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Let It In with Guy Lawrence

Jul 12, 2022

#224 Throughout the years running our Live in Flow retreats and events, we’ve noticed that men often tend to shy away from anything remotely spiritual. Their reluctance is caused by a number of reasons: some see it as unmanly and associate it with weakness and passivity while others simply don’t think it will really work. As a result, a lot of men end up avoiding the very practices that could greatly enrich their professional and personal lives.

Men need some form of meditation and self-reflection in their lives just as much as women. Some studies have shown that they are affected by depression at the same rates as women, but they are far less likely to admit they have a problem, let alone seek help out of fear that the simple act of asking for help is an admission of weakness. Instead, they feel they should simply “man up” and soldier on. 

While it takes many forms, spirituality is ultimately about introspection and self-knowledge, and a greater awareness of who we are, what we love, and why we do the things we do. The answers to these questions are the key to succeeding in a world where men are increasingly afflicted by depression, anxiety, and a loss of purpose or meaning. It is in that spirit that Matt Omo and I did this episode to dive into some of the most common reasons men are skeptical of spirituality, and why they don’t need to be worried at all.

About Matt Omo: Matt Omo is a leader of the sound healing movement in Australia with over 15 years of experience working with a variety of sound healing techniques bridging cultures and traditions from around the world. The work and awareness around sound healing and its benefits are growing every day. Matt is developing new programs and products to meet this need and continue to support people in discovering the benefits of the healing power of sound.

Key Points Discussed: 

  • Man Up?? Spirituality & Masculinity| Guy & Matt Omo (00:00)
  • Gender and spirituality: How more men can connect to their hearts (00:40)
  • Understanding that the spiritual journey is all about acquiring greater knowledge about yourself ()04:07)
  • Bridging the gap for men to be able to embrace their feminine energy (12:18)
  • Moving away from being our own biggest critics based on how society expects us to be (16:54)
  • Why you must create healthy spacious moments and take time out to decompress  (20:52)
  • The power of surrender, being open, and following people who lead by example (22:40)
  • Growing by allowing yourself to be uncomfortable (26:50)


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