Love the Questions Themselves

Excellent reminders! Thanks, Jamie 🙂

Sophia's Children

Save Our Souls (1914-16), by Evelyn de Morgan (1855-1919). Public domain image courtesy of WikiCommons. Save Our Souls (1914-16), by Evelyn de Morgan (1855-1919). Public domain image courtesy of WikiCommons.

“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, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

~ Rainer Maria Rilke (1825-1926) in Letters to a Young Poet (pub. 1934)

In times of marked uncertainty, change, and transformation, it’s wise counsel that tells us to learn to love the questions, or to live into the questions, lest we find ourselves bound tight by fear and a slew of unhelpful statements (which also…

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you for the reblog, Laura! I appreciate it, and hope you’re very well. Blessings, Jamie


  2. Posted by manyhahama1955 on March 11, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    This post couldn’t have been more perfect for me right now. Thank you so much. With great love!


  3. You’re welcome, Jamie! Sorry I didn’t see it sooner, but I guess it was perfect timing. WordPress unsubscribed me to many of my favorite blogs — only the ones I have reblogged, oddly enough. I think I have remedied that as of last night. I wondered why everyone was “so silent” lately! Blessings, Laura


  4. You’re welcome, Sophia! Great love right back to you!


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