Changing The Basics

Touchstone By Touchstone, 5th Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Second post in the blog, exploring how changing the simple things is often easy but very effective.

Changing The Basics

So, ladies and gentlemen, anonymous internet readers, and all other eyes reading my words, the time has come for change, time for the "unplugging" in the first post of the blog to begin.

Sounds hard doesn't it. Change.

It's not. All I want you to do for me is to take off your socks.

I, like many of you, have worn socks my entire life, and when I'm not wearing them, I wear slippers, or sandals or whatever. It just seems somehow necessary.

But I know a girl who walks around barefoot unless she absolutely has to wear socks and shoes. The said girl finds this perfectly natural, and I suppose she must have been doing it all her life, unlike me. It intrigued me.

So, I tried it myself. I assume, of course, that you are at home reading this, but if not, then you could just pull off your shoes perhaps, to avoid giving the boss of your office an unwanted whiff of your cheese-scented feet.

Anyway, it's possible that it was only because I was really focusing on the sensations, but I instantly felt more relaxed. Socks tend to be quite compressing, I think, they have to be to stay on, and when you go without, your feet can really relax.

It's strange, but I then walked around the house and garden for the rest of the day with no socks, and lo and behold, I felt much more free, relaxed, and happy. Simply by taking off my socks.

I think that there are many things like this, which just seem necessary because we've done them for so long, and I think that by learning to try out different things, we open our minds slightly more each time. Eventually, who knows, you may become unplugged without even noticing it.

Perhaps more than we suspect is governed by feelings like this, the need to do something simply because we have always done it. Like wearing a tie. Or finding a boring job. Or not standing up for what we believe.

Try it, dear reader, take off your socks for this blog writer who is ever so polite, and enjoy yourself.

I seek to change you, as I have already said. But I think that working from the small things up is the way to go. It makes it easier, and much more enjoyable.

Spread the word. Spend the week without socks whenever you're at home, and see how it makes you feel.


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An artist and writer who thinks far too much. Fluent in various languages, and a daydreamer, constantly dwelling on matters outside the ordinary.

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author avatar smoothoperator
7th Aug 2010 (#)

Whether it is socks or jocks it is the same. A real feeling of joy unleashes itself.

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author avatar Denise O
4th Oct 2010 (#)

This Alabama women is fixing to go outside with out shoes or socks, as I always do.:)
I wear shoes when ever I have
to and that is it.
I try to do the same with life, as your article truly reflects.
Thanks for sharing.

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