Posted by: jruthkelly | June 17, 2009

Come Again?

Pun intended? Maybe…

“It will by now be clear that a truly natural sexuality is by no means a spontaneity in the sense of promiscuity breaking loose from restraint. No more is it the colorlessly ‘healthy’ sexuality of mere animal release from biological tension. To the degree that we do not yet know what man is, we do not yet know what human sexuality is. We do not know what man is so long as we know him

piecemeal,

categorically,

as the separate individual,

the agglomeration of

blocklike instincts and

passions and

sensations regarded

one

by

one

under the fixed stare of

an exclusive consciousness.

What man is, and what human sexuality is, will come to be known only as we lay ourselves open to experience with the full sensitivity of feeling which does not grasp.”

Alan WattsNature, Man and Woman

And we get there by consciously laying aside our “graspers” or ideas of what we’re going to be holding when we reach out either in eros, in friendship, or any loveflow. It’s sometimes like leaping off a cliff right there in the moment. You step off the platform erected in stereotypes, gender bias and and and.

Come again into the moment without your idealogical “garments” and your doctrinal fig leaves and know life. Re-enter, repeat, re-do. Renew. Yes, the pun was intended but some of the more whimsical attention grabbing “pick-up” lines lead you into release from rigidity of expectations born in control-motivated modes of “relating” and “knowing.”

jrk

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  1. Ruth – I’m home, I missed you, I look forward to taking time today later when it’s quiet to sit back, relax, and catch up on reading about what’s going on in your life and your never ending cycle of thoughts so deep I need to come up for air at times, then can’t resist and dive back down…
    g

    • I missed you too Gin…and I’m going out of town for quite a while. I may go thru withdrawal! No computer! No contact beyond family and the coast. Maybe my brain will take a rest and I’ll find all the “answers” for my latest questions. Seems like that’s how it works. When I give up, let go, it all flows more clearly. In the meantime, thank you for checking in and sharing your wonderful warmth here. Hugs…
      r


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