The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida

  1. For the masculine, the purpose must come first before the relationship. The duty of the masculine is to move towards purpose. It’s not that relationships are unimportant, but without purpose, the masculine is absent in the relationship. (a passage from the book) “Your essential emotional tone — at ease in your deepest purpose or fearful in the ambiguity of your intent — becomes part of your children’s home.”
  2. The masculine grows from challenge, the feminine from support. If you have a masculine nature, don’t avoid criticism. embrace it and challenge yourself to be better. If you are with someone with a feminine nature, praise her (or him) and reflect back their higher qualities.
  3. The feminine is abundant and the masculine is empty. I mean the good kind of “empty”. The kind of empty that is still, non-reactive, and observant. The feminine wants to be seen and the masculine, by nature of being empty, is an observer and appreciator of the feminine.

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Antonius Tsai

Antonius Tsai

My work is in helping people connect to their greater selves and authentic purpose. (https://antoniustsai.com/)