Men’s Circles: A Gathering of Men

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By Craig White

A Short Poetic Journey through Men’s Circles

The circle is prepared
A sense of sacredness prevails
Stillness, silence, potential, wisdom
A space fit for kings

The men start to arrive
One by one they sit in silence
Like jewels covered in dust
Light shining through darkness

The last man arrives
A jigsaw of immense wisdom is formed
A gaze between brothers occurs
The sealer is contained safely

The circle symbolizes wholeness and unity
A symbol of oneness, original perfection
Together we are stronger, wiser
As one, we can finally conquer demons

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We acknowledge our forefathers
The ones who went before us
For they carry our lineage as men
And we carry their souls

The circle is opened, the sharing begins
Men drop down from head to heart
Compassion dripping from each man
A doorway to a deep yearning

A circle of mirrors appears for each man
There is nowhere to hide
Each mirror a reflection back to the inside
Each mirror a gift from the Divine

An uncomfortable charge appears in my gut
What is this man reflecting back to me
Is it my dark side I don’t want others to see?
Is it my greatness I’ve been told to suppress?

My shadow is exposed and brought to the light
I can close, contract, run away, hide
But I decide to open, smile, acknowledge the gift
Immediately I am free, I can breathe, stillness returns

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We talk about the light, we talk about the dark
We talk about the past, we talk about our fears
We pour our hearts into the circle, into the magic
We free our souls for the benefit of others

We laugh, we cry, we sing, we are silent
Men cultivating authentic love for other men
What a wonderful sight, a wonderful blessing
A great event in a world of darkness

The circle naturally comes to an end
All men are complete
Each man leaves with a greater sense of wisdom
A greater sense of life

He turns away and leaves for his home
Each person he passes feels his compassion
A man full of love, a man full of light
A man who makes a difference
Craig is a Hridaya Yoga teacher and high-performance men’s coach. You can read more about him on his website. Check out another post on men’s circles here.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Wayne

    Beautiful brother, it resonates strongly with me as our paths cross more frequently. What lies ahead, more and more beauty and adventure.

  2. Mark

    Beautiful words my brother it gives me a feeling of safety and knowing I will be welcomed in Aug when we all circle up.looking forward to being part of this beautiful work xx

  3. Carl

    Thank you so very much !! As a Men’s Group Facilitator, I find these words resonate deeply & remind me of the sacred group that I embraced, whilst residing in Brisbane, Queensland – Australia. Great poem xx

  4. Jackson

    Thanks for sharing this great post. I am very happy to read this.

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