1. Retaining my desire for desire is what matters to me most.
As long as I can feel my desire for desire, I know I’ll be able to navigate the seas of change.
2. Staying curious and creative allows me to stay open to finding and enjoying new desires.
My desire is not a one-time, set thing. It changes, fluctuates, emerges, hides, even does a 180 at times. Staying open to all of these things – and not trying to cling on to only one, familiar way of relating to my desire – means I get to explore and grow and expand and, ultimately, keep choosing.
3. Arousal and genital feelings are only one part of a much bigger picture.
I can feel my desire as a lust for life, not just lust for another or sex or orgasm. When I channel my desire into my whole life, I realise just how potent and creative this aspect of me is.
4. Self-sufficiency matters.
Yes, being able to share my desire with others matters too, but the only person I can guarantee I’ll have in my life, is me. I am my own lover first, foremost, and always.
5. Pleasure and desire come in many different forms.
When I tune into my whole self and ask “what do you need, what do you want, what will light you up?” I hear my body yearning for a dip in the cold sea, I hear my craving for slow, sensuous touch, and I hear a whisper reminding me that my potential for pleasure is unlimited.
Of course there’s LOTS more to say about Desire! You can read more in my book ‘Desire Lines’.
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