Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Live the Questions

I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart, and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.  Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you not be able to live them.  And the point is to live everything.  Live the questions now.  Perhaps then, someday, far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
                                           Rainer Maria Rilke –As quoted in Questions are the answer, David Hayward

there are so many questions

“why?” we ask
“why?” we lament

we desperately seek answers
we retreat to our formulas
seeking to resolve that which cannot be resolved

and then
in the quietness of our souls
often without notice

an answer comes
it may not be the answer we seek
or an answer we like

it may not even recognizable as an answer

for the answer
is mostly this
one thing

Sacred Presence
God with us
In the questions

that we might live our way

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