What would it be like if EVERYONE took responsibility fulfilling their pleasures, wants and desires, on a continual basis? What if we didn’t put SO much energy into following RULES all the time? When we hold SO much in, simple physical pleasure sometimes turns dangerous—when all we’re use to, is holding back, holding back, holding back. Then, distortions occur—
Extreme behavior is only a result of cultural dictates, psychological wounding, trauma, beliefs, ego needs—all causing us to fall out of sync with the flow of life which is quite balanced—and always seeking equilibrium. Check out the natural world—see how life—when we’re in flow, is full of equanimity. Try to gift yourself with pleasure today.
Beth L. Haessig Psy.D.
President, United States Association for Body Psychotherapy
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