trust our heaviness

This is what the things can teach us:
to fall,
patiently to trust our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that
before he can fly.

~Rilke

I found this short passage on Jill’s beautiful blog, A Thousand Shades of Gray, which is a daily read for me.


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3 Comments

  1. Posted October 24, 2014 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Lindsey,

    Thank you for reminding me of this. I needed to hear it again today. And it makes me so happy to imagine you there, reading.

    xo

    admin Reply:

    Thank you so much for introducing me to the passage in the first place. xoxo

  2. Posted October 24, 2014 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been working on that recently, keeping hold of trust and patience even when things leave me feeling “heavy” and bogged down. Sometimes, just a simple shift in perspective can make life so much lighter!

    This year I’ve resolved to visit and comment on a positive blog every day, keeping a list on my own site for reference, and have found that it does wonders for my mindset! I’ve added your site as today’s entry. 🙂 Glad I found my way here!

  3. Posted October 30, 2014 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    I love this so much, I want it as a tattoo.

    admin Reply:

    it’s good, isn’t it? xox