Thursday, November 4, 2010

Treasures Hidden in the Pages of a Memo Pad

Last night I was looking through my book bag for paper to jot down some notes and a serendipitous poem appeared folded in between the last page and the cardboard back of a memo pad. Standing at a crossroads, filled with uncertainty and unanswered questions, I am immersed in deep gratitude.  Non-dual Yoga teachings remind me to let go and just BE.  Allow each moment to unfold just as it is.

The following poem is taken from "Letters to a Young Poet" (1939). Rainer Maria Rilke is a German poet who is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.

Be patient toward all that
     is unresolved in your heart
And try to love the questions
Do not seek the answers, which
     cannot be given you
Because you would not be able
    to live them.
And the point is to live everything.
Live the questions now.
Perhaps you will... gradually,
     without noticing it
     live along some distant
     day into the answer.
                                     ~Rainer Maria Rilke~

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