Sometimes I find myself as cynical and bored with this particular time in the history of our world and I fantasize that there are much more interesting times in history that illustrate the theme of hero's or champions, men who created their lives from their hearts for the good of all not just themselves. Where are the Robin Hoods of our day? Well I have been reminded of this theme by 2 men in my life and I am feeling much more encouraged that there are men who can reach deep into their hearts and find the strength in feeling their way through the darkness and the wild places that live inside. The first man who inspires me is someone who has consistently put others first and taken care of his family sacrificing his life for theirs and even his heart at one time. He keeps going and never gives up and keeps finding new ways to help those who are in need of his strength and ingenuity. He never stops dreaming big and holding onto and developing ideas that encompass helping those who need help. And while I know this is one example it is because of this example that I can see that their are still Champions in this world. The world that I often denigrate as un-evolved and full of self serving autocrats who break down the forward motion of heart centered living. The Donald Trump's of our current historic genre who are full of all that I see that is wrong with men of today. So my heart is so thankful for this man I know who illustrates the exact opposite of this very sick mentality. Today I have hope that there are champions who can show my son that being a man is not just putting one foot in front of the other in mindless drudgery but digging deep into his heart and finding that rich decomposed soil from the heartache and mistakes he has made that lives in his soul to plant the perfect seeds for his future. I hope that my son will get to know this man so he may see what is possible in this world of ever changing and technological focus where social media is the connection we make with each other. Where the lives of animated characters play a bigger part in the children's lives rather than real people. They find their hero's and the villain's in a world that is not real but becoming their reality. The lost boys who do not see the real men who live and create their own reality and make a difference in the world. The world is a much richer place now and even though my son has lost a much loved mentor, another champion, who showed him a world of nature and the beauty of humor and the men that were supposed to be role models have shown him only broken and dysfunctional coping mechanisms I see that he can find good men who show up in their lives and the lives of others and bring their broken dreams to life. My brother is the second man who inspires me and he has heard the call of his soul and has become an amazing artist, (the images at the beginning of this blog are 2 examples of his amazing art). He is a man who sees life as an endless canvas of potential with color. He shows his heart and the pain of life with his art and has healed the wounds that lived in his soul. With his art he speaks to the world and tells us a story of life and the reflections of his world. These men are the hero's of our times, the men that can transcend the mundane and bring amazing to the table of life. Now I can see that my son can be a whole and complete man in spite of the difficulties his biology brings to his experience. He can transcend the theme of addiction and depression and become who he wants to be and who he is meant to be. Life is a little lighter today and I have hope for my 20 yr. old son that he will find a way to be a good man who is heart centered and not self serving or self degrading. This woman, this mama is hopeful again that her one reason for living for the last 20 years will find a way to live a life worthy of his amazing heart even in spite of the difficulties he has to overcome and may continue to encounter in the future. Tears that fall are the tears of relief that he does not need to follow in the footsteps of others who came before him who did not open their hearts but closed them off with addiction and anger. He can trust and feel and bring his brilliance to the world; he can find the strength to be who he is meant to be. So with a thankful heart to these men I know who are the examples of the type of man I would like my son to become. The warrior's who keep fighting to keep their hearts wide open to their own needs and that of their world and those in it. They are being the change they want to see in the world.
With a heart full of thanks to Wallace and Andrew for being strong men!!
To find out more about Wallace's art go to wallaceisart.com
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