Nov 4, 2019
Have you ever noticed how often toddlers naturally want nothing more than to throw off the man-made clothes which restrict their movement? They’re not the least bit ashamed of their nakedness, as they run laughing, playing and experiencing life.
Somewhere down the line, as they grow up, they’ll likely learn that their nakedness is something to hide, to cover up, even to be ashamed of. They not only become comfortable hiding themselves, but even begin to find their identity through these funny costumes which cover them.
Just as a toddler naturally desires to throw off the clothes that restricts them, so do we naturally want to throw off anything that limits our movement. But we’ve become so comfortable clothing ourselves in man-made concepts and hiding behind them, of dressing up as an individual, a person, an ‘I’, that these, and many other labels, have come to define us.
Eventually, after layering on so many definitions about who we are, these ideas become burdensome, heavy, restrictive, and we seek to throw them off. When we throw off the ideas which restrict the natural expression of life, we find ourself again as a child, naked, exposed, and free. We come to see this is nothing to be feared or ashamed of, for what is exposed is our divinity.