Life Lessons Lite : Amor Fati


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Amor fati means "a love of fate". The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche quoted it as his formula for human greatness.

In other words – whatever happens in your life – or whatever has happened in the past – accept it fully. Not begrudgingly and reluctanctly - but as if you had chosen it yourself. The question is - how? In this short episode we explore two ways of looking at it. Firstly, through the stoic approach - where everything is an opportunity to be or do your best. Ryan Holiday - author of 'The Obstacle is the way' - chips in to help on that front. The second way is by learning to distinguish between the 'thinking mind' and the 'aware mind', and learning to identify more with the latter and less with the former.

** This is the first in a new weekly 'Life Lessons Lite' episode series - looking at one specific lesson from conversations past and present**


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