Yesterday, the poem featured on The Writer’s Almanac was called “Amor Fati,” a phrase I didn’t know. Wikipedia gave me some good stuff:
[The phrase] is used to describe an attitude in which one sees everything that happens in one’s life, including suffering and loss, as good. That is, one feels that everything that happens is destiny’s way of reaching its ultimate purpose, and so should be considered good.
Nietzsche used the concept and phrase a lot; Wikipedia also gave me a good quote from him:
My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. To not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it…but to love it.
I like this concept of amor fati. There has been a lot to deal with in my life lately and I think this is a good approach to it.
In other words…SERENITY NOW!