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I dont know what it is about running around barefoot all of the time but I do. Whether it is letting the sand aquish between my toes or tip toeing across the black pavement to check my mail. I am always bearfoot and I sometimes even drive barefoot!

When i visit a park the first thing that come off is my shoes so i can feel the earth beneath my toes. It makes me feel connected to our sacred mother.





The Earth is our Mother
We must take care of her
The Earth is our Mother
We must take care of her

Her sacred ground we walk upon
With every step we take
Her sacred ground we walk upon
With every step we take

The Earth is our Mother
She will take care of us
The Earth is our Mother
She will take care of us

:D I love this chant!
MoonFlower11 MoonFlower11 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 3, 2010

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Your Welcome! :D

I saw a discussion on CSPAN in which Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, spoke about how technology changes us. And the very first example he used was shoes. He said they offered protection but caused us to lose touch with the earth. So we gain something but lose something, too: a vital connection that we've been "hard wired" to experience for millennia. I don't think most people consider shoes technology, but they are, in fact. Some believe all technology is irresistible. I think man's future depends, however, upon resisting some technology where it hurts us. We are discovering that our technology cannot surpass one and a half million years of natural selection which have perfected the foot. Can we use our alleged reason to resist the technology of shoes? Will we redesign our world to make it more barefoot friendly? And, if so, how ironically sweet that reason might lead us back to an age-old practice which is so literally sensational: barefooting!



Thanks for your comment, MoonFlower11, and for your chant reminding us of our connection with earth. Enjoy your barefooting!

Your Welcome!

I love barefeet too! I live in a place where it's snowwy three quarters of the year so the minute the snow melts, my shoes come off, and i refuse to put them back on till first snowfall. :) that is a lovely chant thanks for sharing!