“Is there more to life?” Is exactly what I asked myself, turning away from a very physically beautiful woman walking by me down the street.
What prompted this question was simply the sheer distraction I suffered from observing her, as my hormones locked in and generated the idea that being with a woman like her is the epitome of life.
And those hormones are 100% right.
After all, the end goal of such an interaction would literally result in more “life” (a baby).
But as a practitioner of fasting and meditation exercises, I’m not one to casually submit to my carnal desires on a whim. I should at least question them.
So, “Is there more to life?“
I ask again.
A great few notable men have become quite famous for living their lives either in celibacy or with a keen control of their sexuality.
Various Monk Societies. Isaac Newton. Immanuel Kant. Nikola Tesla. Leonardo Da Vinci. Beethoven. Michelangelo. Aristotle. Freud...
Excelling in their respective fields of Spirituality, Philosophy, Science and Art.
Truthfully though, we do not have to be so esoteric.
The average human being is not living in a constant lower Id state prioritizing only the minimum sustenance required to persist in uninterrupted sexual and sensual activity.
Although those functions may have the strongest biological drives, as humans, we have still managed to develop more creative interests and pursuits that separate us further from the animals.
But if there is no biological drive to pursue those interests, why are we driven towards them?
What parts of our brain are being rewarded when we observe a satisfying piece of art? What drives us to study numbers? To study values? To look at the stars?
What happens to a man when he chooses to take a pause before his food, before his sex, and asks
“Is there more to life?”
What happens to the world?
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“The act of procreation and anything that has any relation to it is so disgusting that human beings would soon die out if there were no pretty faces and sensuous dispositions.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
“If humans would control their sex desires and transmute them into a driving force with which to carry on their occupation—that is, if they spent on their work one half the time they dissipate in pursuit of sex, they would never know poverty”. – Napoleon Hill, 1938.