Amor fati is a Latin phrase that may be translated as "love of fate" or "love of one's fate". It is used to describe an attitude in which one sees everything that happens in one's life, including suffering and loss, as good or, at the very least, necessary.
Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the US. On these recurring holidays, I always take some time to think where was I last year? I don't mean what location was I in. (I was in Miami by the way) It is more a questions of self-reflection. Where was I emotionally? Mentally? What was I hoping for? What was I scared or fearful about? Now, as this time of year rolls around again. It is time for me to check in. Many of the things I was desiring, happened. Some of the things I was fearful of, occurred, yet amazing unexpected things also happened. Our human experience is so unpredictable and vast, anytime wasted in the want or worry cycle pulls us from the present. Both hope and fear are in the future, and not in this moment.
Friedrich Nietzsche related what he called "eternal recurrence" to Amor Fati. Believing since over time, we experience everything. We overcome obstacles, we fall in love, we survive turbulent times, we laugh, cry, dance with joy, and then start the whole process again and again. So if we know we will have this entire range of experiences, why want anything? why worry about anything? Rise above all of the fluctuations, and live in AMOR FATI. Love your fate, your destiny today as it is.
So today, I give thanks to all of the blessings, the good, the things that challenged me, but mostly the knowledge that as I remember with gratitude and abundance how much there is to offer in the present moment, all of the future wants and worries aren't so important.
Thank All of You! For supporting, joining, sharing, and being part of my daily experience. Sending everyone love and remember AMOR FATI....Love your Life! Jai Siddhat Ma!
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