Live the Questions

I want to ask you, as clearly as I can , to bear with patience all that is unresolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves, as if they were rooms yet to enter or books written in a foreign language. Don’t dig for answers that can’t be given you yet: you cannot live them now. For everything must be lived. Live the questions now, perhaps then, someday, you will gradually, without noticing, live into the answer.

— Rilke, Worpswede, July 16, 1903
Letters to a Young Poet

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