I am reposting this for my mother, who despite her modern life and new beginnings in the city she would have the need to be barefoot at least once each day. The need to walk in red dirt, barefoot, during her vacations home was something she never got tired of and would do whenever she visited her home down south.
The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Feeling “grounded” is an increasingly uncommon experience in this day and age, and it should be, considering we no longer regularly touch the groundwith our bare feet, as nature intended.
It is no great mystery that the human foot was designed, over countless millenia, to be in direct contact with the Earth, the literal and symbolic ground of our being. And the Earth is no inert substance, but rather a living and breathing entity (of which we are but a mere part) capable of infusing us with its life, ‘singing the body electric,’ as Walt Whitman once mused.
Indeed, the Earth breathes life into us through a continual stream of free electrons…
It is well established, though not widely known, that the surface of the earth possesses…
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