Sexuality is the seed, Love is the flower, and Compassion is the fragrance.
We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe.
Many of us tell ourselves that "sex is not all that important to me," and then we immerse ourselves in substitutive activities. We plunge into all manner of heartless addictions or we become preoccupied with policing the sex lives of others. We even lose awareness of how disconnected we have become from our sensuality. We no longer recognise our own inhibition, nor do we see its roots in our unconscious shame and guilt.
Dr Barnaby Barratt
By experiencing touch based therapy actively, people can explore the emotional issues that arise and interact with the practitioner. They can use it as a tool for self directed care, and because of the manifestation of touch in the brain this approach leads to brain rewiring away from pain and toward soothing touch.
Theories about how couples should behave sexually are of little value and often do great harm by setting up unrealistic expectations and distracting the couple from the delicate adjustments, compromises, and inspirations that have the best chance of working.
Words used by authorities and professionals have great power for good or ill. They can help us recognise our normalcy, and they can alienate us from our bodies. There’s a wide variety of normal when it comes to people’s anatomy and experience.
Mindfulness without appropriate appendant philosophy is a bit like a car without wheels. Sure, it’ll start up and make some sounds, and you can probably even use the air conditioner, but at the end of the day, you’re not going anywhere.
How easy it is for people to become trapped in their conceptual prisons. The human mind, in its desire to know, understand, and control, mistakes it's opinions and viewpoints for the truth.