I am starting a series on passion and discovery through a reading of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Zarathustra’s Discourses. Starting from the beginning, I will be using the text to discover the meaning of the self, rebirth, and renewal, and motivation of the self through being and becoming.
Zarathustra’s Vehemence & Emergence
When Zarathustra was thirty years old, he left his home and the lake of his home and went into the mountains. Here he had the enjoyment of his spirit and his solitude and he did not weary of it for ten years. But at last his heart turned—and one morning he rose with the dawn, stepped before the sun, and spoke to it thus:
What does it mean to you to shine?
… Behold! I am weary of my wisdom, like a bee that has gathered too much honey; I need hands outstretched to take it.
What honey have you been gathering to share?
I should like to give it away and distribute it, until the wise among men have again become happy in their folly and the poor happy in their wealth.
This is Emergence
Emergence is motionless and directionless, it is coming into an awareness of the self or being. Emergence is passive, it seeks to know what is, without trying to change, alter or influence it. In the stillness of letting things be is emergence.
Share Your Wisdom!
Friedrich Nietzsche’s Zarathustra’s Discourses are taken from a larger work called Thus Spoke Zarathustra.