In my last article, I briefly addressed the drive to conquer that masculine men often feel. I have received quite a bit of interest in this perspective; most coming from a place of being intrigued to know more, plus a few who misinterpret it to mean conquering a woman. With exception, I do not believe that women want to be conquered or dominated… But we do often take great pleasure in bearing witness to a man’s path to self-mastery through dominating his own life and conquering challenges even when we might be one of those challenges. It is how we ascertain the strength of a man. While we don’t seek perfection, in seeking out that perfect match for us (most of us are evolved enough to realize that the knight on the white horse is a dangerous myth), we are captivated by a man who can show his vitality, endurance and mastery – in some aspect of life. We often feel freer to open to a man when we have evidence that he has the power within him to protect the softest, most vulnerable parts of us. We are more willing to soften to him and to let him into the most vulnerable depths of our heart, body and soul when we feel the full presence of his capable masculine energy. We are more ready to give the best of our self when we have some indication that we can trust that our best will be received with a man’s own self-confidence that he can handle it with the care and reverence that it requires. We are more willing to receive his mastery when we are given access to the experience of the meaningful impact he can have in his own world.
So all you masculine, manly MEN, don’t be afraid to conquer the world – your world, not ours ;)… And women when you witness the perpetual unfurling of his greatness as he reveals his brand of power to you, be open to allowing him the space to achieve his maximum potential – there is where you will find his ultimate gifts to you.