Where are all the men?

Where are all the men
courageous enough to reject their conditioning
and allow themselves to be vulnerable for real?

Our world needs us.

Where are all the men
humble enough to admit they’re wrong
without needing to make themselves right?

Our world needs us.

Where are all the men
whose hunger for freedom is stronger
than their fear of being judged?

Our world needs us.

Where are all the men
patient enough to listen
without having to fix whatever’s wrong?

Our world needs us.

Where are all the men
so warmed to their sensitivity
they see no value in being cold?

Our world needs us.

Where are all the men
who love women not just as equals,
but as goddesses and teachers and friends?

Our world needs us.

Where are all the men
who don’t need to possess,
whose rule is not to rule, but to let be?

Our world needs us.

Where are all the men
who refuse to link authenticity with weakness,
and are brave enough to share what’s true?

Our world needs us.

Where are all the men
committed to forgiveness,
no matter whom, no matter what, no matter how?

Our world needs us.

Where are all the men
confident enough to be gentle, and to cry,
and to let themselves feel everything?

Our world needs us.

Where are all the men
so relaxed in the fullness of their being
they have not one thing left to prove?

Our world needs us.

Where are all the men
desperate to give a new definition
for what it means to be a man?

Where are we?
Why aren’t we making more noise?

Where are those of us
willing to be strong for humanity,
to be champions of women,
to be opponents of war,
to be warriors for love?

Our world needs us.

Let’s announce ourselves,
beyond our fears and insecurities
and the expectations of a conditioned world.

Let’s announce ourselves,
for kindness and compassion and respect
and the vital good that comes with living from love.

Let’s announce ourselves,
because we have everything to gain by doing so
and too much to lose in our silence.

Let’s announce ourselves,
because our world needs us.
Now. Right now.

Where are all the men ready to love, for real?