Susanna Ruebsaat, my Art Therapy teacher, reads a paragraph from “Wisdom of the Psyche,” by Ginette Paris who was one of her teachers at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Paris wrote this after recovering from a very serious head injury.
“Love of One’s Fate: Amor Fati; a love of one’s story.
I’m a participant in my own drama! A love of what is.
Even my messes are my own. I’m able to feel.”
A love of what is and a love of what is becoming.
Know the form in which one’s destiny unfolds.
This form of psychological creativity eventually leads to what the ancients call: Amor fati.
Dionysian attitude: A desire to know the specific form in which one’s destiny unfolds.
Loving Your Life: “How could it be other-wise.” (N.R. Rigets)
Susanna refers to my clay sculptures and mentions how my first was so rough and my second was so smooth. Yes, there is an amazing contrast (and contract) between the 2 female forms.
I respond with, “Life is rough and as I practice life it becomes smoother.”
Acceptance of what is and love of what it is becoming.
A link to Dionysian and Apollonian dichotomies and philosophies on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollonian_and_Dionysian
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