posted on Oct, 12 2013 @ 12:49 AM
reply to post by Curious2Know
Again, the issue is complicated.
Ultimately, though, that people think that sexuality is "fixed" and people are either straight, gay, or bi, but can't ever move along the spectrum
through simply willing it, shows how egregiously ignorant most people are.
The fact that emotional experience can be controlled is a basic tenet of most spiritual philosophies; from Yoga, to Buddhism, to western esoteric
sciences, this is completely known - it's alchemy in the west.
Of course, I am not one to pass judgement. I know how difficult emotions like this can be: especially when they're being fomented and energized by
childhood thoughts and experiences that create deeply rooted complexes with self and identity.
Even though you CAN, as an adult, work through these problems, you really need to attain a level of self understanding and maturity that is very
difficult for most people. To be able to work BACK, through the chaos of those dysfunctional formative experiences, to break through them, untangle
them, and studiously maintain focus through out, is a tall order. It definitely requires a complete existential commitment; a type of attitude that
would make you monk-like in your self awareness.
I'm not saying this because I think a gay person should change his or her sexuality. I won't go down that road. My philosophy - the only thing that
makes a shred of sense to me - is live and let live.