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Live the question, love the question

This quote has found its way deeply into my center and become a sacred, sacred release.

I think this writing just might say everything that I've ever hoped to or wanted to express. I may find myself meditating, on just this, for the rest of my days.

You are so young, so much before all beginning, and 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, letter #4

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  1. Unbelievable. I don't even know what to say.

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  2. Wow. That is powerful and beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

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  3. I used to have this quote on a magnet on my refrigerator for years. To remind myself of the journey.

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