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20140807-215529.jpgDay 18 – Sex, Love and Meditation

Thought for the day: I live life through my mind, body and soul.

Daily Quote:
Whenever you understand that you have missed life, the first principle to be brought back is innocence. Drop your knowledge, forget your scriptures, forget your religions, your theologies, your philosophies. Be born again, become innocent — and it is in your hands.” ~Osho

Today’s message from Osho is about sex and love.

I have been learning a lot about love and compassion through my personal and Spiritual path, and I have changed a whole lot, especially in the last year. However, as a presently unattached, single woman, I would have to wait to use what I have learned. 😁

Instead, I will write what I hope to do and how I hope to act, hopefully most of the time, if not all the time, when I am in a situation where love and sex coincide, while honoring my Spirit and my Spiritual path.

I believe in honoring, respecting, and accepting the other person, for who he truly is, because that is how I would like to be treated. To honor, respect, and accept the other person is to honor their Spirit.

I hope to love him unconditionally with gratefulness and compassion. We all have fears and pain we carry and/or we are still working through, and love and compassion will promote healing and more openness to share love. Gratefulness will lead to appreciation for the other person and what he shares with me and to the relationship.

I’m human too, 😁, so I hope the physical aspect will be a complete experience of passion, sharing, playfulness, and hopefully, love.

Excerpt from the course
Man has three layers: the body, the mind and the soul. So whatsoever you do, you can do in three ways. Either it can be just from the body, or it can be from the mind, or it can be from the soul. Whatsoever you do, any act of yours, can have three qualities. Sex is love through the body; romantic love is sex through the mind; compassion is through the soul. But the energy is the same. Moving in a deeper way, its quality changes, but the energy is the same. Sexuality is possible without any understanding, without any meditation.

Love is possible only with understanding. Compassion is possible only with understanding and meditation, understanding and awareness. Not only do you understand and respect the other person, but you have come to your deepest core of being. Seeing your own deepest core, you have become capable of seeing the deepest core in the other also. Now the other does not exist as a body or a mind; the other exists as a soul. And souls are not separate. Your soul and my soul are one..”

(Disclaimer: All images and meditations are from Osho’s 21-day meditation series by Mentors Channel.)

Related Links:
Osho: A Course In Meditation, 21 Day Workout For Your Consciousness (visit to register, it’s free).

Mentors Channel

Older posts regarding my meditation journey:
Day 1: Strength Through Devotion
Day 2: Meditations on Love and Relationship
Day 3: Meditations On Anger
Day 4: The Art of Living in Balance
Day 5: Love and Meditation go Hand in Hand
Day 6: Living Dangerously
Day 7: Watching The Mind
Day 8: It Needs Intelligence To Be Happy
Day 9: The Integration Of Body, Mind and Soul
Day 10: How To Slow Down
Day 11: Everybody Is Creative
Day 12: Intuition – Tuition From Within
Day 13: Meditation And Conditioning
Day 14: How to Drop Judging People
Day 15: The Art Of Listening
Day 16 – Relaxation Through Awareness
Day 17 – Accepting Every Part Of Me

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The body is very amazing. With it we can do so many wonderful things like hug, give a smile, laugh at a joke, cry to release pain, smell something scrumptious, taste something new, see amazing views, especially as you walk from point A to point B, hear beautiful sounds, feel warmth…

It takes a beating as we plod through each day, especially when we are stressed or we don’t eat very well. We sometimes take it for granted.

So, let’s celebrate our body today, and give it lots of love.

Links:
18 Awesome Body Hacks (scroll down after visiting this link)
50 Incredibly Weird Facts About The Human Body

Disclaimer: Image found through Google Images. To creator-please let me know so I can give you proper credit.

On Sunday, I wrote about the numbing sensation I was feeling on my foot and up the side of my leg.  I remember that I wasn’t feeling particularly worried about it, but a part of me wanted to worry about how I was going to train for an upcoming race.

The part of me that wanted to worry is the part I am trying to let go off.  It is the part that wants to overthink about my situation–to find answers and solutions, until the situation has been laid bare and naked, and shivering from the cold inspection.

I would joke around and say that I get paid (at work) to overthink, but I know what kind of havoc it creates in my personal life.

I decided to distract myself by reading blog posts about gratitude, and came upon the post, “Trust, And The Answers Will Come – Day 283 of The Pollyanna Plan“, and there it was, just what I needed…

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So I decided, then and there, that I would not let the part of me that wanted to worry to have a chance to run around in my head–not on Sunday, not on Monday, and not even this morning, when I spoke to my manager about it.  Then the answer came to me, after I received a text from my personal trainer letting me know that he couldn’t meet with me today…

In a previous post, I wrote that I am still working on being patient, especially with healing. I tend to “forget” that my body has limitations right now, especially when I am not feeling any pain. It is usually only when something happens with my body, do I listen to it.

The numbness was my body letting me know, “Hey! You’re not back to normal yet.” Once I realized that, part of the numbness went away almost immediately.  While on the phone with my good friend, R, discussing what had happened, I realized that if all the numbness went away, I would just “forget” my current limitations yet again.

So today, I am deeply grateful to my body and for the important message it conveyed to me.  My tasks now are to listen to it more, and most of all, take better care of it.

Link:

The Pollyanna Plan

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