The Way Of The Superior Man By David Deida is the best men’s book ever written. Bold statement?
You’re damn right it is. But it’s also true.
If my house caught fire and all my books became ashes, I would cry over this book, wipe my tears, then head over to Amazon and order five more copies.
And, if I were to spawn a son, I would gift him this book as he transitioned into manhood. “Here ya go son, now that you’re becoming a man, it’s time you’ve read Deida.”
Did I mention this is the best men’s book ever written?
Whenever I feel lost, unsure of myself, or distracted by fear, this is the book I go back to. And it always brings me back.
Although this book has many, many lessons, I’ve picked out three that have had a lasting impact on my life; I’m confident they will help you live a better, more purposeful life.
3 Life Changing Ideas From The Way Of The Superior Man by David Deida
1. Discover Your Purpose, Now
How do you figure out your purpose? You have to get in touch with that which doesn’t change: source consciousness. You do this by getting lost, being still. Go to the woods, be alone, without distraction. Do this for several days until it comes to you.
Your ability to navigate life depends on having a purpose. Without one, your life will feel empty.
2. Lean Just Beyond Your Edge
In any given moment, a man’s growth is optimized if he leans just beyond his edge, his capacity, his fear. He should lean just slightly beyond the edge of fear and discomfort. Constantly. In everything he does. – David Deida
You are defined by what you fear. Lean into it. Figure out what you are afraid of, then embrace it. Fear is your friend, it gives you insight into what you must do. Know it, then stand confidently in the space of unknowingness.
3. Do It For 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 – David Deida
Give it all. The world wants your gift. This means embracing your edge and “penetrating” the world.” Ravish the world. Fuck it to smithereens. Go all the way. Know your fear, stand on the edge of uncertainty, and give with an open heart.
Go All The Way
Your basic motivation as a masculine man is to be released from constraint into freedom. This means facing death, crushing goals, and giving your deepest gifts.
The Way Of The Superior Man by David Deida will kick you in the ass when you forget.
Penetrate the world with your gifts, through love.
No more bullshit. No more prodding and poking. Go deep. Go all the way.
Fuck it all to smithereens or don’t even bother.
And if you ever find yourself coasting or succumbing to fear, go back to this book– It’ll bring you back.
P.S. Grab the book Here. If you’ve read it, let me know how it’s impacted your life in the comments below.
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