Monday, August 12, 2013

To Ask then to Live

If I focus on the mountain, the beautiful flowered sun is blurred. If I focus on the sun striking its reflection the mountain is blurred. So many questions. Where to put the focus the intent? And then the whisper - "capture only what your heart sees, worry not about the sight of the eyes."

"...I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, 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,  Letters to a Young Poet

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