My purpose as a human is unknown. Though, gifted with the breath of life, I hope to live my life to the absolute fullest – that is how I express gratitude for this breath. I’d love to say “I am breathing”. It may allow me a sense of control. And yet, if I reflect on that statement, I know it is not true. When I sleep, my breath does not stop. If I hold my breath, I may pass out, but then my breath will continue. My body is cycling the anatomical processes of the breath, but I am not sure who is actually breathing.
Though, it allows me to experience the erotic sensuality, vibrancy, love, & voluptuousness of being alive, so while I do not know the source of this energy, I am thankful for this gift. Erotic energy can be found everywhere & anywhere. When we step outside & feel the warmth of the sun on our skin, the smell of the ocean, the humid breeze on our skin. This is Eros energy. I show my gratitude through my awareness & embrace of the present moment.
Becoming truly present is a concept that alludes so many of us. But what does it mean to be truly present? In their book The Power of Divine Eros, Karen Johnson & A.H. Almaas summarize:
“Presence is our spiritual freedom liquefied, condensed. Presence is an actual sense of here-ness – beyond our emotions, beyond the mind, beyond our ideas. In presence, we can know ourselves in a way that is authentic, which means that we are knowing what is real in us. When we fill presence, we are experiencing our underlying reality. It feels more real than the physical, the emotional, or the mental realms of experience. And it can’t be defined is any of those terms. So when we feel the presence of love – the actual liquid sweetness & its melting nature, or its fullness & richness & softness – we begin to see that the ways we have known love have been limited.”
When we are aware of ourselves as a small piece of nature & consciousness with our own emotions, thoughts, experiences, & ideas, this is presence in the form of self-love. When we are as fortunate to find another with their own developed sense of presence, & an understanding of their nature with their own emotions, experiences, thoughts, experiences, & ideas, we are able to create an energizing relational field with intimate, intuitive awareness, discovery, & increased understanding of the energy from which we are both, & all, created.