Kaleidoscopic life

I read this earlier today and thought it was worth sharing here:

When sex is used destructively in a marriage it is both the consequence
of and the creation of a spiritual problem, a void within us and our relationship.
When sexuality is a healthy natural part of an intimate connection, it is
an integral part of the whole relationship. Imagine looking through a kaleidoscope
at all the color particles used to create a mandola [i.e., a circular
pattern used in many cultures as a representation of spiritual ideas—Curt
]. Imagine each color
representing a facet of your life. One color represents your [spouse],
your family,
another your friends, another your work, another your hobbies, and another
is your sexual relationship. As you turn the kaleidoscope, the particles
change, constantly recreating the design. Sexuality is simply a part of life,
sometimes more in the forefront than other parts, and sometimes in the background.
It provides color and beauty. It is neither a devil nor a god. It is a wonderful
part of an intimate marriage relationship.

—from One Good Year of Marriage by Dr. David and Janet Congo

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