What we're about
We're a men's group, meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, that explores what it's like to be authentically who we really are - likable or not, risk vulnerability, look into the mirror to see how we get in our own way, and own what we genuinely desire.
Typical questions a man might ask himself on his path are:
· what’s the truth behind saying I’ll do something, then doing something else?
· what’s the truth behind my reactivity?
· what’s the truth behind my actions not matching my heart?
· what’s the truth behind repeating patterns of behavior that don’t serve me?
· what’s the truth behind serving nothing truly important to me?
Our men are open to challenge themselves, and lovingly be challenged, in this way. Through exploring what is not working in depth, a man can connect to more authentic ground of his being, and potentially become a more engaged, vital participant in his own life.
Revealing truth about beliefs, emotions, behaviors, judgments and patterns takes risking and trust. Each meeting, we create the safe, strictly confidential, judgment-free, no advice-giving container necessary, to hold all it is that men have happening in their lives.
Accountability, honesty, shadow, integrity, anger-aggression, shame-toxic shame, sexuality, developmental edge, responsibility, soul’s purpose, responsibility, life mission, sexual shadow, and other subjects may arise.
Why a group? We go further in a group than when alone. (“A hunting party sometimes has a greater chance of flushing Love and God into the open, than a warrior all alone.”- Hafiz). It’s also a great place to get the honest, authentic feedback we need to understand how we impact others.
Our roots go back to 2007, the Mankind Project’s (MKP) New Warrior Training Adventure (NWTA) (https://mankindproject.org (https://mankindproject.org/) and http://mankindproject.org/new-warrior-training-adventure/ ), and the Hero's Journey Foundation’s Men’s Journey (https://herosjourneyfoundation.org (https://herosjourneyfoundation.org/) and https://herosjourneyfoundation.org/journey/the-mens-journey/ ). Our group is open to any man of good will.
We’re not a therapy group, advocacy group, religious group, anti-religious group, social group, MLM group, or a resource for someone’s ego drive to out-compete, beat, dominate, or “win” some illusory game of life. We follow no guru or charismatic leader. We are men committed to supporting what needs to be healed, getting clear about what is vital and meaningful for us, and putting ourselves on a path of a more authentic and true life.
We welcome all of who you are.
Organizer, Men’s Circle for Authentic & Truthful Living,
aka Atlanta Men’s Circle