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a conversation on joy, freedom and limitations


Today, I had the following e-mail conversation with my brother-in-spirit Simon Ohler.


Louis:



fucking love this


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Simon:


omg how fucking glorious????!!!?!?!?!? the sheer vagrance


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L:

(I consulted the I Ching, ‘the book of changes’, with a question about my priority of the day:)


Priority of the day for me btw, concerning freedom:


“Only when he clearly recognizes that passion brings suffering, can he make up his mind to turn away from the lower pleasures and to strive for the higher. Once this decision is sealed, he finds true joy and peace, and inner conflict is overcome.”


I LOVE the next sign, 60 (limitation/discipline), so beautiful, so much to learn for me there:


“Unlimited possibilities are not suited to man; it they existed, his life would only dissolve in the boundless. to become strong, a man’s life needs the limitations ordained by duty and voluntarily accepted. The individual attains significance as a free spirit only by surrounding himself with these limitations and by determining for himself what his duty is.”


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l


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S:


we talked about this ... it's emotional to have never had this youth. I feel my body longing. not sure how to reclaim this. the fact that I can't skate (like that) is a real tragedy in my life.

lemme check the lines

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L:


you had the band!

and also, I think, this is also the ideal, the romantic archetype almost, I long for it as well, always – but it is also fleeting, i guess that’s what makes it so melancholically beautiful

and then the advice of the I Ching today, about joy and limitation/freedom – kind of perfectly is the ‘adult’ response to this, don’t you think? The beauty in finding discipline, a different kind of joy


Only when he clearly recognizes that passion brings suffering, can he make up his mind to turn away from the lower pleasures and to strive for the higher. Once this decision is sealed, he finds true joy and peace, and inner conflict is overcome.

It’s kind of crazy actually, now that I think about it.

This video. With these comments about joy, freedom and limitations.

Onwards and upwards!


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S:


true, the band was good. I guess the longing is also for the freedom that I'm trying to reclaim now. less work more play, as to not be a dull boy. I love the action and the full-on-ness. the unabashedness. I remember, band was also a lot about "doing it right". guy who told me now to relax and be a son also told me to bring back rocknroll. I like that, I want rocknroll looseness. loosey goosey.


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L:

Yes!

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