Been a while since I posted a personal article on here.
For those who've been following my blog from the beginning, you know one of my earliest articles was about how wonderful celibacy has been for me.
I gotta say ... I'm pretty much full circle on that, re-embracing it.
Today was such a beautiful day. We were skiing at the legendary Squaw Valley USA, beautiful snow, skiing very fast in stunning terrain. At speeds and on steep slopes that would feel breathtaking for most people. (Though, believe me, I have friends who ski Squaw whose skiing is even far more breathtaking than mine :) )
And it was soooo satisfying. We were talking afterward about how we felt so alive out there. You must stay present at those speeds on steeps like that because even one moment of non-presence would likely send you tumbling over a cliff. It's totally exhilarating. My derriere and my quads are burning, yet it doesn't feel like pain. It feels like flying :)
By comparison, sex is totally uninteresting. I'm about as interested in having sex these days as I am in doing my taxes.
Maybe it's the society baggage around it. Maybe it's the mess the ego has made of sex. But I don't imagine it will ever be as pure, exhilarating, and satisfying for me as skiing consistently is. So I wonder why people make such a big deal out of it.
As I recently wrote about on the Spiritual Seduction website, at the end of the day, sex just feels like a big nothing to me.
I actually remember thinking that the very first time I had sex. "Really?" I said to myself. "All this hoopla, this huge big deal and all these taboos, and ... that's it? THAT is what the big deal was all about??"
In a way, this is very liberating. So much ridiculousness can be dispensed with when sex is no longer a priority.
It's a great big "no thank you."
Anyway, Happy New Year everyone! :)