Wild(Fire)Posted: October 15, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout | Tags: advice, blogging, Cake, compassion, cycling, exercise, Experience, family, fitness, freshly pressed, friends, gluten free, happiness, health, hipster, hope, Human sexual activity, Intimate relationship, kindness, life, love, lululemon, marathon, meditation, motivation, musings, natural, nature, Omaha, paleo, passion, perspective, pilates, running, Sexology, Sexual desire, Sexuality, simplicity, trail running, walking, whole foods, women, writing, yoga 5 Comments
Enlightenment is intimacy with all things-
I still get shocked by the hostility that sometimes comes flying at me when I write or talk about exploring intimacy, and more specifically how intimacy relates to wellness. To me: There is no delineation between the two.
These days, I am very careful about how to engage in conversations relating to intimacy and wellness, as I have come to realize that there is still a tremendous amount of taboo surrounding talking about our desire(s). It amazes me and stuns me every time I trip over another barrier that is keeping many of us in a place of uncomfortable innuendo rather than a place of delicious pleasure.
The only way that we can break these societal taboos is to talk about the things that can make some people uncomfortable. I choose to do so daily, and some folks may squirm. Although in the end, the barriers to our true spirit whither away and fall apart …
Am I actually talking about something radical here? I suppose it all hinges on the premise that pleasing others, is your pleasure? I implore you to think about this today, pretty please?
It should also be noted this post ties directly into the post F(low). If you don’t have an intimate relationship with Yoga – Trail Running – Whatever? Hmm something to consider …
For a society that is so oversexed in it’s music, movies and advertising, it is amazing to me how many people shun the word intimacy?! Like you point out, intimacy is not just about sexuality, just as pleasure and pleasing others isn’t just about sex either. Thanks for pointing this out!
This topic is deeply important to me, my only hope is to shed a little light on a topic so many shy away from. As always thank you for your kind thoughts and support. 🙂
Haha… you’re making me laugh… Laugh wildly, that is! 😉
Pleasing others is your pleasure. Very true…. we do even the noblest of things in this world because they give US pleasure. That noblest act makes us feel Happy and fulfilled. Such happiness and pleasure lasts longer than any other type of pleasure. 🙂
Thank you so very much for your kind thoughts, may your heart be filled with happiness and joy this morning – Take care. 🙂