Stay with me on this one! To a certain extent, I wish that each layer of my skin were a different color like a stack of Lifesavers in a rainbow progression. Each layer would disappear over a set amount of time revealing the next color in the order. Within a week or so, I would be red, orange, yellow, green, blue etc. Beside the obvious reduction in racism, I think it would help get past a problem that I think many of us have. We cannot see past ourselves.
We see ourselves as consistent beings and therefore we act and think consistently with that picture. The truth is that we are always changing but those changes are so subtle that we do not perceive them. So when we truly do need to change, we think that it will be difficult or that we are incapable of change. At some point we need to recognize that we can be more than what we perceive that we are.
We need to be able to see the greatness that is on the horizon. Our progress or lack of it is a decision. Do we allow ourselves to see the person who is six layers of skin away? Or do we accept the “Who I have been is who I will be.” So the challenge is down to you.
Can you see the greatness inside of your own skin? Are you willing to do the things necessary to dig for that person that hides underneath? Or is your skin an imperceptible covering that gets washed down the drain of your shower along with your hopes and dreams? If only we were multicolored and could say, “by the time I turn green I’m going to ______________!” We are always shedding skin, so figure out what your ideal skin looks like and put it on underneath.
See the best you inside today.
1 thought on “The Next Layer of Skin”
This is a really interesting way of looking at things. Especially the idea that “by the time I’m green I’m going to…” I think we set these kinds of goals with time as a measuring stick, but we never stick with them because we lose focus. Different colored skin would definitely help haha.