Tuesday, April 24, 2012

the question

"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."

-Rainer Maria Rilke, 1903

We kinda studied the 'existentialism'-ness of this quotation in class one day... but it stuck with me. recently, it appeared in a book i was reading called "The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" (its a charming book, truly!) but i realize i've been doing this more and more, and i find it important to do... which is just to wait for the answer, listen to the universe. in time, everything has its purpose... the stars align, or they don't, and if they don't, well then, that's a sign, too. its a patience game, like when you strum a guitar, carefully pulling down each string. in the lull there is power too, and so much space and energy. i want to listen to that space as well as the actual note.

its like the journey is the destination, eh? there is no destination without the journey, because you can't just arrive at your own doorstep if you're already standing there. 


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