If there was a culture that combined in a harmonious way spirituality with sensuality, that was ancient Greek culture.
Ancient Greeks imagined their gods as being extremely erotic and sensual.They depicted most of them erect and full of desire or sensuously bathing or undressing. And yet those very same gods were also the ones that would give humans clarity of mind and spiritual awakening at the same time.
You see, ancient Greeks knew only too well that if you isolate spirituality from sensuality,if you only pursue one to the exclusion of the other, you end up as a caricature.
Take sensuality If you are too focused on the physical,you have no vision,no ideas,no values. Everything becomes about the self and the needs of the self. Narcissism and intellectual short-sightedness is the inevitable outcome.Spiritual reflection can help you avoid this trap by encouraging you to focus on things other than yourself and your physical needs.
The reverse is also true The greatest danger in spiritual life is to lose contact with reality.Yοu might begin to believe in the most far-fetched things,become ungrounded and uncentered.What is more,if you take spirituality to the extreme you might become so hard on yourself or others in an attempt to be as 'pure' and 'spiritual' as possible that you can easily turn into an aggressive,mean and punitive version of you.
Those two extremes can be avoided by balancing spirituality with sensuality and vice versa.
Μηδέν άγαν'' means "nothing in excess" (the temple of Apollo at Delphi bore this inscription).
Sensuality and spirituality can and should work hand in hand . If you are a highly sensual person,a healthy dose of spirituality will tame and temper your obsession with the physical. If you are highly spiritual,a dose of sensuality will keep you grounded and relevant to this world.
Love,peace and balance