Is it possible to look at BDSM from a more philosophical and symbolic perspective?
I feel that the logical approach limits me.
I want to start in the ocean as a symbol of life and motion. The depths can swallow me, and the waves can crush me. It is unpredictable and alluring. Temping me to let go. There is an ocean inside of me and an endless amount of unreleased potential. I’m 80% water. What would happen if I released its uncontrollable flow? Creative or destructive? Awesome or awful? Both at the same time. Ultimately the same. I have learnt to control my flow, to accept and respect the structures around me.
I know that I can’t be a tsunami. I’m a pack animal socialized to share my environment with others – to synergize for the greater good. But what is the greater good? The civilianization. From wildling to civilian. More structure. More predictability. I constantly balance control and freedom, like a human-made dam taming the river and harvesting its power. How much do I limit my flow due to the fear of being too much? Because I fear that the dam will break, my ship will sink, and that I will return to the wilderness. Leave civilization behind. And loose of the divine knowledge I have gained through the universities. To be civil is to know, to will, to do. To be wild is to trust, to be. Uncontrollable and free.
Civilization provides an illusion of freedom, like a butterfly inside the glass cup. If I submit, I’m allowed to be as wild as I like inside the transparent walls. On the other hand, civilization, society, capitalism, religion and all the structures reflect the battle already raging inside me. My self-made glass bounds are the most restrictive.
How does this relate to BDSM?
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