Badassery Magazine June 2018 Issue 25 - Page 20

being. How do we treat the house of royalty? We take off our shoes at the door. We feel privileged to lay our feet on her marble floors. We don’t take our invitation for granted. We don’t knock over the house’s treasures. Have mercy on my soul for what I’m about to say. You know in Twi- light when Bella was pregnant with a vampire child? She started craving blood. She started chang- ing, because that which was inside her was powerful (and potentially evil, but that’s besides the point). I’m telling you that inside you lives something powerful. Once you realize that, the way you see your physical self starts to change. Naked meditation is powerful, because you go back to how you were when you were born. It’s like stripping off ego and returning to your core self. Actionable step: Meditate. Set the mood (with pillows, candles, or 19 whatever strikes your fancy). Sit upright. Breathe. Let your stomach fill with air with each breath. Focus on the rise and fall of your chest or the sound of your breathing. There is more than one way to meditate. Experiment and find something that makes you feel good. 5. Go outside and play mases ago, I went to an onsen with some of my childhood friends. “Onsen” is what the Japanese call “hot springs.” It’s a place filled with gender-specific baths, and, of course, you have to be naked. The one we went to was beauti- ful. It was like being in the Garden of Eden, pre-Fall, circa that time when there was nothing shameful about our sexual organs. Say what, now? Yes, you’ll be able to take in more vitamin D if you do it naked. And vitamin D is a great mood and im- mune system booster. You could just go outside naked for a good 10 to 15 minutes. I don’t know h ܁ȁ͔)͕Ёȁȁɐ)ԁͽɥم丁%ԁeЁ)ͥЁȁ͔ԁձ)Ѽ́ݡɔՑ䁥́)ݕԁх)ͼ)]$݅́)ݼ ɥд)Aɔͥչȁѡ)ոЁ݅ѕȰȴ)ɽչɕ̸ͻeЁѡ)ͽչٕ)Q)͔q)չt$ɕ䁙Ёѡ)䁝ɱ́$͡ɕ)иQٕͅѥݕ쁥)݅́ɕٕѽ䁅Ցеɕ)Qɔ́ͽѡЁ͡)ͥ́ѡЁ́ԁѼ))ѥѕQɔɔ)ɥ̽ѡѥɕͽ)ɥeԁձѼ