Bring Tantra into Your Entire Life
If you are adopting Tantra as a new spiritual direction, you probably already expect it to have major ramifications for your entire life overall. That is to be anticipated — and welcomed, since the results are almost sure to be an improvement. It would be silly not to expect this vast body of knowledge and the spiritual awakening that it creates to touch every part of your world.
But if you plan to study Tantra in limited quantities, only to improve certain areas of your life such as your sexual relations, you may not realize the far-reaching effects this newfound knowledge will have on the rest of your world. Remember, Tantra is based on a word meaning “to weave,” so it is perhaps fitting that the Tantric attitudes will soon weave their way into every facet of your life, making positive changes in your entire world.
It may sound cliché, but Tantra truly believes in the importance of each person making a difference in the world. This should be your ultimate goal. Strive to bring greater meaning to your existence, to fulfill your destiny and make a positive contribution to the universe. Never stop seeking the deeper meaning of your life and your place in the world.
You will begin to look at the universe in a new and wondrous way. You will act differently and interact differently with people around you and the environment as a whole. You will have new appreciation and respect for your world, and you will achieve states of bliss and contentment that may take you by surprise.
Make Active Changes
This transformation is bound to happen, whether you realize it or not — and regardless of whether you make any conscious effort on your part. But if you are wise, you will not just sit back and wait for this inevitable occurrence — you will be proactive, and help it happen. Actively seek out opportunities to see the world in new and different ways. Embrace things that bring peace and harmony to your world. Take time to notice and appreciate the universe around you, and all the little things that bring bliss into your life.
While many Tantric techniques stress control in various forms, you should have the clarity to realize that you will not always have control over your situation or your feelings. Accept this, and work with it. If you are angry or frustrated, channel that energy for a vigorous yoga workout or even an intense session of passionate lovemaking.
Appreciate Things Around You
Tantra teaches the importance of focus and clarity. When you reduce the stress in your life and use meditation and other techniques to help yourself focus more clearly, you start seeing and appreciating things you barely noticed before.
Spend as much time outdoors as possible, to enjoy a union with nature and the universe around you. Take notice of all of the wondrous things in nature, many of which can serve as examples for your own life. For example, a tree can stand mighty and tall, but it once started out as a very tiny seedling. It was only through the help of fertile soil and the nourishment of nature that the tree was able to thrive and grow. In a similar way, people can only thrive and grow if they receive proper nourishment (both physical and spiritual) and assistance.