It is so easy to undress yourself before someone you have come to know intimately. So simple to just bare IT ALL, even before a stranger; I know because I did it in boot camp before lots of strange women. After having done that a couple more times, the process became easier and more natural.
How easy is that!
…but can you handle true NAKEDNESS? Do you have the stamina to confide in another soul? To let someone else witness all of your fears, all of your hurts, all of your dreams, all of your past, all of your faults and shortcomings and mistakes, all of the different combinations that make you you, UNIQUE…?
Do you have the courage to let them in and see all of your loves, all of your rage, all of your scars, all of you…?
It’s not so easy now, is it?
In life, you will undoubtedly be naked many times, before a few small numbers of people perhaps, but ONLY a selected few, if even that, will witness your being TRULY NAKED.
It is not easy to let someone see you in all of your elements, to let them in your heart, in your life after so many collateral damages have been done.
After that, it is much easier, I’ll admit, to just lock your heart in a prison cell and throw away the key in the Atlantic Ocean…
It is not easy to cover yourself and uncover yourself before someone else after your true NAKEDNESS has been exposed and violated and trampled upon, after a solemn promise has been broken, a trust has been shattered to pieces…
So no, it is NOT an easy matter at all to be truly naked one time too many.
I know and I understand that.
Yet, you will have to find the strength, the willpower to do it again: to be genuine, to be kind, to be right, to be true, to be YOU…to ONE MORE PERSON.
Don’t lock away your heart simply because it has been fragmented; use it and take your mind with you wherever you decide to take your heart…