I have been thinking about the way people respond to the concept of hedonism. On one hand, I know that hedonism is only a word, and as most words, it means different things to different people.
This is the definition of hedonism that I am looking at.
1.seeking of pleasure
a devotion, especially a self-indulgent one, to pleasure and happiness as a way of life.
On the other hand, I am interested to know how you all respond to the concept of the pursuit of happiness and pleasure.
I see such a wide variety of reactions when I talk about being a hedonist.Some folks say whoo-hoo…I am right there with you and other folks look at me like I am dirty and too self-indulgent.
I look at it like this. I am on this earth to experience all the juicy goodness that is available to me. I am a creative being, and I am also the source of my experience in life. I am here to tap into what feels good to me, brings me joy, and to express my own unique perspective to the rest of the world.
The best way to do this is to focus on what feel good to me and to follow it where it leads me. That is where I am going to find the most satisfaction, success and meaning in my life.
To this end, I am committed to feeling good and I take full responsibility for my own happiness.
I am committed to feeling good and being happy….which ussually leads me to something pleasurable if I let it.
When I feel happy and joyful…..I experiences pleasure.
The it can work the other way too…when I am eating Coffee Oreo ice cream from JP Licks …I feel pleasure at how yummy and delicious it is…and it adds to my happiness. ( unless I begin to tell myself I should not be eating ice cream….but that is a different story)
When I am enjoying some sweet loving with my man….I feel immense pleasure…and the deepest blissful ecstatic connection to source energy that I know of.
So from my perspective…the pursuit of happiness and pleasure is a good thing.
Hedonism is where it is at!
What are your thoughts about this???