Everything… in moderation. That phrase could be one of the most sophisticated lies someone could tell to himself.
What is to be moderate?
Unfulfilled? Repressive? Afraid of going all the way?
Do we need someone’s definition on moderation?
How do you find out your own extreme without going through it?
It is important to see that living Life means to go through those extremes; for sooner or later they will be experienced. In the game of duality we go from one extreme to the other just to find out our balancing act, which is different from everyone else’s, that “zone” is harmonious for a particular time frame… and then; it changes again.
For example, human sexuality fits the above.
Human sexuality is not something easily definable for it means many things for many people.
The “black or white” position is: “Sex is bad” or “Sex is good.”
In that “black or white” position the experience is replaced by a human moral standard. Thus repression or addiction is supported in the mind of a person, and that belief will shape up his Life later on.
When one person is in balance, sexuality is a fulfilling part of BEING as an expression of joy, creativity, pleasure, love, wholesome well-being. When the person is not in balance, then there is a search to patch those items in our lives which are unfulfilled, with that which will give us a pleasurable moment away from our “reality.”
Do we see the 2 extremes? Now… what is in between?
Sex with yourself, sex with another, sex with many, sex with objects, imaginary sex… etc. Fill in the blank.
Every individual is unique because there are many different experiences which have added insight in that person through many life experiences. That is why, we have different views, different preferences, different ways to look at Life. Do we see why we cannot simply judge someone as “right or wrong”?
An individual goes through experiences while from the “outside and the inside” there is a qualification: “good, bad, immoral, sinful, divine…”
Do we realize that those experiences are only shaping that which we call the “I” to experience balance, if out of it; or imbalance… if in balance?
The level of consciousness of an individual will bring a different reality. We cannot access that “reality” by reading books, listening to classes by “holy” ones, or by pretending that we are there. It will happen when we are ready.
The sage said to his disciple:
“Breathe and let that breathing go to your first chakra. What do you feel?”
Disciple: “I feel a pleasurable sensation there.”
Sage: “ That is the way to breathe. That breathing brings pleasure so there is joy in every breath. When you connect that breathing with the Totality you are enjoying Life.”
However, pleasure may not be regarded as “good.” We may have been told that it is sinful, bad, evil and that man should not feel pleasure nor pain, so he is in balance….
Different states of consciousness. How do you know practically if you don’t go through the different experiences? How can you know if there is a feeling of guilt, shame and failure clouding your path?
How could we awaken if our inner world is made of strong beliefs and opinions, psychological pain and a broken heart?
When we realize and acknowledge “that” then the moving pendulum of duality, will begin to move to the other side…
It is not the “good” side or the “bad” side… just the other side.
Until Friday 16th! 🙂