I’m Ryan Randolph (my pen name, that is). I’m 29 and live in Los Angeles, California. I’ve created this blog to be a resource for men as they face life’s challenges and grow spirituality.
Frankly, I don’t know how I ended up here, writing a spiritual blog for men. Had you told me a few years ago that this is what I’d be doing, I would have laughed or shrugged it off as unlikely.
Yet somehow, that ever present and subtle voice inside keeps nudging me along this path. Start a blog…join this online forum…work with this energy healer…write this ebook….talk to this teacher…and so on.
Hundreds of small, and seemingly unimportant, decisions culminating into a powerful momentous shift, so much so that I didn’t even realize how far I had come until I looked back.
As I learned to surrender more and more to this inner guidance, I began to realize my purpose in all of it.
I have come to be of service; to utilize my unique gifts of a clear writing style along with a birds eye view perspective and a knack for blending many different ideas into one big cohesive theory.
Some heal others with their hands; others with their presence.
I intend to heal with my words; to re-contextualize the challenges men face daily in such a way that a healing takes place within the mind.
In this way, they may more easily access the truth within their own spirit, and allow it to trickle down to every aspect of their life; empowering their thought, word, and action.
Why the name Yang Town?
Yang comes from Yin/Yang, as understood in Chinese Taoism.
Yin and yang is a simple way to describe two opposing forces that make up everything that exists. Yang is expansive, hot, light, fire and so on, whereas yin is contractive, cool, dark, and water.
In the context of relationships yang is the leader, masculine, and purpose driven whereas yin is the follower, feminine, and full of loving radiance. Every person has both yin (feminine) and yang (masculine) within them, yet they have only one core energy which is like their “default” state.
Most women are born with feminine core and most men are born with a masculine core. When a man has integrated both his masculine and feminine sides, his energy flows through him easily and naturally.
In the old days, men faced challenges such as going off to war to battle enemies, constant starvation or disease, and dealing with corrupt rulers. Men needed to be big, strong, and fearless.
In today’s information age of knowledge workers and all the comforts of technology, it seems like these type of men are no longer needed. The challenges men face today have transformed in such a way that most guys don’t even see them as such.
The strength they need is no longer an outer-physical one, but rather something else….
A new paradigm for what it means to be a man. What I describe as the Yang Man.
A Yang Man has integrated both his yin side (feminine) and his yang side (masculine), yet he lives primarily in his masculine because this state relaxes him and energizes him.
He leads physically, mentally, and emotionally.
He answers to an inner code of honor: his standards of integrity. His life’s purpose is directed, whole-heartedly, by his mission. All else is secondary.
His heart is open wide, unwaveringly connected to universal energy. His love for others mirrors his own high self-love. His emotional state is rooted like an oak tree; unresponsive to others’ victim hood or outbursts.
He leads by the power of example, rather than the force of ego. He knows what one has pales in comparison to who one is.
So this blog is like a temple for those men who set off on the path of becoming Yang Men to come to learn, discuss, and discover.
The first step of this journey is to become grounded and get a handle on one’s own sexual drives and desires; since this is the foundation for the higher levels of integrity, power, and love.
So I’ve created a free eBook summarizing the most powerful ideas and techniques that I’ve learned from studying Chinese Taoism, Spirituality, and the Dating & Seduction community.
Read more here: How to Revive Your Sex Drive using The Deer Exercise
Interested in the Creation of Yang Town? View the Making of Video: