Redirecting Desires

atrotlPerhaps no greater difference that exists between a woman–whether a meditator or a spiritualist–and a man than has to do with sex, from genitalia to desires. For meditators or spiritualists, desire is to be lessened, redirected, disowned even, whereas feminists instruct girls and women to re-possess desire. Flinders (author of At The Root Of This Longing) suggests that ‘some modest version of ascetic practices to meditative spirituality’ is relevant here, just for simplicity’s sake: ‘to busy myself night and day deciding what I like and what I don’t like makes me a hostage of circumstance and fills my mind with anxiety.’ (76) image by josé ferraz de almeida júnior from wikipedia.

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