Have Patience with Everything Unresolved in Your Heart

Photo: Labyrinth at Prana Del Mar (location of my upcoming yoga retreat, March 10-17**). 

I beg you to 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.  Perhaps you do carry within you the possibility of creating and forming, as an especially blessed and pure way of living; train yourself for that–but take whatever comes, with great trust, and as long as it comes out of your will, out of some need of your innermost self, then take it upon yourself, and don’t hate anything.

-Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet (Om Gal Book Club selection)

**Retreat details and registration here.

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  • Danielle Smith

    favorite <3

  • Rachel Keller

    Great message and beautiful quote. Patience in these matters of the heart definitely take practice. Also, could you tell me where I can find a list of you book club titles. Much appreciated.

  • http://www.adesignsovast.com Lindsey

    One of my very favorites … perfect to read it again this morning. Thank you. xox

  • http://downdogdiary.tumblr.com/ Colleen

    Wow. That quote just resonates with me so much. Thank you for sharing that.