In this post I want to focus on the second positive spiritual aspect of nudity, that of openness. Openness is not simply being clothes-less. It is a state of mind that has barriers removed so that one allows the self to be seen as well as allowing the self to see without filters, without preconceived notions. The image to the right shows a woman who has been photographed nude by Carl-Magnus Dumell. The title given was “openness.” By openness, I assume the fact that the subject was nude was the reason for the title. As I look at the image, I get the sense of vulnerable rather than open as she would be experiencing it at a deeper than surface level, at a psychological and spiritual level.