Better Next Time & Eternal Reoccurrence 

img_4914As difficult as this period has been it is not without its gifts and merits. It has taught me how loved we really are, prior to this, I had no idea. It has also taught me how to love more fully, be truly grateful for what remains, and to be thankful for everything life has given me.

It has also been a golden opportunity to strengthen my faith in God, and all things good.  And to believe that life is beautiful no matter what happens.

This is the nucleus of the book, Night, written by Elie Wiesel about his experience in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–1945.

I’ve not been to Auschwitz, but I have been to Dachau outside of Munich, it’s worth the trip, as it is something you will never forget.

Human suffering is nothing new, but it is how we approach it that makes all the difference.

As, I’ve written, I’ve had incidents, even recently, that would have tested my strength, leaving my daughter at college in LA, at one time would have been enough to level me, but now only serves to increase my faith and build a perpetual resolve to persevere regardless of outer circumstances.

I think this is the heart of eternal reoccurrence, the philosophy of Freidrick Nietzsche. If we do live the same set of circumstances over and over, chances are at some point, they no longer attract our frantic sense of injustice and we begin to transform our tragedies into blessings to strengthen us and learn from.

This is not a new concept, it’s commonly related in every modern religion, but it is difficult to live, as many simple concepts are.

In late 1880 Nietzsche writes:

“In an infinite period of time, every possible combination would at some time be attained,” “The Will To Power” states, “The law of conservation of energy demands eternal recurrence.”

If I am required to live this life again, I would be honored, my only hope is that I would be able to live it better.

Love and blessings to all.

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