The Buddha Archetype: Confronting the Masculine Fear of Vulnerability

If you ask most men what they would hate to be seen as, I think you’ll get the same answer overwhelmingly: men don’t want to be perceived as weak. However, if we examine the meaning of weakness through the lens of the warrior archetype of The Buddha, we can better understand that perhaps true courage refers not to the outward bravery of external confrontation, but rather an open willingness to confront our own vulnerability.