When holding our beloved, we set them free; when letting go, we embrace them with loving-kindness.
Healthy relationship between lovers is like a beautiful dance. There is a natural rhythm of coming together and moving apart; clasping and releasing, holding and freeing. All of this occurs with great tenderness and respect.
The act of love is a mirror
The physical act of love reflects the nature of the relationship we have with our beloved. We take into account the needs of the other person. We honor our own needs. How receptive are we toward each other? How open and curious?
Each touch, each caress reflects the quality of the love residing between the two.
Looking deeply into love-making
Although some may say that love-making is about physical pleasure, mindful sex is so much more. Giving and receiving pleasure mindfully,
creates a pinnacle of essential awareness; allowing us to know the beloved and ourselves in the very same moment. Sensation and movement in this loving ritual can be the gateway to a deep experience of one-ness; perhaps more exciting and meaningful than simple physical pleasure.
The responsibility of joining
When we join passionately with another human being, we are immersed in responding. We are pliant in the face of the great
energies that emerge. We are together and separate; at one with
the other and yet wholly centered.
We take great care of the needs of the two; that are the needs of one.
We enter into the moment with compassion and an open heart; creating the opportunity to engage
in a sacred act of oneness and joy.
Breathing in I am aware of the breath in my body.
Breathing out I am aware of my beloved's body.
Breathing in I feel my sensations.
Breathing out I am calm and open.
Breathing in I feel my beloved's sensations
Breathing out I know myself deeply
Breathing in I release expectations
Breathing out I am one with my lover
Breathing in I am open to pleasure
Breathing out I am whole.
May this information benefit you, those you love, and all sentient beings, everywhere.
© Ellen M. Adelman PhD 2013, all rights reserved.
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