When our two year old gets hurt, she cries. When she is done crying and getting some comfort from Mom and Dad she talks about how she got hurt. She only knows about 5 words but she points, mumbles about it, and reenacts the whole event so we can connect to how she was hurt and the pain she felt. She wants to know she was heard, she wants to know she is loved.
Little kids have no problem with nakedness. Seems like they want to be naked all the time. Somewhere along the line things that came natural to us when we were young got lost along the way and hidden away in the “I can’t talk about that anymore because I’m a grown up now” closet. I heard it said once that if you want to be free, be three. That sounds about right,…and yes,…. some things change as we get older but “the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Little kids are free to express, to love, to play, show emotion, to live simply, and to laugh. So lose the inhibitions, if our two year old can do it well with a 5 word vocabulary, you can too. Push through fear, and your pride, and with men you trust show them where you were hurt, and let them love you. Process pain, don’t let your pain process you. Let men see who you really are, it’s to much work to keep hiding. Bring yourself into the light and get a suntan from it, it feels good, and it will look good on you too.