Folks, it has finally happened. I read a lot of books. Some of them are very good. Practically, I used to buy them all and then I got hip to this little known gem called the library where I can read them for free. J Some books aren’t available at the library. However, some that are are so good that even after I’ve read them, I still had to purchase it to preserve my own copy. The book I am about to introduce is such a book. As a matter of fact, this book (though I have not completed it yet) is so significant that I plan to always have it close to my person to remind me of its many principles. Some of them I have read repeatedly and yet it seems as if I get something fresh each time.
MEMO TO MEN: If you are 100% the total man not lacking in any areas of understanding, disregard the rest of this post. Otherwise if you are like me working towards attaining total manhood get this book in your hands.
The book is called, “The Way of the Superior Man,” A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire. Written by, David Deida, it has spoken more to my core than any piece of literature I have come across. It speaks towards my life and purpose as it relates to a level of manhood I truly desire for myself. I have already recommended it to a good friend, and will give it out as gifts to other men. I cannot say I subscribe to every single principle in the book, (Everything will not apply to everyone.) I see the totality of the work as significant and vital to being the man I would admire and respect the most. It’s so challenging that some of it I just laughed at knowing it was right but that I was far from it. This work is a life changer. Once read all the rules change. I am hooked.
I am not sure how often I will do this- perhaps once a week I will share a challenge in the book and when applicable relate an example to my own life. If you are a man or a woman, feel free to comment on some of these principles. Tell us if you agree or not. When it speaks of things related to the interactions of women and men, a woman’s point of view is definitely welcome. More and more I am finding that women are hard to understand. Sometimes it seems impossible. But indeed it’s very possible to learn to manage a level of resonating and acceptance based on her gifts and ways of thinking. My whole educational process on the matter is being totally revamped. And I can see where I have been banging my head to no end.
Let’s start to review some principles tomorrow. After that I will decide how often and what days we can discuss the principles. In the meantime, as I said earlier I suggest picking up a copy whether through the library or your local bookstore. I warn you though – be ready to re-think some things. And regardless of how much you buy into personally, the wisdom in this book will not allow you to remain the same. Here’s to growth!