At least that is what I told myself. The truth is closer to me just being a clutz.
It happens to me especially on the days when my brain is packed beyond what I can handle. It is why I venture out into nature. The fresh air, sunshine and sounds of wildlife clear the cob webs of my mind.
'Brushing off the dirt' has become synonymous with resetting something awful in our life. I believe the bigger problem is the poison that we have allowed into our life. We seem to have no problem brushing off the dirt, while we suck back carcinogens, alcohol and fast food.
We seem to base everything on what we see and smell, not to mention how it tastes.
One of the reasons why I respect (properly-run) science so much is because it longs for truth. It looks at things under the microscope and inside the body to see what kind of damage it can do. We spend a lot of time making sure our hair and make up, nails and skin looks OK but the products we are using are causing BIG damage in to our insides and the environment. Our obsession with how things look outweighs the actual damage that it is causing.
Similarly, the dirt in our lives comprises the chapters in our book. The lines in our face tell the stories of our travels. When I see someone with dirt under their nails, I know they are ALIVE and LIVING.
Dirt is synonymous with gossip. If you are transparent about your 'dirt', it isn't half as fun for the media to comment on it.
Dirt should not be used as a negative analogy for anything. It is the earth beneath our feet that grows our food, houses many of our animals and is a major component in the ecosystem that keeps us alive.
Just like the dirt you walk on, the dirt of your past and present is part of the make up of who you are and you should expect it for your future because it's also going to play a significant role in your healing.
I am thankful for falling today because it snapped me out of the terrible echo chamber that my thoughts were stuck in.
Being grounded isn't so bad!
Now go play in the muck!
"I am a dirt person. I trust the dirt. I don't trust diamonds and gold."