“I beg you, 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.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
My favorite part of the above passage is “…and the point is to live everything.”
So, as I’m getting wrapped up in my daily list of to do’s and automatic “shoulds,” I will try to remember this. I will try to remember that where I find joy and meaning in my life is by kindling that sensation way down deep inside, the one that I finally got to know, the one that reminds me of who I am and that I’m actually alive.
And by the way, if you haven’t come across Rilke yet, I strongly recommend checking him out.