Archive: April, 2015

April 24, 2015

What counts as pleasure?

pleasure berry

When I ask people about pleasure I often hear –

  • they don’t have time

  • they feel guilty or

  • they don’t even really know what that would look like

It’s easy to think of pleasure in lavish terms.

  • massages
  • vacations
  • rich food
  • steamy bubblebaths
  • being ravished by a lover

All of those things might give you pleasure, but they might also be inaccessible or impractical.

I’m all for lavish or indulgent pleasure. I’m also a fan of simple, every day pleasure.

  • time playing with my daughter
  • a walk in my neighborhood
  • a conversation with a friend
  • eating a meal in my back yard
  • completing a project
  • curling up with a good book
  • splashing in a puddle or
  • walking barefoot on the grass

Pleasure can also be good for you! I love a decadent dessert or a fancy cocktail. I also receive pleasure from something that is going to make my body feel good.

  • fresh Fruit
  • a crisp salad
  • stretching my body
  • using my juicer to make a special beverage

Pleasure can be sexual and pleasure can happen outside of the sexual realm.

Look closely at how you’ve been defining pleasure. Have you been limiting it? Pleasure is defined as a feeling of happiness, enjoyment, or satisfaction. There are so many things that can fit that definition.

What can you do that will count as pleasure, today?

Filed under: Pleasure — admin @ 6:11 pm