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
Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.