Tuesday, September 1, 2009

the penis and the vagina


No...this is not about anatomy, sex, being male or female...and the like.

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Curious? Uncomfortable?

I will tell you I'm 'unsteady' in selecting 'publish post' with this title.

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Think about it. About our 'cover-up' culture.

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I'm not advocating nudity. I'm talking about something bigger here...pay attention.

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Are we utterly aware of our elephants? You know, those things that we don't tell everyone - or anyone. Back to the title. We are human beings. We have many - alive - and functioning parts - internal and external. Where do you think we would be as a country if we were more open and honest in healthy dialogue regarding our "private parts"?

Take this to another level...

These secrets, beliefs, dreams, experiences, hopes, longings, insecurities, ideas...the list goes on.

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Sure, hiding is easy. We have mastered the art of doing so. (cubicles, large houses w/100 rooms, excessive shopping, distracting media, television, fast-food..etc)

These elephants are powerful when they exist solely in our head.
Don't you agree?
Sure we can shove them down, tuck them back, or cover them up - control them.

Let's face it. They are still there.

I don't know if I can describe a more challenging experience then when I allow others - those that I trust - to see these things.

Jesus is an example. He asks his followers to give up their control in exchange for life to its fullest. Give it up to who? I find that in prayer I can muster the words, thoughts, and wishes towards God in hopes that his large magic wand will cast her shiny eraser on my elephant...haha, maybe this works for some. It never has for me. In my experience, giving this control to Jesus - to God - has been the timely efforts of trusting those around me who love and care for me.

These conversations were profound. I allowed other 'spirits' if you will - into my pain, fear, and frustration.

Vulnerable - yes.

Empowering - yes.

I walk prouder, taller, and increasingly confident in a God that loves me unconditionally - a family of people that support me endlessly - and a growing drive to seek continuous freedom for others and myself.

Find people that can listen, support, and help you with your elephants...you might be suprised at how much they will honor your courage - they may just let you see some of theirs too.

Cheers - to a fuller life.

2 comments:

Cully Wright said...

your current posting reminded me of something i read in 'SexGod' -

dont know how far you've gotten but it was something i liked enough to write down and keep in case i needed to possibly share it with a good friend oneday...


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"what would it be like to be with someone who loves you exactly as you are?

if you see me for who i really am, the me that no one else has ever seen, the me that i wouldn't dare to show anyone else on the planet, the parts of me I'm not sure I want anybody to ever see, if I give you that kind of glimpse into the seat of my being, into my soul, will you still love me like you do now?

its our question for each other and its our question for God.

Unconditional, absolute acceptance.

From a lover, from God - its what we crave." -Rob Bell.
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Be you Jonathon Stalls.. you have absolutely no idea how much the world needs youre kind of thought and compassion and humanity. You are truly loved by everyone you have touched and that list is long.

have a great Wednesday BuddyBoy.
[cw]

Wayfaring Stranger said...

Soul streak, baby!!! Great post.