The love of my fate …

I hardly ever do reblogs…but this post just called me to do so 🙂
A short read but beautifully written.

Happily ... after retirement

I have three books that I’m currently reading and today I picked one up titled I Believe: When What You Believe Matters by Eldon Taylor.  I found a passage that jumped out at me and I read it again and again. It’s a story Joseph Campbell tells about Freidrich NIstzsche.

“At a certain moment in Nietzsche’s life, the idea came to him of what he called “the love of your fate.” Whatever your fate is, whatever the heck happens, you say, “This is what I need.” It may look like a wreck but go through it as though it were an opportunity or 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…

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11 thoughts on “The love of my fate …

  1. We can never really be sure what our life would have been like if we had chosen a different path or had done things differently. We have to deal with whatever happens, good or bad, and hopefully we can somehow benefit from the bad things in the end. The old “Whatever doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger.”

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