Finding Peace Through Allowing What Is

Posted on by Radiant Life Center

Announcing a new retreat day! with Trinity Harris and Louis Carosio
Have you ever noticed that no matter how hard we might try - we can't control life? Inevitably events occur in our life that are challenging. People (even loved ones) don't behave in the way we want them to. The world's events unfold to our dislike, even horror. So what are we to do?

Amor Fati! This is a phrase used by Friedrich Nietzsche that means "love of one's fate". The full quote serves as a daily inspiration to us.

"I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: some day I wish to be only a Yes-sayer.
Friedrich Nietzcshe

On Saturday April 30th we will offer a day long retreat to explore this theme more deeply. We can not control life. However, we always have the choice to surrender to what is (to be a yes-sayer) or to suffer by resisting or fighting with what occurs. During this day, we will experience teaching, inquiry and meditations directed toward a deep exploration of our inner equanimity, or the ability to have a great acceptance of life's challenges, whether they occur outside of us or within our own mind. The practices during the day will occur with respect to acceptance of self, of other, and the world. To experience this acceptance or equanimity is the best means to experience peace within our mind. We are excited to offer this day retreat together! Cost $135/person Pre-registration required. 
Email Trinity if you would like to join us.