The blog name was changed to “Ecstatic Man”. Essential Man is becoming a prominent men’s fashion magazine. In many ways, this is the antithesis of the journey being explored. As men become more involved in fashion, in looking good rather than pursuing good, they are becoming simple “consumers”. Clones with different clothes.
This passage from a book by Osho describes the Ecstatic Man we seek.
You cannot control an ecstatic man; it is impossible. You can only control a miserable man. An ecstatic man is bound to be free. Ecstasy is freedom. He cannot be reduced into a slave, you cannot destroy him so easily; you cannot persuade him to live in a prison. He would like to dance under the stars and he would like to walk with the wind and he would like to talk with the sun and the moon. He will need the vast, the infinite, the huge, the enormous. He cannot be seduced into living in a dark cell. You cannot make a slave out of him. He will live his own life and he will do his thing. This is very difficult for the society. If there are many ecstatic people, the society will feel it is falling apart, its structure will not hold anymore.
Looking forward to your feedback on the blog about the new name. It will mean launching a completely new Facebook page as FB doesn’t let us change names.