Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Patience and Internal Calm

I am an impatient person. I want to resolve it. I want others to get it. I want to hold it in my hand and then move on. I have a hard time with ambiguity, with questions that don't have answers. I seek answers actively, obsessively. But, instead of peace and contentment with the journey of discovery, I often feel anxiety. I really loved the following quote by Rainer Maria Rilke that I came across here:

"I beg 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..."


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this...I really needed to hear it.

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