Category: 4) The Pull

Spirituality and sexuality

Spirituality & Sexuality: What’s the Connection?

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The two seemingly unrelated topics of spirituality and sexuality have more in common than meets the eye. To get started on the right foot, let’s briefly untangle spirituality from religion. Boiling it down to simple terms, in religion we believe God is outside of us, and we go somewhere—to a church, a temple, or a shrine—to find God. Often, someone…

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SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

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When two people interact who are on different levels of spiritual development, the more highly developed one is responsible for the relationship. Moreover, the more highly developed one is responsible for searching the depths of the interaction for the cause of any friction. The less developed one often isn’t capable of such a search, being stuck in the state of…

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PLEASURE OR PAIN: Which is Our Destiny?

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We are fighting against our own best interest on this. The more we resist the pull towards union, the more we fear we’ll never get it—and the ensuing tension makes us incapable of hanging out in the frustration caused by our own cross-currents. Little by little, we need to remove these blocks that tie us up in knots. The destiny…

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BAD HABITS

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If we abandon our poor substitutes for pleasure, isn’t it possible that we’ll have no pleasure at all?…In truth, as long as we’re convinced that our substitutes are all the pleasure there is, we’re not able to believe pleasure is for real. Living a decent life implies living a life of sacrifice. Yuck… But we’ve got this all wrong, because…

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BLAME

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The bottom line is this: no matter what the other does wrong, if we are disturbed by it, there is something in ourselves that we overlook… The blame game is so ubiquitous, we often don’t realize we’re playing it, essentially telling the world, “You are doing it to me,” or “You’re making me feel this way”…One person blames another, one…

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