In our consumer-driven capitalistic nation, the word tantra has become the perfect vehicle for opportunistic entrepreneurs. You have books, dvds, workshops, love oils, restaurants in Miami, the list is endless. Not to disparage my colleagues, or what I do; I am as guilty as the rest. I guess what Im saying, is buyer beware.
Yes, we all want a deeper connection to ourselves and the world, altered states of consciousness, hotter sex and longer erections (well, almost all of us). The truth is, this quality of being, this entering fully in EVERY experience, can open the door to a vibrancy, an engagement with all of life, joy, sorrow, pain, longing. It does not require special clothes, incense, workshops or alters with sacred objects. It does not mean I am having sex or not, have a partner or not, know how to act sexy or not. All of these qualities are not bad things or good things and can be great fun, or not.
I am suggesting that at this moment, as you read this, you can feel your body on whatever surface you find yourself, feel your breath, notice the space and density within you.
At this moment you are practicing tantra.
Take it into the next moment, and the next, and the next.