boston, San Jose State University and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.
He is the author of numerous essays, articles, and books on human spirituality including The Way of the Superior Man , Finding God Through Sex , and
Blue Truth and the autobiographical novel Wild Nights . With his experience you can trust him to deliver a good book.
What The Book Talks About
Austerity means to eliminate the comforts and cushions in your life that you have learned to snuggle into and lose wakefulness.
Take away anything that dulls your edge. No newspapers or magazines. No TV. No candy, cookies, or sweets. No sex. No cuddling. No reading of anything at all while you eat or sit on the toilet. Reduce working time to a necessary minimum. No movies. No conversation that isn’t about truth, love, or the divine.
If you take on these disciplines for a few weeks, as well as any other disciplines that may particularly cut through your unique habits of dullness, then your life will be stripped of routine distraction.
All that will be left is the edge you have been avoiding by means of your daily routine. You will have to face the basic discomfort and dissatisfaction that is the hidden texture of your life. You will be alive with the challenge of living your truth, rather than hiding form it.
Unadorned suffering is the bedmate of masculine growth. Only by staying intimate with your personal suffering can you feel through it to its source. By putting all your attention into work, TV, sex, and reading, your suffering remains unpenetrated, and the source remains hidden.
Your life becomes structured entirely by your favorite means of sidestepping the suffering you rarely allow yourself to feel. And when you do touch the surface of your suffering, perhaps in the form of boredom, you quickly pick up a magazine or the remote control.
Instead, feel your suffering, rest with it, embrace it, make love with it. Feel your suffering so deeply and thoroughly that you penetrate it, and realize its fearful foundation.
Almost everything you do, you do because you are afraid to die. And yet dying is exactly what you are doing, from the moment you are born. Two hours of absorption in a good Super Bowl telecast may distract you temporarily, but the fact remains. You were born as a sacrifice.
And you can either participate in the sacrifice, dissolving in the giving of your gift, or you can resist it, which is your suffering.
By eliminating the safety net of comforts in your life, you have the opportunity to free fall in this moment between birth and death, right through the hole of your fear, into the unthreatenable openness which is the source of your gifts. The superior man lives as this spontaneous sacrifice of love.
Every moment waited is a moment wasted
Your woman knows your weaknesses better than anybody. She knows where you will falter and give up. She knows the degree of mediocrity you will settle for.
And, she knows your true capacity as a full man, a man of free consciousness and love. Her gift, if she is a good woman, is to test you with her darkest moods, over and over and over, until your consciousness is unperturbed by feminine challenge, and you are able to pervade her with your love, just as you are here to pervade the world. In response to your fearless consciousness, she will drench your world in love and light.
The most loving women are the women who will test you the most. She wants you to be your fullest, most magnificent self. She won’t settle for anything less.
She knows it is true of you. She knows in your deepest heart you are free, you are Shiva. Anything less than that she will torment. And, as you know, she’s quite good at it.
Men who have lived significant lives are men who never waited: not for money, security, ease, or women. Feel what you want to give most as a gift, to your woman and to the world, and do what you can to give it today. Every moment waited is a moment wasted, and each wasted moment degrades your clarity of purpose.
The way a man penetrates the world should be the same way he penetrates his woman: not merely for personal gain or pleasure, but to magnify love, openness, and depth.
You are only punishing yourself when you want to be in a relationship with a woman more than she wants to be a in a relationship with you.
This book will cost you this much according to amazon.
Buy New $ 12.88
Buy Used – Good $ 6.85
You can purchase the book on other platforms.
I think this is an excellent book with great insights on women and children’s issue with trust when they have been betrayed. Helps men to see the perspective of those they love, who want to stay but feel torn.
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