Monday, January 24, 2011
i've got a new tattoo idea that im bursting to get. over the last few years it seems like i've been set on this trajectory of self improvement, of overcoming, of working really, really hard at living better within my life and skin. busting to get out of this mortality is a spirit that i want to nurture to be always better, kinder, more patient, and so on. anyways, when dealing with my post traumatic stress disorder i realize how often i live and act and feel "in spite of" or "because of" and not simply because. (i hope that makes sense) i've stumbled onto a phrase, rather a philosophy of sorts called Amor Fati. it is a quote by Nietzsche which translates to "love your fate". expanding on that it kind of means that you not just accept but embrace what has happened, what is happening, and what will happen to you all as a collection of your destiny, of what has brought you here to this very moment. there ceases to be a rejection or fighting of your past but you celebrate it because it happened and it made you who you are. lightbulb moment x1000! it doesn't mean celebrating what happened but loving that it is all part of a single, continuous story of who you are and where you are. i've already spoken with my tattoo artist kat about forming a piece around the phrase/philosophy. can't wait to see how it shakes out!