Manhood & The Wilderness at Boulder Integral, Video Part 1

Via Jayson Gaddis
on Dec 10, 2008
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Awhile back I sat down with Ross Hostetter, Director of Boulder Integral, for a juicy dialogue about how the wilderness can be used as a vehicle for personal development and transformation. As founder of The Revolutionary Man, it’s my job to help men get in touch with what matters most.

I grew up in Utah and my folks always took me outside. When they couldn’t guide me, I hopped the neighbors’ fence and set out to explore the unknown territory of their “private” property. The neighbors had dozens of acres to explore, with cactus, cows, streams, horses, birds, spiders and all kinds of other crawly creatures. Much better than school.

This year will be my 12th year leading wilderness rites-of-passage trips with men. I’ve found that the unconditioned space of the wilderness is essential for men to recover our true nature and discover our purpose in life.

Explore the first dialogue between Ross and I here, and ask yourself, “What will it take for me to get in touch with the deepest truth within myself?” and “What tools in this culture help me realize who I am and what I’m here for?” Hope you enjoy. Let me know your thoughts in the Comments section, below—

The Wilderness (1/5) from Boulder Integral on Vimeo.


About Jayson Gaddis

Jayson Gaddis, host of The Smart Couple Podcast , relationship geek and host of the Smart Couple Podcast, is on a mission to teach people the one class they didn’t get in school--”How to do intimate relationships.” He was emotionally constipated for years before relationship failure forced him to master relationships. Now, he’s married to his amazing wife of 8 years and has two beautiful kids. When he doesn’t live and breathe this stuff with his family, he pretty much gets his ass handed to him. Jayson writes his own highly personal blog, and has also written for Integral Life, Digital Romance, The Jungle of Life, Primer Magazine, Recovering Yogi, The Good Men Project. You can find him here: Jayson Gaddis or sign up for a free training here if you are dealing with an emotionally unavailable man like Jayson used to be. You can also become a fan on Facebook here: Jayson Gaddis Fan Page.


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