Sunday, November 17, 2019

Walk


Lohbado read a passage over breakfast from MIlle Plateaux by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari and reflected on it during morning walk. It's a poetic/philosophical text with images of the mind and thinking. The book begins with a famous section about rhizome image of knowledge, an open network of infinite exploration in contrast to the older tree model in which everything refers back to a central dominating reference point, a tree trunk, with branches of knowledge. The discussion of mind reflect a dynamic play of forces, for example, structure and form, material and expression.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Lohbado is a Confusionist


Lohbado comes out of the closet and admits his status as a Confusionist. Confusionism is a practice of noticing confusion or ignorance whenever possible in one's own mind in order to not let it hold one back from exploring life.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

moronovian metaphysics


Moronovian metaphysics is about trying to understand what may or may not be happening. The method involves contemplation. As expression, it uses all of the senses, word, music, image, motion.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

urge to dominate


Urge to dominate could lead to delusional states in which one sets oneself up as an authority on reality, to the point of feeling one knows just about everything. Sometimes one has an attitude of "I think therefore it's true." The antidote to the urge to dominate is to acknowledge one's limitations. One could aspire to learn and to question one's assumptions and strong emotions.

Monday, October 14, 2019

power of nature


Relaxing on a Sunday afternoon in Montreal, Lohbado thought of his grandmother who spent her final years living in an old wooden house in the forest. He often visited her during the 1960ies.

Friday, October 4, 2019

inspiration


Creative inspiration could be enhanced with an open mind and friendly attitude. Open mind means an ability to question or go beyond preconceived notions. Friendly attitude means to explore without being moralistic towards oneself or others.

Monday, September 2, 2019

the fountain of great joy


Pain happens, physical, mental. It's not pleasant to listen to someone complain, therefore, places of lamentation exist. Lohbado liked to pour his heart out to holes in the ground, or to spill his guts into cracks in the pavement, then to let it all go. Let water from the fountain flow into his mind and wash away sorrow. Let water from the fountain fill you with great joy.