For hundred of years spiritual seekers were looking to the east for true liberation, deep insights and enlightenment and might find them there.
But what often gets overlooked is that europe got the archetype of “the Fool” and our modern culture of humor offers as much spiritual depth and insights as the wisdom of Asia.
To call yourself a fool is the privilege of the wise for you need a lot of intelligence to come to this insight.
Foolish fools are more likely to think of themselves to be intelligent and therefore know everything better than others do.
So much about this paradox .
A Fool is also a player who doesn`t take his social role or mask as serious as society or the authorities wish them to do, he isn`t getting lost in one of his identities and never believes that what people think of him (or what he thinks of himself) is irrefutably true. He can change his mask/ identity.
The fool, like the joker in a card game , can replace any other card and is therefore trump.
It is really difficult to explain what fooling really is , I think you just have to get an experience of it. It can be explained with words but is hard to truly get it without practise .
In my workshops I work with the fool to create meaningful theatre – comedy or tragedy- we don`t know yet. As fools we don`t look for solutions but mirror life`s dramas back.