In yesterday’s post we discussed conserving your sexual energy. Many years ago when I began my study of Kung Fu I discovered something quite surprising. In order to learn to break large bricks, the Sifu first instructed you to withhold from having sex for one month. Of course a lot of guys will tell you if they didn’t have sex for 30 days they could run through a brick wall! But it’s a lot more complex than that…
As I expanded my learning to tantric disciplines, I found that I could experience a wonderful world of sexual exploration, yet still conserve my sexual energy, which allowed me to channel it into productive actions.
I think the secret of true geniuses is how they balance and channel their sexual energy. In “Think and Grow Rich,” Napoleon Hill suggests that most great accomplishments of men are done after they reach their 40’s or 50’s. And he attributes this to their maturity, which he believes allows them to channel their sexual energy in a healthy manner.
I was glad to see so many of you reference it in the comments over the last three posts. One interesting note: More than a few of you thought the book made sex seem like a bad thing. I didn’t get that at all when I read it. So I’m on the road now, but plan to look at the chapter on sexual transmutation again to see what is creating that perception.
If you have never read Hill’s book, you’re missing one of the most important books in the history of personal development. And if you haven’t read it in a few years, it’s time to crack it open again. Be sure and pay special attention to that chapter on sex transmutation.