I am taking a six week meditation intro course. It’s hard and frustrating and maybe not for me. But sometimes I really like what the teacher has to say.
He told a parable I had to share. You’re an early human. You’re walking around and you keep stubbing your toes and scrapping your feet. What do you do? Cover the entire world in a mat? Weave a giant rug to protect your feet everywhere? In order to put it down you’d still cut yourself. What you should do is wrap up your own feet so they are protected. Once you’re safe you can look at clearing rocks or setting up mats for the world, but you have to care for yourself first in order to do the work.
Get some nice shoes. Or nice protection for whatever part of you is exposed.