Antigone, rebellious and intimate (5/7. The authority)


5nd part : The authority

In ancient Greece, men know and recognize in the eyes of their families, their relatives, their community. Women reserve the mirror that is out of the beauty, femininity, seduction. The reflection is everywhere. "There is no place that sees you," wrote Rilke. Can we exist without reflection ? Can one be aware without knowing ? The man should not see in the mirror for fear of being absorbed by its image. This image that manages to make us forget that we are here. If we think that we see, we hear, it resonates in us, and also the dream. Our image escapes us as soon as we see it. So the woman fits into the mirror when the man could lose its foundations. The dream, binomial memory, conceals time and numbs. What do we see when and ? The look and reflect and fantasy intermingle and can not be separated. See and experience merges with the Greeks. See, know ... but not too much, for if man is a marvel, in the direction of an incident, a fascinating fracture, it also contains its own terror, it exterminates and torture, and it is the only "animal" in this case.

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The identity is divided firstly into a base that is in us and we can not draw particular merit, our nature and education we received, and a constitutive movement of life that discovers items that are not listed in our nature or our education, but to be read at the height of our nature and our education. Much of this process happens without us even thinking about it. Yet it is essential, important and requires us to the ongoing review of this nature and of this education, as to the ongoing review of these developments through the prism of our nature and our culture. The balance, here again, is essential. There is no question of forgetting, or worse not be aware of our nature, forget or worse to lose the benefits of our education, to address the shores of novelty, or we will not be nothing but a tattered flag in the wind, we will have no way to judge the novelty and we risk seeing in this new some new, and to love him for it.

Cleavage according Creon

Creon divided into two camps interlocutors, those with him and those against him. It negotiates and more threatening those who oppose. The strength controls, when force should never be used to protect, and it is always so those who engage body and soul to the desire for power. Manier force as power, is to believe that fear is the engine power and established the authority when it is more like the caress of a parent on the cheek of the child after a cohosh stupidity. If power reign in practice, it must always be authority morning where he will believe stand on its own. Creon does not know where he speaks or at least he speaks of an imaginary place where he has just arrived and which did not exist before his arrival and was created by him for him. As if being king, Creon was not made of the same flesh elements, bone and genetic the day before its crowned. Creon places side by side and assigns a king of identity that forgets where he comes from and what it has in its past which is cleared by his accession to power. If the identity turns a research and partly a building built by his tastes and choices, while an identity exists background, even predates, us before we. Too many identities are written today, in crystallizing this bottom or only on research, when the balance presides identity.

L’enantiodromos, the fork of life

Creon is transformed into a tyrant. He became what he imagines to have to be. It's'enantiodromos, this time and this place to the Greeks, which says the true nature of a man when, at the crossroads, he must face the choice of the route to follow. L’enantiodromos is the fork where one is born that becomes ... Like an upstart taking possession of the thunder of Zeus, Creon lacks education and understanding of power that can not be given to him by the authority. Creon believes in the law when he should first think in terms of duty. Being itself is never a habit, Identity is a research and affirmation, a enantiodromos permanent, as a siege, who am I ? Where am I going ? We must constantly challenge themselves and explore the mystery of life, caparisoned but what we know self and self-understanding in the world, that is to say that there are some certainties, it can not be nothing, otherwise there is no Antigone ...

Take upon oneself, transfiguration

It is difficult to understand in our time where there is individualism that action take the blame that one does not think of itself, one thinks of the other, but which necessarily is also evident, necessarily, for I have committed this kind of fault by action or omission, This fault is not unknown to me, action to endorse the fault that even if it is not obvious, could have been, therefore endorse the possibility of exposing my weakness, moment of intense humility and prodigious, transgresses my ego and forces him out of his comfort ; this gesture causes, without even I have to call my wishes or to seek, crossing the membrane that separates me from another in me that I do not know yet, another that surpasses my nature, maybe another pay-natural, transfiguration allows me to become more than me.