WisdomGuides.org is an independent not-for-profit group, dedicated to helping men realize their gifts and talents, so they can
serve the world and lead a life that matters. We are completely self-funded and provide our services on a pro bono basis.
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WisdomGuides offers once-in-a-lifetime personal development opportunities for MEN of all ages, regardless of race, ethnic background, or economic circumstances. WisdomGuides creates dialogue with different constituencies to help make men stronger and build better communities.
WisdomGuides© began as a way for us to engage men at a deeper level about what it means to be a son, a brother, a husband, a father, and a friend; and to challenge men to become better for the benefit of their families, themselves and their communities. With our passion for the outdoors, we initially conceived of a model that would blend nature outings with learning encounters back in the city. Along the way we discovered that not everyone is attracted to dusty mountain trails and mosquito ridden tents. So, while nature continues to animate our vision, we meet people right where they are—in the town where they live, at the office where they work, or in the church where they worship. Not all our work is with men; we team up with women's groups, corporations, academia and community organizations, as well.
We connect with men at all points along the trail. We listen to their stories and we partner with them as they write new chapters in their lives. We travel with an angry martial arts master, as he learns humility and finds his joy in service to others. We walk with a CEO, who takes a radical new approach to conflicts at home and rediscovers what it means to have a happy marriage. We create opportunity for a fatherless African American to gain actionable insight in the compassionate words of an older white man. Irrespective of what differences we may have, we all share something in common. It's called "the human experience." This is where WisdomGuides© works—in the fertile soil of the masculine soul. It is here that we seek wisdom . . . together.
"We have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; and where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world."
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