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Nietzsche - Thus spake Zarathustra - It is true we love life

Identifier

003818

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

This is about the need to lighten up!

 

A description of the experience

Thus spake Zarathustra - Nietzsche

 It is true we love life; not because we are wont to live, but because we are wont to love.

There is always some madness in love. But there is always, also, some method in madness.

And to me also, who appreciates life, the butterflies and soap bubbles and whatever is like them amongst us, seem most to enjoy happiness.

To see these light, foolish, pretty, lively little sprites flit about  - that moveth Zarathustra to tears and songs.

I should only believe in a God that would know how to dance.

And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity - through him all things fall.

Not by wrath, but by laughter do we slay. Come, let us slay the spirit of gravity!

I learned to walk; since then have I let myself run. I learned to fly since then I do not need pushing in order to move from a spot.

Now am I light, now do I fly, now do I see myself under myself.

Now there danceth a God in me.

Thus spake Zarathustra.

The source of the experience

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Love

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

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