Sunday, January 16, 2011

A writer's words to live by

The following passage was shared with me recently.  It was written by a German writer, Rainer Maria Rilke.  Mr. Rilke died in 1926 at the age of 51. 

This piece is taken from his "Letters To A Young Poet".  I find these words timeless, profound and comforting.   Please consider sharing it with someone.

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Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart
and try to love the questions themselves.
 
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 then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answers.