Trust whatever comes

You carry within you the capacity to imagine and give shape to your world. It is a pure and blessed way of living. Train yourself to this, but also trust whatever comes. If it comes from your desire, from some inner need, accept that and hate nothing.

Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Worpswede, July 16, 1903
From the beautiful blog A Year with Rilke

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  1. Posted October 14, 2011 at 6:12 am | Permalink


  2. Posted October 14, 2011 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Ah I love this, and so crazy because I was thinking of sharing the below with you just the other day. There is some kind of weird internet/esp going on!

    “Most people have (with the help of conventions) turned their solutions toward what is easy and toward the easiest side of the easy; but it is clear that we must trust in what is difficult; everything alive trusts in it, everything in Nature grows and defends itself any way it can and is spontaneously itself, tries to be itself at all costs and against all opposition.”

    Rainer Maria Rilke from Letters To A Young Poet

  3. Posted October 14, 2011 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    Ah, how I love this. And Rilke is my hero. But you probably already knew that. : )

  4. Posted October 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Power to shape our worlds. Yes.

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