Ok, so my daughter is 2, almost 3 years old. As some of you may be familiar with, that particular age comes with a particular amount of... will. I won't go too deep into that. Just say that one of the ways this... will shows up for her is that apparently she will not wear shoes. As soon as she possibly has the opportunity to, she takes them off. As a parent, I do enforce the need to wear them from time tom time (like when it is minus 16 degrees Celsius outside, or when the ground is covered in glass and nails and whatnot). But I also vividly remember how my own feet felt closed in, crammed, tied down and sometimes even imprisoned in most of my shoes as a child. It seemed that the shape of my feet didn't fit well in any shoes that were made. I couldn't wait to get to the point where I could kick my shoes off and finally let my toes spread out as much as they wanted, and actually feeling the ground beneath my soles, and the air on the skin of my foot and ankle. My daughter apparently has inherited this attitude. I do worry that she will run onto something sharp and hurt herself, but I also don't want to deprive her from the feeling of freedom and of being connected with the ground she walks on and beneath that I can see she also loves.
I still love taking my shoes of. To me it is absolute bliss to just connect sole to grass, rock, sand, moss. And to let the roots of your soul travel down through the feet and deep into the earth, feeling connected to it in a very real, sensual way.
Anyways, the feet is a part of the body that many seem to dislike, so take a moment, step outside and set them bare against the ground, take a deep breath and think about something you like about your feet.
Have a beautiful week!