Anita Atina

Spirituality And Sexuality - Poem by Anita Atina

Spirituality and sexuality are different sides of the same coin

The body is home to both

Why then, is one overvalued?

And the other looked at with disdain

There must be a sense of balance

That we must strive to attain

Does the pursuit of higher truths and inner beauty

Have to exclude what is most natural to man

Why must we judge one,

As a natural opposite, an adversary of the other

When both are gateways to higher joy

Arising of the passion and soul

Why should this artificial duality restrain us

When both spirituality and sexuality drive and sustain man

Comments about Spirituality And Sexuality by Anita Atina

  • Kris Viscardini (7/11/2017 1:09:00 PM)

    Beautiful writing Anita! (Report) Reply

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  • (3/30/2017 9:21:00 PM)

    Hi Anita,
    Marvelous write. Reflective of the Indian Philosophy. Appreciated.10+++
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  • (3/24/2009 6:07:00 AM)

    in fact they say the experience of orgasm and the high we get while at meditation r very's just societal conditioning a few imposed in the name of retaining sanity in society, i suppose (Report) Reply

  • (4/30/2008 10:50:00 PM)

    Your poem reminds me of first few lines from 'Wild Geese', by Mary Oliver:
    'You do not have to be good.
    You do not have to walk on your knees
    for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
    You only have to let the soft animal of your body
    love what it loves.'
    Your sentiments I applaud. Your poetry expresses your soul gracefully.
    love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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  • (4/29/2008 12:05:00 PM)

    Anita, your opening lines captured the mood of this wonderful and wisely written poem that a lot should read. Top marks and thanks for sharing it my friend.
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  • (4/16/2008 3:23:00 PM)

    The sexual union of a man and woman should be spiritual expereience bu als sex has become devalued to a mere commodity (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2008 12:42:00 PM)

    This is so insightful, Anita, and so beautifully expressed - I think you have many important messages to give the world. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Nwagwu (4/16/2008 9:54:00 AM)

    you're right, Anita, sexuality and spirituality are two sides of the same coin of heavenly joy. in fact, sexuality is spirituality enshrined in human love. sharing my sexuality with my wife is a spiritual re-awakening, a life with, and in, The Holy Spirit, a life i cannot imagine sharing with anyone else not my wife, Helen. It is profound, sexuality, leaves me breathless, takes me to where I long to be, with my love here on earth and my Great Love in the heavenly places. (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2008 9:35:00 AM)

    good observation. both should be taken equally because it is just being human. great write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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