Thursday, December 1, 2011

Live the questions now

This post is in honor of my friend, Megan

"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer."

~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

I came across this quote tonight and absolutely loved it. It's unique and also relates a lot to how I've been feeling in recent weeks (along with several of my friends). It's a good reminder that we need to be patient with ourselves and find peace at not knowing the answers to everything. I like the idea of "living the questions now" more often!

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