We can choose to honor naturalness rather than condemn it,
for that condemnation builds a prison in our own minds
that manages to divide us from the vessels that carry us through the day.
Skin is skin and just that.
The rest of the story is a trick of the mind.
Such tricks separate us from our humanity and from our beingness,
for beneath our titles, our wealth, our geography, (ego)
that is what we all are: human beings.
After 400 years, let’s construct normalcy,
a relationship between our mind and our body that jettisons man-made
prurience, replacing it with honor, dignity, and love.
I enjoyed reading Naturist Math on the East Texas Area Naturists blog. Nothing was said that hasn’t been said before but I liked the innovative way in which it was presented.
I believe that when we are nude, we are in our natural physical state. Furthermore, I believe that when we are in our natural physical state it can aid us in achieving our natural mental and spiritual states.
Our society and our culture has long had a tendency to shun and revile that which is natural about ourselves and the world we inhabit. We seek to suppress and control nature but time and time again we see that the natural order eventually prevails. Our attempts to suppress and control natural states often cause unforeseen, and sometimes disastrous, problems. Our belief that we can dominate nature may very well be our undoing as a species.
There is nothing shameful about the human body, only in our attitude towards it. Body shame exists only in our minds, beginning in our thoughts. We all have the ability to change what we think. When we change our thoughts, we change our attitudes, our words and our actions. It all begins with a thought.
Open your mind and discard the body shame and realize that the cure is that which has been erroneously deemed the cause.