11 May 2007

live your way into the answer

... have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and 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, Letters to a Young Poet

2 comments:

Kristin said...

So . . . lately you've had some really beautiful posts about grace and love and patience and faith. They've really touched me personally and given me so much to think about. But they also make me wonder if you're okay?

CheekierMeSly said...

Doing well, CountryMouse. My most current time of pain and growth began last summer, and I'm seeing my way to answers. Yerself and other peeps find themselves in the thick of deep omphaloskepsis and growing pains. I'm listening. I wish I could do more to help.