Published on Oct 26, 2023 12:00 AM

Amor Fati: Loving What Is

In this episode, Eckhart talks about the process of writing his first book, The Power of Now. He says he surrendered to the idea that the book wanted to be written. He explains he had a vision which inspired him long before he wrote the first word. He shares he encountered naysayers - people who tried to discourage his pursuits. Eckhart says when an individual or group tries to bring new knowledge to the world, they often encounter resistance. The book eventually became a number one New York Times Bestseller and one of the most influential spiritual books of our time. He says the ancient Romans had an expression for surrendering to something greater than ourselves which is: Amor Fati. In Latin it means, loving one’s fate. Eckhart believes the true meaning is loving what is. He says when we align ourselves with the Is-ness of the present moment, enormous power is released, connecting us with an intelligence which permeates the entire universe.

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