August 30, 2007

Respect other people's choices and beliefs! - ARTICLE

Respect other people's choices and beliefs!

This is one of the top keys to succeed with your tantric quest.

Respect and tolerance!

Religious and spiritual intolerance are self destructive for the planet and humankind. It is one of the big spiritual traps you can fall into.

When you develop mastery over your sexual energy through tantra, this gives you a newly gained sense of power.

It is easy to take a fanatical stand and be pushy, demanding, disrespectful or intolerant with your partner or with others.

The goal of tantric sex is certainly not to build up power to attack or control others! Love is always the core of what you practice.

There is a larger vision at play here: it is the well being of the totality of the planet and humankind.

Humankind is composed of a vast diversity of cultures and beliefs. This is what makes its richness!

It is your job as an awakened tantrika to walk towards that direction of total love, respect and harmony.

What does it mean practically?

Simply watch out what you say.

Never force or push anyone to follow you.

If you hear about other people's belief systems, develop constructive dialogue based on respect.

How do you do that?

You can say things like:

"I totally respect your beliefs. You are free!"

"I respect the fact that now is not a good time for you. I have far too much respect and love for you to push you into doing anything you don't want to."

"I totally understand the fact that this path is not for you. I fully respect that."

You get the picture, right?

Apply this type of strategy any time you feel conflict rising.

Sometimes, you need as well to teach others how to respect you as well.

If someone challenges you on your tantric practices, you can say:

"I am free, right? I don't remember giving you the right to tell me what to do. I respect your choice and you know how to respect mine."

Basically, you do have the right to control what is yours but you have no right to control someone else's actions, beliefs or choices.

If you feel that your tantric practices could benefit someone, offer them an open invitation to learn something in whatever way you feel is suitable.

The key word here is "open invitation".

Anyone always stays free to follow up on that or not.

Never use coercive threat.

Always use love and respect.

That's it! :)

To your Tantric Power!