If you are a person of a certain age, well, almost any age, you have heard the phrase, “put on some
clean underwear – what if you had to rush to the emergency room today”. Of course, if you need an emergency room, it’s good to have one and they really don’t care about your underwear.
But sometimes it’s what you are wearing underneath, in your heart of hearts,which is critically
important, no matter what kind of heavy outerwear you try to drag on over your body to protect that heart.
I realize we all carry cultural or age-related protective covering. What is expected
in some circles is being completely closed in and it is seen as
a sign of ultimate strength, or being completely open and it’s seen as a sign of spiritual
development. However neither mode of “dress” which is straight off the clothes rack
fits all the seasons of our lives.
It’s finding that balance in all things which allows us to tough it out sometimes and
at other times to open naturally and beautifully, remembering we bring together opposing
forces within ourselves, as we come into Oneness with each other and the Universe.
The other balance point here, whether you believe in running naked on the beach
or huddling in your Carhartts in August is to realize part of the time it is all about you,
and part of the time you actually are modeling best outcome behavior for someone else.
We can’t fix them, but we can control ourselves in a way which lets our inner light
shine through, but still observe needing shirt and shoes to enter someone else’s space.
It’s just something else to consider before you decide what to reveal and what to
keep in a private place; there is no right answer here, but there is a need to
think about it before you refuse to share what’s inside or before you keep
doing the same self-reveal to your friends and family.
I guess the bottom line here ( forgive me) is keep your pants on, clean or not, and keep sharing and caring in a mindful way. All of us are still learning
to discern the difference without judgement.
With blessings to all as we continue our journey together.