Life is not an orderly business. Perhaps you’ve noticed that.
If it is unexpected and unpredicted, it is real; it is true. When we are taken by surprise, when we are seized and ravished by the experience of being stood upside down, the mind stops. In that moment, what “sleeps in our paper flesh like dynamite” explodes, and we are conscious of not knowing anything.
The free man is unpredictable. (You can depend on that.)
He is not bound—not by tradition, convention, expectation, obligation, rule, belief or any other false necessity.
He lacks self-concern. He does not think about himself. There is, indeed, no self to think of.