Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols - Learning to see, habituating the eye to repose
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols
Learning to see – habituating the eye to repose, to patience, to letting things come to it;
Learning to defer judgement, to investigate and comprehend the individual case in all its aspects.
This is the first preliminary schooling in spirituality; not to react immediately to a stimulus, but to have the restraining, stock-taking instincts in one’s control.
Learning to see, as I understand it, is almost what is called in unphilosophical language ‘strong will power’; the essence of it is precisely not to will, the ability to defer decision.
All unspirituality, all vulgarity is due to the incapacity to resists a stimulus – one has to react, one obeys every impulse.
The source of the experienceNietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Peacemaking and diplomacy
Restraining your use of power
Tolerance [Stop being judgemental]