My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Of course, it’s also directly connected to our fundamental instinct to survive. Sexual pleasure has traditionally been deemed a sin, by those who would control us - a perfect choice since it is so ubiquitous.
In addition to the need or want involved, in making love there is also the impulse to give pleasure to the other and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure. Sex appeal alone is therefore a poor basis for a happy relationship; sex only really comes alive when there is a marriage of souls, when pleasure is given and shared as part of a greater sharing, a complete openness.
Damien Carrion said, “Sexuality is completely natural, however mainstream culture and society have falsely turned it into something considered to be controversial and perverse. We should not ever condemn, fear or distort any of the beautiful and sacred properties of Nature.”
Follow the road mapped out by your heart. As George Michael said, “You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart.”
Simone de Beauvoir said, “In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal is to be capable of loving a woman or a man - either, a human being - without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.”
“Life is only complete when your loved ones know you. When they know your true feelings, when they know who and how you love. Life is simple when your secret is gone. Gone is the pain that lurks in the stomach at work, the pain from avoiding questions, and at last the pain from hiding such a deep secret,” says Robbie Rogers.
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
As with anything in life, I think the more we come to know who we are, the more we know who or what fits us. Certainly not everyone will attract or match us sexually - sometimes you can have a great lover, but he or she may be unsuitable for you emotionally, or lack other qualities you need and desire. Or, someone can be unattractive to us physically, but have many other qualities we appreciate. Continues...
For the body-mind's natural sexual response to function correctly, a relaxed state is necessary. The solution is better and more open communication between the couple, to let each other know how they are feeling and to have a mutual acceptance of the other without blame or recrimination. After all, that is what a loving relationship is about, and sex as an expression of love is far more exciting. Continues...
The sexual force can be daunting, destructive, and at times overwhelming. Even God was concerned about this one, and delivered the sixth commandment: Thou shalt not commit adultery. The sexual force is relentlessly requesting release into this dimension. The power and grace of the awakened potential is also seeking to enter our world. An awakened choice separates whether you align your destiny with the former or the latter. Continues...
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