Goal setting is a concept we often hear about, but not many people actually have clear written goals. When we do have goals, they’re typically in the realm of business, academia, weight loss, etc. Rarely are goals ever seen in the light of evoking pleasure, but that’s exactly what part of the first week of the online class from The Welcomed Consensus is about: Setting Sensual Goals.
Stated very plainly in the assignment, “Pleasure is something people resist having, especially women.” Why is that? And how can we move past it in order to live more joyous lives? Their answer to those questions is what I hope to learn in this week, and the coming weeks during the course.
It’s certainly an interesting idea – setting goals for pleasure. Rather than becoming another item to check off of the daily To-Do, this set of goals may well be something better incorporated into everything on the To-Do and those things not listed. Perhaps sensual goals should become more of a mindset and a way of living. This doesn’t sound too far off from many of the other philosophical life approaches I’ve come to know and love, but it is based a bit more in physicality. That’s only appropriate. As humans, we are physical beings, after all.
Goal: Get out of my head so much and get into my body more. I have grown into a very analytical person; however, as both a massage therapist and an adult sex educator, a more sensual approach to the world would benefit not only my life, but also the way in which I help my clients.