Section 276 from “The Gay Science” by Friedrich Nietzsche
For the new year.— I still live. I still think: I still have to live, for I still have to think. Sum, ergo cogito: cogito, ergo sum. Today everybody permits himself the expression of his wish and his dearest thought; hence I, too, shall say what it is that I wish for myself today, and what was the first thought to run across my heart this year — what thought shall be for me the reason, warranty, and sweetness of my life henceforth. I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: some day I wish to be only a *Yes-sayer.
*Yes-sayer, not in a political or social sense, but to the uncompromising acceptance of reality per se.
Amor fati: “Love of fate”
This concept of “Amor fati” goes straight to core of my stone balance practice. The ability to accept nature, however uncertain. including all of the harshest conditions, such as snow, rain, even wind. This has been the most rewarding approach for my senses thus far. embracing everything out of my control as a single process with my own flow. And the result often turns into something magically beautiful, or else (and) some kind of lesson in patience, problem solving, persistence, letting go, or any of the multitude of traits developed through practice.
I’ve come to love every season for its necessary conditions. When I embrace this allowance, then it seems synchronicity appears everywhere as if by grand design. This does not negate free will like many think, it is simply synergy of free will and surrounding environment without expectation. The more open I am in the moment, the more daring the rocks become.
a videographer from the denver post is taking a fairly in-depth look at my activities!