Hill tells us ‘The emotion of sex has back of it the possibility of three constructive potentialities, they are:—
1. The perpetuation of mankind. 2. The maintenance of health, (as a therapeutic agency, it has no equal). 3. The trans formation of mediocrity into genius through transmutation.
Sex transmutation is simple and easily explained. It means the switching of the mind from thoughts of physical expression, to thoughts of some other nature’
While all three of these are true we are only concerned about the last one because it explains the reason for this whole chapter, plain and simple.
He also tells us that we need an outlet because that desire is so strong….”The transmutation of sex energy calls for the exercise of willpower, to be sure, but the reward is worth the effort. The desire for sexual expression is inborn and natural. The desire cannot, and should not be submerged or eliminated. But it should be given an outlet through forms of expression which enrich the body, mind, and spirit of man. If not given this form of outlet, through transmutation, it will seek outlets through purely physical channels.
A river may be dammed, and its water controlled for a time, but eventually, it will force an outlet. The same is true of the emotion of sex. It may be submerged and controlled for a time, but its very nature causes it to be ever seeking means of expression. If it is not transmuted into some creative effort it will find a less worthy outlet. Some have ended up in scandals in the political arena, some have actually died pursuing an unhealthy pursuit of sex. I remember a singer for a band called INXS who died by hanging during a sex act. The 4 letters represented the words in excess and it definitely was that.
My daughter has a male friend who is obsessed with finding a mate to the point he is consumed with dating sites with no luck at all and it’s simply because he is obsessed and the women can smell the desperation. I tell Kristen when he transmutes that into something else and shows that he could care less they will be chasing him instead.
I find it interesting that Michael tells us how important that self talk was in his success in his MLM business yet it’s at number 8 out of the ten mind stimuli. What’s NUMBER 1? Yep, it’s that little three letter word.
Thanks to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for finding a way to transmute number 1 into number 8 and teach that to the rest of us because self talk works. Thanks to my friends and mastermind partners for the brain food weekly.