According to the law of attraction-rejection, what accelerates or slows down the growth process is determined by what attracts or repels the mind.
Especially in an education of imitative kind, what tempts us or leaves us indifferent becomes the guide line of our attitude, designating the first goals in our growth.
All that attracts or repels is always a growth factor
(eroticism and moralism)
According to the law of attraction-rejection, what accelerates or slows down the growth process is determined by what attracts or repels the mind. Especially in an education of imitative kind, what tempts us or leaves us indifferent becomes the guide line of our attitude, designating the first goals in our growth. During the stage of growth the magnetism of the higher conscience is still inert; the biggest emotional drive is determined by sexual interest or disinterest. We will talk about the procreating aspect when we will deal with human activity as a service to the planetary nature. At the moment we will deal with its paradoxical aspect. Indeed, in the western society the main aspect of sex is not sex, but the sensuality and eroticism inspired by imagination.
Sensuality is not an unnatural force but a sign of natural beauty. Morbidity doesn’t belong to it, but it can be in the eyes that observe it, in the minds that exceed it and in the rigidity that condemns it. Its excess can cause trouble, it is true; still, not far away from certain religious zeal that causes worse damages than the faults it condemns.
On sexuality as well human opinions are divided. Intellectual sensitivity puts sensuality in its art by drawing, writing or composing principles of sublime beauty that deserve admiration and praise. Others, though, turn it into a tempting object of mental onanism. Some others condemn it, perhaps because they are scared or repelled by it. The matter is how sensuality, eros and eroticism are perceived; either as a natural game of seduction or as a transgression against the natural morale.
It is difficult to imagine a nature’s morale; the codes written by human reason are as volatile as the times that produced them.
There is an inner discovery that is worth more than any morale. It is the (voice) of conscience, which was object of study for illuminated philosophers. Kant wrote that spiritual comprehension can go beyond moral conscience (the Socratic syneědesis), viz. from being aware of the existence of a tribunal inside man called voice of God.
A passage of an old parchment found by the German Egyptologist Bertoleth mentions the same discovery: «I met the God inside man, I recognized him and I distinguished this path from the other».
Finally, decisions more than rules help the growth or regression of the individual, fixing the limits of his ability to judge.
By Athos A. Altomonte