Olga Emmanuel talks about the State of Freedom
of Themistocles Lykiardopoulos
This book of Themistocles Lykiardopoulos captivated me with its poetic flow. There were times when the harmony and equilibrium of his writing enticed me to such an extent that I lost the train of thoughts and the notions. Then, I reverted back to the flow and followed it up to the next “turn”, the next hindrance, which was also the next realization, where I would find myself applauding and feeling proud for our hero.
I experienced his reflections step by step, often identifying myself with them and most of the times admiring his courage to reveal to me weaknesses of his personality, which most of us conceal with excess care.
As I also discovered during my own life, the “State of Freedom” is to be built in stages, during our whole lifetime. First the foundations need to be set. Afterwards, the main building is erected and the equipment is put in place. Last come the final touches, which take the most of the time. The course starts from an internal need, an inner urge; then, it is fueled with courage and patience, and so it leads to the ultimate outcome: the unquestionable inner freedom.
This book of Themistocles is a map and a course at the same time, a vision and its implementation. It is a passage through disappointment and discovery to the final transcendence. It gives hope and constitutes a benchmark for every persistent seeker.
Themistocles, we thank you for this marvelous journey!
May 14, 2012