living the question, experiencing the answer (a reflection)

the dream that we dare to dream…

the chance that we dare to chance…

the indulgence that we dare to indulge in…

the desire that we dare to desire…

the delight that we dare to delight in…

the wish that we dare to wish…

the feeling that we dare to feel…

the gift that we dare to gift…

the offering that we dare to offer…

the journey that we dare to journey…

the plan that we dare to plan…

the decision that we dare to decide…

the challenge that we dare to challenge…

the longing that we dare to long for…

the life that we dare to live…

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.

Letters to a Young Poet

Rainer Maria Rilke

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