Author Topic: What's the difference?  (Read 9414 times)

eyesup

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2328
    • View Profile
Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2015, 05:31:18 PM »
I don't perceive the connections the same as Jbee, but I understand his view. When I am naked outside my appreciation is heightened and I am reminded that everything I see is a part of what God has made available for me if only I make the effort to see it. The landscape I see is the way it is because of a long process that is not apparent unless you stop to consider what is in front of you and how it came to be. It has more meaning and value for me when I try to see the bigger picture.

Maybe it's because I am free of all the detritus that we carry around daily. I have sloughed all that off and it doesn't remind me of that part of life. I am able for a short period to focus on more significant aspects of our existence.

I think we all see the same things through different binoculars. Talking about what that is and why it's important is why I keep coming back here.

Duane

jbeegoode

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4397
    • View Profile
Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2015, 08:41:19 PM »
There I was, attempting to get a teaching job that I could have passion for, and in taking advantage of Dubya’s program, I went back to school to get an edge as “highly qualified” in science. I just needed a few more credits and went back to the local junior college for some geology, something that I always loved. My intellect has always enjoyed putting the pieces of observation of nature together. I was blessed with a wonderful inspiring teacher and delved into my studies with fascination.

It had been that I could look up at the Catalina Mountains from my home and sense the miracle of a God. When the classes ended, all I saw was the image of ten thousand feet of mass sliding off in one event, or classification of rock and…etc. I was feeling at a loss.
The ailment disappeared over years. I think that naturism, as well as time, helped my diverse perspectives return in a more comfortable harmony with each other.

We all have thousands of different personalities and perspectives running around when we look at ourselves honestly; any may come to the fore at a given moment. It is good to sit back and enjoy the ride, observe and accept. Then, within and without, it is all good and things change.

Hoboy, this will sound wild. The last few years, I have focused more on unlearning. The state of not seeing the past, or the evolution, the why, or the how, is what I seek. When I'm not seeing the saguaro as a saguaro, nor green, nor plant, nor any other association, I am just being, just awareness, and there is then more in the nothingness. Naked is not naked, just more awareness, as it is. There is only a moment, and time no longer exists. There is breath and anywhere awareness takes me. I am simply that which watches. Mind and thought are not in the fore, but stashed away in insignificance.

This state is where nature and life reside. The act of simply walking bare all over in nature is in sync with that. Each step takes care of itself, a seemingly simple matter, under the radar in the usual, but when the effects of intellect dissipate, it becomes amazing and what may be called gratitude spontaneously flows. It is as if the first step taken as a child.
Jbee
« Last Edit: July 08, 2015, 09:13:32 PM by jbeegoode »
Barefoot all over, all over.

jbeegoode

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4397
    • View Profile
Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2015, 10:21:55 AM »
I happened to stumble upon this today. This woman has captured my sense of it all, as I stated just above this as “wild,” but she, in a more radical naturist act. This video is quite beautiful. Does anyone recognize this lake?

http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/video/blue-hue/embed

Her statement about why she is doing this and her naturism is here
.
http://tashbrooks.com/statement/

I relate.
Jbee
« Last Edit: July 10, 2015, 10:33:54 AM by jbeegoode »
Barefoot all over, all over.

Karla

  • Administrator
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 123
    • View Profile
Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2015, 10:40:41 AM »
I happened to stumble upon this today. This woman has captured my sense of it all, as I stated just above this as “wild,” but she, in a more radical naturist act. This video is quite beautiful. Does anyone recognize this lake?

http://tv.thebmc.co.uk/video/blue-hue/embed

Her statement about why she is doing this and her naturism is here
.
http://tashbrooks.com/statement/

Nice find! I was wondering where those lakes are. She's based in Anglesey so they must be Welsh. The water looks lovely and clear. Not like swimming in the peaty soup you get in Scotland! I definitely understand what she is saying. I love skinny dipping in mountain rock pools for the same reason. Swimming pools are so boring and artificial to me now. I actually prefer the wild swimming to the hill walking for the most part.

I'm impressed that she can go in when there's snow everywhere. I've gone into rock pools fed by melted snow but it's a real challenge. I've enjoyed swimming rivers and rock pools when it has been raining though.

eyesup

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2328
    • View Profile
Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2015, 05:31:07 PM »
Swimming in snow melt! Amazing!

The coldest water I've been swimming in is about 57 F. In the summer I went from an air temp of about 90-95 to 57, it was a shock. It took my breath away. After a bit I acclimatized. I imagine that water to be in the 35-40 F range. Impressive! In one scene I saw her hands shaking as she was shivering, yet she manages to remain submerged.

I would experience shortness of breath then after a bit but it went away if I stayed active and in the water. I asked my doctor once and he said it is common among divers and not to worry. Just don't overexert till your breathing returns to normal.

I was also impressed with the camera operator till I saw the credits. I guess she placed the camera and filmed herself. Reminded me of jmf from the olde site.

Thanks for the links, Jbee.

Duane

nuduke

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1823
    • View Profile
Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2015, 12:38:49 AM »
Well I never,

That video was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen!  Not only is that sequence an expression of true, in-the-blood naturism but a thing that I would love to do myself, a lot, in the same way as she seems to do.  I wouldn't video it! Tubby 60+ bloke splashing about isn't very worth watching.  However, image of athletic person with capable swimming style and tenaciously conquering the elements in naked freedom is a work of art.

What that also shows is that you can get in a mountain lake even in winter and not die of exposure ....too quickly!  She must be a tough and resilient spirit indeed.  That she does the swims and joins nature in whatever the circumstances of weather, in itself is totally admirable.  Even in that short video the spirit was so positive and so strong. A qualification for achieving such swims may be to be 20 something and physically fit as a fiddle rather than old and unfit.  But....Maybe one day...maybe soon...?

John

Davie

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 335
    • View Profile
Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2015, 06:44:00 PM »
Great video.Looks like LLyn Llydaw with the Miners Track going up to Snowdon but I'd not be 100% on that!

Davie  8)

JOhnGw

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 701
  • Almost anything worth doing is better done naked.
    • View Profile
Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2015, 10:39:14 PM »
Jbee - I've just caught up with your 8th July post and I really like the idea that your mountain  is simultaneously a wonderful creation of God, ten thousand feet of mass sliding off in one event, a classification of rock, an exploitable mineral resource and innumerable other things.
To me it epitomises the total plurality of the world in which we live, a plurality which free range naturism seems to make more evident to me as we immerse ourselves more totally in both our natural and our man-made artificial environments.
JOhn

Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
George Bernard Shaw, Maxims for Revolutionaries

eyesup

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2328
    • View Profile
Re: What's the difference?
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2015, 06:21:37 PM »
There is also the history.

I am not familiar with Jbee's area, but once you get out away from all the development here, it's amazing how easy it is to find evidence of ancient peoples that once lived here. For me I will stop and consider what passed here hundreds of years ago.

Looking at these landscapes it is difficult to imagine how people moved here, hunted here and managed to make a life. Confronted with an expanse of desert that, on foot, takes weeks to cross never ceases to amaze me. And they did it all the time.

Duane