Often when we hear pleasure, we think of some indulgence or something bad or unhealthy! It really is a misunderstood word so let me share my ideas on it. It is an elixir and so important to life when we use it properly. It creates health, vitality, vibrance and glow.
The pleasure I am speaking of is the live in the moment joyousness. Enjoying our meals of healthy, colorful, delicious, life enhancing foods that delight our being and our senses. Watching a sunset, really reveling in it and the magic of this kingdom. Engaging with others and being fully present to them, touching or looking into their eyes, listening and being fully aware of the love and friendship. Playing outside and noticing the smells, the breeze, the colors and the textures and being enveloped in it. Listening to music and hearing the notes, maybe dancing the rhythm through our body or tapping and feeling the emotion, singing our heart out or allowing the incredible sound to vibe our being.
This is pleasure that is the elixir. Not minding, or thinking about something while doing something else. Really being fully engaged in life that even the bad stuff has humor or pleasure in it for it is rich in emotion, of hardship or challenge that you know will eventually shift. You are in it, in love, in kindness, in support. Not getting so caught up in the to dos and whys and when that you are not even present in all you are doing. Your busy worrying about this, afraid of that, thinking or feeling out of context of what is occurring. Judging it, labeling it rather than just being in whatever it is.
To be alive is a true pleasure. We have magical bodies that can experience through six senses and constantly can have wonderful stimulation and sensory modem way beyond the mind. Mind often stops it and we miss the pleasure of being in anything. It is behind or ahead instead of silently partaking. When you play with this form of pleasure, you get relaxed, find joy, see beauty, smell sweetness, engage love and being.
Having 3 squares of good chocolate is so pleasurable when you savor and taste it rather than a whole bar unconsciously because you are upset. Walking in the woods inspired and really seeing what is around you is better than walking with your head ruminating your problems over and over again. Drinking a cup of coffee in the morning, dazing out the window with soft background music in ease and grace rather than the news blasting turmoil at you as you prepare to face the world. Rocking out in your car to some high vibe song as you see the blooms about is pleasure and joy versus listening to kyw or bitching on the phone on how life isn't working for you.
These are choices we make every day and many moments through the day. When you choose what will bring you pleasure, true pleasure, presence and vibrance, you have the elixir. You go places and people wonder why you glow, wonder what are you so happy about. Your just living life from the higher vibe, using your body as the sensual tool it is, your emotions are up, your mind quieted. Getting into all the senses is what supports pleasure and presence. Not in a bad way but in a good way that you use all your tools of awareness to create moments that work for you.
This is what I practice with pleasure! It works magic! May want to play with this a tad more!
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