Monday, February 28, 2011

Favorite words from an Author

We all have words written by someone that have moved us or inspired us in some way. I have so many, but one of my favorite's is by Rainer Marie Rilke - 1903.  This is a portion of one of his letters [number 4] to a young poet). You'll find it under the photo. Won't you share some words that have moved you?

by Rainer Marie Rilke - 1903   

  . . . . . . If you trust in Nature, in what is simple in Nature, in the small Things that hardly anyone sees and that can so suddenly become huge, immeasurable; if you have this love for what is humble and try very simply, as someone who serves, to win the confidence of what seems poor: then everything will become easier for you, more coherent and somehow more reconciling, not in your conscious mind perhaps, which stays behind, astonished, but in your innermost awareness, awakeness, and knowledge. You are so young, so much before all beginning, and 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. . . . .