Love your fate no matter what

This is a very helpful insight in the dark moments:

“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.”

— Joseph Campbell


(Courtesy of Monica Cassani)

Jane´s great response to my post “A dream comes true”

Surrendering to “what is,” allows us to experience a bit of magic! We wait, we wait for something to happen and it doesn’t. We experience despair, and the darkness is lifted out of nowhere.

“The privelege of a lifetime is being who you are
The goal of the hero trip down to the jewel point
is to find those levels in the psyche that open, open, open
and finally open to the mystery of your Self being Buddha consciousness or the Christ.
That is the journey.” Joseph Campbell

All of us here, who have gathered together in intersecting time and space never planned it. We met in traceless beginningless time to inquire. We are taking the journey with Julien and ourselves to reflect on the art of living a life of value, trying to discern what relationship to ourselves and the world means. We are in a laboratory of sorts – a blogging “incubator” examining, testing, checking and re checking, tossing out useless conditioned experiences, and awakening in real-time. Bravo for this writing experience!

The world is a mess and we are participating joyfully on Mirror of Encounters in the sorrows of the world – not adhering to sorrow nor walking away from it. Peace is at the heart of our writing experience. We are not sitting in complacency; we are working on reconciling our life, the impermanence of it, and everything we know. We are mind opening to mind. Our fingers tapping out the truth of something much bigger.

To live in sacred space
is to live in a symbolic environment
where spiritual life is possible,
where everything around you
speaks of exaltation of the spirit

Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbel

The first step to the knowledge of wonder and mystery of life is the recognition of the monstrous nature of the earthly human realm as well as its glory, the realization that this is just how it is and that it cannot and will not be changed.

Those who think they know–and their name is legion–how the universe could have been created without pain, without sorrow, without time, without death are unfit for illumination.  So if you really want to help this world, what you will have to teach is how to live it.

(…)Learn how to live in the joyful sorrow and sorrowful joy of the knowledge of life as it is.