At this point, we have found a much greater sense of liberation. It comes out of the adjustment of our attitudes. We have been making a commitment at the beginning of each nude trek to stay nude throughout. We have been dropping any covering into a bag, or just using sun protectors to cushion our shoulder’s pack straps. We then are nude with no real way to cover, or quickly dress.
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This action says to our “civilized” selves that we are surrendering and embracing nature as a being which is more a part of nature. We are walking as we are, accepting our bodies as they are, a vehicle to navigate and be aware of what life simply is.
As we are abandoning all defense, we become free of other’s judgements, and expectations of our bodies. We accept ourselves as others must accept us, for what these bodies are, what they look like, what they express, nothing to hide, and the honesty. We are genuinely not hiding.
We feel that our illusions are reduced to the stark simple reality of our being, which is two people out on a trail, exploring, fully experiencing the blessing of our God given humanity. We breathe, we watch ourselves move, we observe how the world around us naturally interacts with a natural form. Warmth, body temperature, the multitudes of subtle sensory experiences are endless. A stone’s shape under foot, a brush against skin, a stretch, it is all observed as it happens, as Grace in action.
In our resolve and our joy of the moment, when someone comes by, our reactions have been to observe that other’s reactions. We have not felt self-conscious or uncomfortable. It is as if our attitude and abandon, as a part of wondrous nature, has given us normality there. Now, the others are out of place and a curiosity. They may perceive us as out of place, after all, we are the less usual hikers, but we can no longer identify as anything but natural healthy and a part of. We accept ourselves fully and it is then less conceivable that someone else could correctly not be accepting of us.
We are free of defensive actions. We are not in stealth, or hiding, so that we not become attacked. The next bend isn’t a threat. Our ears, long trained to listen for others and react quickly in fear, covering up, constantly at the ready, is replaced by simply listening to all, with our notice.
Beginning in practice to walk the walk, we rapidly arrive at the authentic walk. When we are at the ready to be ourselves and share our moment’s joy, to smile and greet, as a tactic, we naturally just become focused on these positives and become them. The act drops away.
Yes, there are moments of out of place, or a sense that walking up to and greeting someone while nude feels awkward, but surprisingly, it falls away nearly instantly. Our eyes are seeing outwardly, instead of looking from the outside in. There is the curiosity of the other’s reaction, the other’s elephant in the closet as they converse, but it seems that they soon realize that we are just like them, only naked, nothing more. At the most, it gives them something to think about.
In time, we do not continue in a sense of being more bold, more revolutionary, or defiant. We don’t continue to fear in our ingrained social barriers, our inhibitions, and our insecurities. Our need to conform diminishes. We are no longer more bold, more revolutionary, or defiant. We become more comfortable as our natural selves.
When we find ourselves comfortable in nature. When someone else is encountered, they are observed and accepted as they are, they are a curiosity, like any other piece of creation. Our hearts go out to our world as one and then here comes another part of it, another human.
The overall attitude and experience seems to be more liberated. When we are not being distracted by concern of hiding our bodies during encounters, we are free to focus on our naturism. We quickly dissolve into the wonderful place that we are, our being. We get more delight out of it. We feel that we are getting more out of our naturist experience during the 90% plus of the time that we are alone. We are in the right place, not someone’s imposed sense of out of place when nude. Taking off in nude abandon, ready to be a positive greeting to any encounters, there is a renewed sense of purpose and a sense of emancipation. We feel more free and right with the world. We are walking freely in the world as is our birthright, nude. We are going miles freely and unencumbered, with little to no issues. We have left our concerns, for the most part, behind with our past attitudes and strategies. We have a sense of the belief that we are free at last. We are in pursuit of happiness and spirit and finding it.
We are finally living as is our preference, which is nude as our authentic nature.