For many, I Similar to the love mentioned by Plato Banquet: It’s just lack, it has nothing, it’s pure negativity: not being beautiful, it seeks beauty, being poor, it craves wealth, not being good, it is interested in good, not rejoicing. After the joy
I am like this: what he wants, he has nothing; It is a knot of hollows that remains intact with difficulty, breaks frequently and hits gaps and cracks; So they have to be met. Avatars will depend on how and with what we fill the gaps that make up us
Of our existence.
The Psychology This will be serious and the self-help books are clear about it and agree to consider themselves as empty pitchers, as described in the previous paragraph.
First, the traumas responsible for the material with which we fill those holes in the soul and the blind forces that drag us down; For self-help gurus, we will be able to fill ourselves with active perseverance, work efficiently in the world and be rich and happy if we pay attention to their clear advice and put their practices into practice: obey the emotional coach, leave the delay. ..
There were and are other, less obvious ways to contain the self: according to Louis Powells, GI Gurdjieff, a European magician and occult teacher in the first half of the twentieth century, imposed a series of mental calculation exercises on his disciples, depriving them of attention and sleep. , “A great self, behind a thousand little ones I am moving, marked, ambitious.”
In that effort, Powells, Gurdjieff’s followers isolated themselves in a state of mental imbalance: it was worth that accidental, minimal self-cancellation (that I remember my sorrows, that I scratched my arm, that I looked out the window …), that plurality Makes us
Both mythology and poetry have experienced this turmoil over the centuries Gurdjieff Tried to keep quiet, both of them whispered beautiful holy words.
All over the world, in the ancient religions, there are many numbers of multi-headed and multi-limbed animals. In South India, there are three-legged or four-armed deities, such as Kali; In Japan, at the Kogen-Jiz Temple, eleven-headed deities are worshiped; In the Andes, Satan Umar has two faces crowned by a crest of twelve horns. Even Christian mythology tells us about the three heads, the trinity and the one and only Absolute Being: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit …
In PoetrySelf-fantasies are close to the plural suitable for mythology: Walt Whitman The leaves of his grass begin to shout: “I sing myself, a simple, isolated person… / Physiology, from head to toe, I sing (…) I, restless, resting in the midst of nature, / Lord of all or lady of all things, Vertical between inanimate objects “.
Then, the powerful American poet himself sang on his forming electric body. In other verses of his book, he confirms: “I am the one who is tormented by loving desires or finds comfort in singing”.
Neither for myth, nor for poetry we are trapped; We, for that powerful and ancient view of life, are entities full of voices that speak and oppose each other, able to sing and roar at the same time, voices that confirm themselves with their words or lead deep lives with their cries; We are the voice that is capable of whispering the truth or laughing at the biggest lie, brightest or most irrational ever told.
For this reason, instead of training it through psychotherapy or willpower practice, we need to create a verbal trap for it: enchant it with sweet songs, suggest puzzles and tell it mysteriously.
To inspire the soul, we must entice it with long stories, the ends of which are chained with curious new beginnings and enchant it with spells that shimmer like glass beads hanging on window sills and are blown away by the wind.