LIFE EASY – DIE HAPPY
As human beings, we are thrown into this life. No, you can’t be everything and you can’t become everything. Alone for reasons of time you have to decide, because – attention spoiler: You will die … And that is good!
Besides the temporal transience, you do not choose your genes, your parents, your early influences and possibly not even your breast or penis size. In some cases, the zip code in which you were born says more about your life prospects than your grade point average and IQ combined. Sad but true. #hesaidpenis
Nevertheless, you have influence: to recognize your own nature and essence, to accept it and to stop desperately trying to make a square out of the circle by only trying to hit it harder and harder. That means: to know thyself, to accept yourself and to live it out authentically. But as long as you try to be someone you are not or you suppress your compensations, traumas and fears, you will always have complicated problems and painful symptoms in your life. Stop crying and do something about it!
“Master the debris perfectly, the best people in the world still thrive in the dirt.” – Liquit Walker, German Song “Trümmerkönig”
Every person has to live with this “thrownness” and the fate it contains, whether they want to or not – life does not ask. On top of that, we must additionally learn to deal with the supposedly “hard sides” of life, which also affect every human being: Death, illness, disappointment, guilt, losses, transience, changes, suffering, meaninglessness, loneliness, freedom, responsibility, existential fears, income tax returns, tomorrow’s gas prices, etc.
The philosophical and therapeutic demand: In spite of this thrownness and your inherent fate in life as well as all the burdens you have to bear, you should say “yes” to life. You should gain clarity, throw off ballast, establish easiness, clarify your personal purpose and of course, why you want to stay alive in the first place – and through this you will learn 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 I am light, now do I fly; now do I see myself under myself. Now there danceth a God in me.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
I also dance freely through the world – and it is wonderful. In November 2019, I deregistered my residence in Germany and have been living without a permanent residence since then. I have sold all my possessions and minimized them to two bags and about twelve kilograms. I feel where it moves me and if I like it, I enjoy staying longer. I have an international travel health insurance and fixed costs of about 200 Euros per month. I also live completely and legally without bureaucracy as well as tax free. While traveling I work remotely with a handful of wonderful clients for not more than 20-25 hours a week. The rest I invest in myself: reading, writing, meditation, sports, yoga, philosophy, walking and just being. Sounds like a show off and too good to be true? Before I thought that too. Today I know: It is possible and an indescribable freedom! When was the last time you arranged to have a cappuccino with yourself for an entire afternoon and were unstressed and happy? #lifeisforlivingnotforstressing
As part of my AMOR FATI work, I also help clients to realize a freer life, to deregister from Germany if desired, to start a foreign company, to be free of bureaucracy and taxes, and to live a life of permanent traveling. I do not only coordinate and help with the organization and implementation, but we also work together on the emotional issues that may arise during the process of becoming free. Being free has to be learned.
“Freedom means: Free space. Free time. Free life. Free death. Or as we say at AMOR FATI: life easy, die happy. Of course, this is not a standard model in such an extreme way. But a philosopher would not be a philosopher if he did not live his ideals.” – Dr. Christian Zippel