The sun. What a magnificent, life sustaining thing we get to circle. Have you ever thought of the sun as the representative for The Masculine? If you have, then you know where I'm coming from here. If you have not, allow me to explain.
The sun will always rise in the east, move through the south, then set in the west. The sun is always the same color, shape, and size. The sun provides energy for food to grow. The patterns of the sun does not change. Contrast this to the mysteries and fluidity of the moon and you begin to see how our days and nights beautifully represent the masculine and feminine in the natural world.
As it is in the natural world, so it is in all individuals. Each person has masculinity. This may show up as the way in which the muscles function and blood flows the same way day after day. It may show up as a person's drive, ambition, and ability to conquer daily tasks and smash goals. Masculinity may show up in more subtle ways too: genetic traits passed on from the biological father that help to make the person's blood, muscles, and ambition wholly unique to them.
I think that it's so perfect that Father's Day is always near the longest (sunniest) day of the year. It's not just a day to make sure dad has a new toy (although it certainly can be that). Let's look at Father's Day in conjunction with the summer solstice and take a moment for respect. Let's pay respect to the predictable, reliable, life-giving sun in the sky. Let's give respect to our strong bodies and minds. Let up high five each other for our unique ambition and ability to make remarkable things happen in the world. Let's respect the men among us as the human representatives of the glorious sun.
Yoga Teacher. Thinker of things.
Sometimes I just need to empty the contents of my brain into words.