shedding the layers to get deeper,
to go beyond borders,
stepping away from shelter.
this skin no longer fits,
it feels tight and i need to grow,
i am closed up and i need to breath.
peeling away the layers
that disguise the heart and soul
keeping it hidden from the world.
our skin is our main layer of protection, wrapping up all our delicate and intricate organs, bones and tissue. It is the most dicernable part of ourselves- what is seen and touched. At times it is all we know of ourselves, not able to perceive all that it keeps guarded.
It is the boundary between the inner and outer environment. to know what lies inside can seem impossible. The senses seem suited for experiencing the external. we cannot touch,hear or see our internal landscape, not in the automatic way we do with our surroundings.
but consciously we can explore that which is within us: those physical, emotional and mental aspects that are never seen, but constantly being affected and having affect on the outside world around us.