Category: naked philosophy

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The Other Side of the [Naked] Coin?

Okay, real quick because its late. Is it possible there are some people so unhappy with their physical body that EVEN IF it was totally legal and customary to be nude anywhere, they still would not do it?

I was moved to think this question after watching some television programs with my wife and seeing people out and about who I was incapable of imagining being “happy” nude. Please, hear me out on this, the reasoning is IF there are “secret” Home Nudists walking among us everyday, then there must correspondingly be a “Clothesists” segment of the population who really, really love clothing. This is the other side of the coin in my title today.

Even a person devoted to clothing and achieving their best look everyday must occasionally think about skinny-dipping, even if they imagined doing all by themselves in some isolated, far-away spot.

What kind of literature would help people be more happy with whatever body the universe has given them?

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Ignorance only persists when it remains unchallenged, and this may be one of the greatest opportunities of our time! So many options exist for writing positive, encouraging things, on many platforms, with many tiny voices together.

Centauri4, August 4th, 2018, “Naturism as a Way of Living” on tumblr

“The one thing you truly LOVE in life will be the most DIFFICULT to achieve happiness enjoying!”

“The one thing you truly LOVE in life will be the most DIFFICULT to achieve happiness enjoying!”

Centauri4, “Naturism as a Way of Living” on tumblr

What we believe should always govern how we act.What we wear…

What we believe should always govern how we act.
What we wear should always demonstrate who we are.
How we treat each other should ALWAYS align with these two principle.

Respecting our own bodies means respecting other people’s bodies. Committing not to be abused, threatened or harmed by others, means committing not to do those things ourselves! Teaching children to respect ALL people and ALL civil, socially agreeable behaviors, means guiding them not to “freak out” when someone wears few or no clothing.

Clothing is not the person, we are underneath it.
Clothing is not “armor” and beneath it we are soft and vulnerable!
To regard a person as tough because of their choice in clothing, is similar to regarding a person safe inside an automobile! Both may be “shields”, but neither changes the “us” inside!

Reversing generations of “people packaging” is a noble goal. Bringing a new level of respect to our basic human form is very important, it may reduce violence, lessen hatred, and end warfare between neighboring peoples.

We all need that!

#EquallyNude #NakedEquality

“The older I get, the more frequently I seem to think, ‘Have I done enough to help people and leave…”

“The older I get, the more frequently I seem to think, ‘Have I done enough to help people and leave an impression on the world?’ and I do not think there is anything wrong with it.”

Centauri4

“Are we, “We are what we are!” or, “What are we?” in the acceptance of our…”

“Are we, “We are what we are!” or, “What are we?” in the acceptance of our simple human forms? Is humanity changing, evolving, or could it be the generations of changes we accept that reshapes us gradually into something new? My guess is each person’s opinion is based half on what they believe, and half on what they are capable of believing!”

Centauri4, Naturism as a Way of Living on tumblr.

The fantasy of our existence lives inside a box and there it…

The fantasy of our existence lives inside a box and there it will remain until we remove the lid and step out of the box! The fantasy existence of your imagination knows “the path” and you are entirely capable of walking “the path” although the way my seem uphill and what lies beyond the bend is unknown.

Centauri4, “The Path” text as an observation, Naturism as a Way of Living on tumblr.

“Are you still dreaming of things friends have already done?”

“Are you still dreaming of things friends have already done?”

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madeinthenude: Nudist in the House. It can be, and is, a real…

madeinthenude:

Nudist in the House.

It can be, and is, a real thrill to be sneaky about nudity. There’s always the chance of getting caught. There’s the risk of what might happen. A lingering question of, “How far can I go?”

But that’s not what we’re really asking. We’re really asking, “What would it be like to live like this all the time?” The issue is admitting it to ourselves and acting on it.

It’s scary admitting something personal. Especially when a game or passing fancy turns out to play a very active role in our lives. What it comes down to is knowing ourselves and our families.

Honesty is a key component of nudity and a healthy family. It’s unreasonable to be 100% honest. There are some things our families may not want to know or understand. But it doesn’t matter as long as we are being honest with ourselves.

Nudism isn’t about hiding who we are. It’s about finding out more about ourselves and enjoying our life. If we find we enjoy being nude in whatever form it takes, we need to admit it to ourselves and embrace it as part of our lives.

If nudity is a part of our life, then we should find what our families think of it. If they are okay with it then our time of sneaking about might be over. Then let’s see how far can we go?

It’s a big, brave world out there with endless possibilities. Don’t let dishonesty and fear hold you back from what you enjoy.

