An Inside Story 44
THE COVER UP…
ALMOST everyone in the waiting room was hiding behind a screen of fabric, paint and perfume. A real person was nowhere to be seen. Why? We weren’t like that at the beginning when we lived in caves. Clothing then was mainly animal skins, worn for protection against weather extremes, not to hide our bodies. Why have we gone backwards mentally since those days instead of forward?
When did we decide that a naked body needed to be hidden? Something only to be seen by our nearest and dearest – and rarely even then. Was it embarrassment, shame, lust. Why has western society especially, become so perverted, regarding the human body as a sexual object to be coveted and ogled? Why hasn’t all human beings done the same?
There are only two models after all; we have either one or the other. Male parts are much the same as any other male’s parts and a woman’s body is much the same too, except for a few slight differences here and there. What is the need for our bodies to be hidden from view?
Things are different for indigenous people of many countries. There, the men and women are mostly scantily clad. Women think nothing of bearing their boobs and bums to the world, men also are quite happy swinging their body bits in the breeze. It’s not shameful for them, there’s no leering and dribbling at the mouth because someone’s naked, it’s their normal every day way of life.
They cover themselves, yes – for comfort and protection from the elements – not for vanity. Not for shame or fear of being sexually molested or raped. They are free! Regrettably, we of the ‘civilized world’ are not free. We are bound up in swaddling cloth and antiquated laws.
Whether we walk around clothed or unclothed is not the point. The point is that we have no option but to hide our bodies in public. We are robots living each day on automatic pilot, following society’s antiquated rules and laws that were made long ago.
With our present day mindset, we are unable both lawfully and mentally to go about our public business unclothed, for we would be self consciously ashamed – and others would ogle…
Dan’s Quote:– “Beauty doesn’t need ornaments.
_____________ _Softness can’t bear the weight of ornaments.”- Munshi Premchand
Inspiration for this article came from the writings of Eckhart Tolle, A Course In Miracles, Joel Kramer, Abraham, Vernon Howard, Many Others – and life itself.