… we become beauty to ignite the beauty of others: so it is with all the allurements of life.
Brian Swimme The Universe is a Green Dragon (1984, p. 79)
The above phrase concludes this paragraph by Brian Swimme regarding allurements and pleasure: Do I desire to have this pleasure? or rather, do I desire to become pleasure? The demand to “have”, to possess, always reveals an element of immaturity. To keep, to hold, to control, to own. all of this is fundamentally a delusion, for our own truest desire is to be and to live. We have ripened and matured when we realise that our deepest desire in erotic attractions is to become pleasure with and for our lover, to enter ecstatically into pleasure so that giving and receiving pleasure become one simple activity. Our most mature hope is to become pleasure’s source and pleasure’s home simultaneously.
I highly recommend Brian Swimme’s videos … for decades I “Brian-washed” myself, watching these with many different groups of people. The small book Universe is a Green Dragon may take a person deep into the heart of the matter.