Text by Made in the Nude. Photo posted by sexyquintets

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Photo retrieved from benaked-nakedisbest

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This is a great little write-up and pulls into the light an important aspect of “personal living” and how the life we imagine for ourselves intersects with the REALITY of the life we actually create – or allow to exist FOR ourselves. Or the world we “permit” to exist all around us; which leads to a question of influence and the degree we collectively shape this reality OR allow it to continue shaping itself.

Naked philosophy, I think.

I have been thinking about this for the past few days, so it is coincidental someone else should write about a related “cause and effect” type scenario!

In one world, we (nudists) exist, have defined beliefs, and conduct ourselves in specific ways, but LARGELY remain isolated from each other and independent.

In another world, we (nudists) believe in a defined existence, follow those beliefs daily while also being open and candid about them, seek to inform others of OUR beliefs, gain a degree of acceptance wherever possible, and also “socially network” with each other as a means of support, reassurance, comfort and growth as a defined group.

Hopefully I have written a useful contrast of the two “Ways of Living” in the last two paragraphs and each reader will find something true for themselves in one of the two! Networking and “outing” ourselves is not for every nudist, in fact some prefer to keep their passion FOR nudity a confidential thing, a personal thing, and share it only with the very closest family – and that is okay.

Time and time again, over the past two decades I have read personal accounts, some undoubtedly true and some a bit fictional or embellished, where persons admitting a LOVE of nudity to their close family (such as parents) and being told, ‘Well, as long as you only do it at home, make certain the Living Room curtains are closed AND keep a robe or dressing gown close by for answering the front door, then “it” (your nudity) will be okay.’

Even this is a great thing! Even this is a beginning!
Even this builds awareness and acceptance!
And yes, this takes courage, focus, discipline and honesty.

Anytime we take ANY closely held belief and USE IT as the basis of our character, as reasoning in all of our actions, consistently, then it BECOMES the definition if who we are as individuals! Sure, it is also possible to be inflexible in our beliefs, and this is where the believer becomes defined as a “fanatic”, zealot, or “that nutty naked guy”; so we use caution and expand others’ awareness of our ways very slowly.

What other beliefs or reasoning do we maintain that may be perceived EXACTLY the same way?

Anyone, anywhere can “go too far” and be unnaturally aggressive in their belief system, and when this happens – when “upset”, imbalance and instability are perceived, then RESISTANCE will be the result! So too may Nudism be perceived, in communities where the body is defined as sacred and holy or something to be hidden and protected; but that is the extreme opposite end of the spectrum of social existence. The covering of bodies from head to toe, but as I wrote earlier (in my mind) this is like taking the greatest works of G-d and putting them in a “museum” where only a privileged few EVER get to appreciate them/ourselves!

I would rather live in a world surrounded by naked beauty, be respectful of nudity everyday (as a personal choice) and conduct myself with reverence for G-d’s work than see some of the other awful ways too many people treat each other!

Thank you for reading this addition. Please do quote me!

Naked Philosophy:How do we decide the things we like are worthy…

Naked Philosophy:

How do we decide the things we like are worthy of being permitted?

Many things we share, or exhibit, are worn or displayed because of the inherent beauty represented to us. A diamond set in a ring is beautiful because of its strength, the craftsmanship required to cut facets on it, and also because of the way it interacts with light. Clouds and sunrises or sunsets are praised for very similar properties. There are so many things in the category of objects we adore, cherish and show to ANYONE willing to allow us a moment of their time!

Should the miracle of the human body be in this category? It has beauty, appeal, grace, strength and other amazing properties we cannot (yet) duplicate by any manmade means; so why do we “hide” or conceal it? Mostly, in many cultures, it is permissable to smile, show the face, allow arms and legs to be uncovered, and I feel this expresses an appreciation of the work of G-d! We are humbled by the skill necessary to create human beings, we cherish life greatly, adore tiny babies, praise the creativity and artistry of children as they learn and master the world around them. We do not seek out the most beautiful man or woman and escort them to a museum (a prison of sorts), where only a privileged few may gaze upon the beauty. No.

Some people may argue in favor of concealment because the practice protects what we value, but would it not be much BETTER to teach everyone to respect the beauty of humanity? To always defend life, to believe each unique person is a glorious work of creation we only barely understand, and to praise every effort put forth to gain strength, build physical coordination, increase endurance, sharpen the mind, develop language skills or SIMPLY enjoy being human as the woman in this photograph is clearly doing!

Spread to word. Spread the love! Build trust and respect!
STOP destroying the handiwork of G-d!

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