There are things in life that are forbidden. Those things that we know are not pastimes or pleasure that we will ever partake in. Yet, we desire them. We crave and need and yearn for those things that we know we can’t have. We can put those thoughts away, lock them up tight, hoping they will never return. But, still they do.
Sometimes these forbidden things are dangerous. We can’t and won’t do them just because the price might be your life. Some give in and play. Some of those return the victor. Some never return again. Is the rush really worth the cost? Only the player can decide.
Things can be forbidden by beliefs, mantra and religion. Someone, somewhere has decided or been given divine insight into something, decreeing it wrong, unnatural or against god. This decree marks it forbidden, so you must avoid it or be prepared for the wrath to fall upon you. Sometimes, your faith alone can protect you from this evil. Sometimes, that faith falls short of shielding the human you are.
And, of course, there is the forbidden that is primal in its origin. We can obtain everything we wanted in this life, yet still desire the taste of more. We may be committed and entwined with another person, swearing to love, honor and desire only them, yet our mind wanders to the delicious worlds of what if, maybe and if only. One tiny step can begin the path to destruction. Even under the best of intentions and strongest of convictions, a drink leads to a touch leads to a caress leads to a kiss leads to an uncontrollable blaze and all that remains are the ashes of what was never supposed to be.
Sometimes it seems that so many of the things we crave are forbidden. For some of these things, perhaps we need to give ourselves permission to imagine, and dream, but leave the forbidden desire just short of fruition. Perhaps sometimes, we need to let go of dogmatic inhibitions, and take a bite of the forbidden fruit.