A freelancing free-spirited Jersey girl who is currently crisscrossing the globe without a map or a plan. Follow along with me at travelingstrange.com.
I've always had a strong sense of self. I daresay that I had a level of self-awareness as a five-year old that most people don't develop until they are in their 50s. Some would call being an "old soul" or wise beyond your years. It is generally considered to be a good thing. And from an outsiders point of view, I can recognize how that could appear to be the case. But, of course, the reality is far more complex.
Gymnosophist is a term the ancient Greeks used to describe the “naked wise men” or the “naked philosophers” of India. Suffice to say, spiritual nudity has had a long tradition in India, as well as in yogic practice. In Sanskrit, the practice of nude yoga is called Nagna Yoga or Vivastra Yoga.
We're in an interesting time socially and politically. Many people called it divided, but I would say that the divisions are just more visible now. Two, three, five years before, the type of conversations that are being held on race, class, religion, gender, culture would never have been a part of public discourse. Not because these issues weren't there, but because there was this idea that we were "past" these things as a society.