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And perspective is everything.
So how can we take inspiration from the Stoics and use it in our own lives in a practical way? When it counts is when you find out your infant son might have an illness that will debilitate him and ultimately kill him before he sees his twentieth birthday. Amor Fati is the practice of accepting and embracing everything that has happened, is happening, and is yet to happen. He had dire news: there was a fire at his research facility.Next
Learning this, the neighbors went to the old man again to congratulate him.
Each pendant was designed and handcrafted in California from Sterlium Plus, a sterling silver alloy that is scratch and tarnish resistant and maintains a brilliant silver color. The Amor Fati Philosophy: A Love of Fate Amor Fati is a mindset philosophy that was practiced by the Stoics. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it—all idealism is mendacity in the face of what is necessary—but love it.Next
But what other, worse adversities might this one be saving us from? But if you accept it for what it is— if you practice Amor Fati—your attitude will change.
Looking away shall be my only negation. The Stoics believed the entire cosmos was organized rationally, including the order of events across the entire time. Challenges show us what we are capable of.Next
Accept reality, but focus on the solution.
Does Amor Fati mean if we get cancer, we should lovingly welcome it? In this way, we might even look forward to difficult situations.
Amor fati is practical Stoicism because it gently pushes a Stoic to accept that they can only control the process, but not the outcome.
Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky mentioned it in her book. And to most writers, the story would end there. Keep your mind from getting preoccupied with frazzled emotions and instead, focus on what you need to do to break out of the conundrum.Next
If someone gets cancer, it does not change the outcome if they welcome it lovingly.
Therefore, we should try to view the event as objectively as possible in the beginning. The first domino is needed for the last to fall.Next
Not: I think I feel good about this.