So much of our life is complicated and it is often made so because of our attempts to manipulate others. A habit–a standard way of dressing in a simple way is a way beyond all of this. For a week or two find a couple of standard, versatile outfits and wear them over and over. Keep the outfits simple and find ways to adapt them to the weather. The key is to make your clothes a non-issue so that you can open yourself to engaging others without the barrier of the manipulation that can often be a part of our style.
Don a Habit
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Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of This is My Body: From Obesity to Ironman, My Journey Into the True Meaning of Flesh, Spirit, and Deeper Faith (Convergent/Random House 2015).