On one occasion, the Buddha said to the monks this:
"No other form do I know, O monks, that so persists in obsessing the mind of a man as the form of a woman. The form of a woman persists in obsessing the mind of a man.
Posted on Sep.19.2012 @ 06:36PM EDTbyso_teh
Giving a time for anything to 'happen.' Discernment should only last through the 9th or 12th alignment. These times are significant to Spirit. Must it depend on your motive on which you choose. Life is only a moment in eternity and the less you spend dwelling the better. If you are beyond the 12th alignment (what I mean in counting in the second link) there should be a rethinking and renewal of motivations regardless of progress. This keeps the heart young and the mind fresh. Continue with your work or whatever by all means but continue with more aliveness, vision and happiness.