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Thursday, July 12, 2012

It's Loving Your Fate ...

An Extraordinary Minute with Robert White
“Nietzsche was the one who did the job for me.  At a certain moment 
in his life, the idea came to him of what he called ‘the love of your fate.’  

Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, ‘This is what
 I need.”  It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an 
opportunity, a challenge. 

If you bring love to that moment—not discouragement—you will find 
the strength is there.  Any disaster that you can survive is an 
improvement in your character, your stature, and your life.  
What a privilege!  

This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance
 to flow.  Then, when looking back at your life, you will see that the 
moments which seemed to be great failures followed by wreckage 
were the incidents that shaped the life you have now. 

You’ll see that this is really true.  
Nothing can happen to you that is not positive.  
Even though it looks and feels at the moment like a negative crisis, 
it is not.  
The crisis throws you back, and when you’re required 
to exhibit strength, it comes.”
                                                                       Joseph Campbell
I’ve learned that when one of these quotes “says it all” I should simply go silent.
So I will.
With love and respect,