The liminal or between phase is vital as it is the moment where the man is in pain and in a surrender stage. It is the moment where suffering, mystery, and paradox will do the lesson. Feelings of success and victory have no voice in here. The main teachers will be the unexpected.
It is the moment where a man comes to the realization that striving is an essential part of life. He, finally, learns that he is not in control, it is not about him and life is hard . In many cases, the symptoms of depression, anxiety, mid-life crisis, addiction, anger and crisis of limitations happens due to the resistance of letting go of what a man believes is the only truth in life. Once he let it go, the liminal phase starts. The stepping into the unknown is initiated.
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It is not an easy journey. That’s why it is important for men being connected with a men’s group, or some kind of 12 Steps Program, or Yoga group, or some group that provide him a space where he can feel supported and fully accepted, with no judgement, around others who are going, or who has gone through. Anthony C. explains that “if the liminal phase is not clearly understood, people will often feel at times that they were better off under their ‘old behaviour’. The map instills hope to persevere and try once again. It gives hope to construe their life again with a progress view, as opposed to regressing”.