“Be patient toward all that is unresolved …

“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 now 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 then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, from Letters to a Young Poet

For Jen

(updated to correct the link to Jen’s site at The Soberist Blog)

 

4 thoughts on ““Be patient toward all that is unresolved …

  1. very wise paragraph – and reminds me to say — one step at a time and everything in its time……and may we all have the grace to “be patient toward all that is unsolved…” nice! 🙂

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