Monday, May 17, 2010

Laying Down My Sword


I attended an amazing 2-day workshop last week here in Seattle (Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women), and I have to tell y'all, it totally changed my life. Like forever.

I have so much more to say about all of this, but I just don't have the words yet. So for now, I just want to say this out loud:

I've laid down my sword.

Not to mention myriad assortment of knives, whips, chains, railroad spikes, sharp tongue, sarcasm, bad attitude, hurt, disappointment, anger, rage, entitlement, etc.

What I've learned is that I cannot possibly have my hands (or my heart) OPEN to all the amazing things that men are (and they are wonderful), let alone be open to the all the amazing things that love can be, if I am clutching these razor-sharp-death-inducing-blades-of-steel.

Just sayin'.

Stay tuned.

9 comments:

Joan Stewart Smith said...

Sounds like an interesting seminar! LOVE the imagery of the sword.

Smiling, Beguiling said...

Joan, it was fascinating! The most moving part was the last day, we had a panel of men, and an entire room full of women were reduced to sobbing babies. They were SO puffed up by our adoration and respect, it was just darling to watch.

Alison's PAX workshops are all based in LA by the way. You have a much better chance of catching her there than we do up here. She's also on Dennis Prager's radio show.

Anyhoo. It was awesome. If I had a son, I'd want him to go with me. As it stands now, I get to learn some REALLY different behaviors that will positively affect how my daughter will react TO men, and be treated BY men. It's a beautiful thing.

HIP_M0M said...

I can't wait to learn more about this workshop. Looking for classes in LA now that you mentioned more details.

Smiling, Beguiling said...

Sondra, PAX is sooooo amazing. I think they do stuff in San Diego too! So be sure to check their website for upcoming class schedule.

:-)

amanda said...

How incredible!

SleeplessInSimi said...

Cannot wait to read more on this!

SleeplessInSimi said...

Cannot wait to read more on this!

amanda said...

How incredible!

HIP_M0M said...

I can't wait to learn more about this workshop. Looking for classes in LA now that you mentioned more details.