5 Great Quotes on Masculine Energy
by David Deida
The world we live in is changing more and more each day, and as many people see their close relationships suffer, thankfully, it doesn’t have to be this way.
David Deida, author of “The Way of the Superior Man,” among other books, believes that many miscommunications these days stem from the differences between men and women.
He posits the idea of masculine energy and feminine energy, both of which are crucial for healthy relationships… so, without further ado, here are his own words on these things.
1. The Feminine Testing Masculine Energy
Many people have trouble understanding what masculine energy is, but in essence, it’s the great Yang – the masculine force of the universe.
Here’s what David has to say about this:
“Your woman knows your weaknesses better than anybody. She knows where you will falter and give up. She knows the degree of mediocrity you will settle for. And, she knows your true capacity as a full man, a man of free consciousness and love. Her gift, if she is a good woman, is to test you with her darkest moods, over and over and over, until your consciousness is unperturbed by feminine challenge, and you are able to pervade her with your love, just as you are here to pervade the world. In response to your fearless consciousness, she will drench your world in love and light.”
A woman will often test your masculine energy by seeing if you will waver or not. This is to see if you are a true, authentic man, who will stay true to his purpose.
2. The Man’s Purpose
It’s no secret that many modern men feel lost in the world. With a terrible opiate crisis sweeping the nation, it’s clear that most modern men feel a lack of purpose.
David, however, says the following on this:
“Every man knows that his highest purpose in life cannot be reduced to any particular relationship. If a man prioritizes his relationship over his highest purpose, he weakens himself, disserves the universe, and cheats his woman of an authentic man who can offer his full, undivided presence.”
It is a man’s duty to understand his purpose, and when he does this, he will radiate love to everyone around him. Men are solution-oriented creatures; we require a purpose.
3. The Divine Feminine
Many men can’t understand women, but once you understand a woman’s deeper nature, it becomes easy to spark attraction and long-lasting love.
Here’s what David Deida says about this:
“The most erotic moment for a woman is feeling that you are Shiva, the divine masculine: unperturbable, totally loving, fully present, and all-pervading. She cannot move you, because you already are what you are, with or without her. She cannot scare you away, because you already penetrate her in fearless love, pervading her heart and body. She cannot distract you, because your one-pointed commitment to truth will not bend to her wiles. Feeling this hugeness of love and freedom in you, she can trust you, utterly, and surrender her testing in celebration of love.”
The heart of man is to be brave,even in the face of death. The heart of man is to withstand the feminine tests of time, and let his true masculine energy shine through to the light.
4. Acting in the World
Upon discovering spirituality, many men don’t know how to engage with the world anymore. They feel that it’s not what they thought it was – and they become lost.
David suggests, however, that a man must penetrate the world with his love:
“The way a man penetrates the world should be the same way he penetrates his woman: not merely for personal gain or pleasure, but to magnify love, openness, and depth.”
When you realize that, as a man, your greatest joys will come from penetrating the world deeply, and magnifying the love that you give it, your life will all fall into place.
5. David on Fear
Fear is a part of the human condition. In fact, fear and anxiety are probably the most common emotions that human beings experience nowadays. All of life experiences these things.
Here’s what Mr. Deida says about fear:
“Your fear is the sharpest definition of yourself. You should know it. You should feel it virtually constantly. Fear needs to become your friend, so that you are no longer uncomfortable with it.”
Fear, paradoxically enough, should become your new comfort zone. You’re only growing when you’re doing things you’re afraid of, and in the famous words of Joseph Campbell: “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek.”