Michaux, Henri - Plume
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
from the afterword of Plume
Perhaps we are not made for one self. We are wrong to cling to it. The prejudice in favour of unity. Here as elsewhere the will, impoverishing and sacrificing.
In a double, triple, quintuple life, we would be more comfortable, less gnawed and paralysed by a subconscious hostile to the conscious mind.
The greatest fatigue of the day and of a life may be caused by the effort, by the tension necessary to keep the same self through the continual temptations to change it.
We want too much to be someone.
There is not one self. There are not ten selves. There is no self. ME is only a position in equiibrium. One among a thousand others, continually possible and always at the ready.
An average of 'mes', a movement in the crowd.
In the name of many I sign this book