Zits Pt 1: A Profile

I’ve had many, and have a few at the moment, but the one that is always special to me is my Bindi Zit. For anyone not familiar with the term, a bindi is a painted decoration worn between the eyebrows by women in South Asian countries like India. Although traditionally the mark has a religious significance, it is now worn more as a fashion, both by modern Hindus and by Madonna, Shakira, Gwen Stefani, and the like.

As you can probably guess by its name, my bindi zit also decorates that area directly between my eyebrows…more frequently than I’d like, though much less frequently in my mid-thirties than in the past.

According to Wikipedia, The area between the eyebrows (where the bindi is placed) is said to be the sixth chakra, agni, the seat of “concealed wisdom”. According to followers of Tantrism, this chakra is the exit point for kundalini energy. The bindi is said to retain energy and strengthen concentration. and is also said to protect against demons or bad luck.

I can’t say I’ve ever noticed too many positive side effects from my bindi zit, but I do like to flatter myself that I have so much ‘concealed wisdom’ that the zit is a sign of it trying to come out.

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