What is more powerful -- the sex energy or my own true nature? My gut feeling is that it is my true nature, the free mind, and this means that I have a choice whether I want sex or not in my life. By exercising this choice, I am the master and sex energy is the tool. I, the master, will decide whether to use this tool or not. The tool does not have any power over me. While this is my understanding, many have said that the sex energy is so powerful that one can't control it. How can I be assured that my understanding is correct? (From student correspondence)
This is a very deep and somewhat complex subject because the answer to your question depends entirely upon the level of the person involved... but here is a thought or two for you to consider: first, sexual energy is not distinct from one's true nature, but an important element within it -- a vast and vital creative force that has its part to play in life as surely as any other force of nature. That said, no individual force is greater than the whole of which it is a part, and so sexual energy must never dominate, only compliment one's life. There is a time and season for all things, and you alone must discern these things for yourself. The main thing is be watchful and open to impressions that come from whatever choices you make... only then will you begin to realize what "part" of you is actually making that choice, and whether or not it is serving your highest interests... or stealing from them.