Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Live the Questions Now
I was reading Gavin Creel's blog and he posted a quote that made me STOP. It was exactly what I needed to read in that moment and I am grateful I read his blog. So, thanks to Gavin for posting this. In fact, thanks to Gavin for having a blog for it was while reading his that I decided to enter into the blog world. So yay for Gavin Creel.
I have been searching for a multitude of answers on a variety of subjects and this quote gave me some peace. May it bring you some peace if you need it.
Rainer Maria Rilke - Live the Questions Now
"...I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."
Rainer Maria Rilke, 1903
in Letters to a Young Poet
I am living in the questions and going to trust that the answers are on their way and will greet me when I am ready to welcome them in to my life,