After a sleepless and turbulent night, I woke up and when
wandered over web early morning lying in my bed,
using my smartphone, I came across a new person,
Rainer maria Rilke.
His quotes were quite well-timed for my situation
and projected a very unique approach of his
thoughts towards life.
Here I share his this poem taken from Poets.org.
I am much too alone in this world,yet not alone
I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone
to truly consecrate the hour.
I am much too small in this world, yet not small
to be to you just object and thing,
dark and smart.
I want my free will and want it accompanying
the path which leads to action;
and want during times that beg questions,
where something is up,
to be among those in the know,
or else be alone.
I want to mirror your image to its fullest perfection,
never be blind or too old
to uphold your weighty wavering reflection.
I want to unfold.
Nowhere I wish to stay crooked, bent;
for there I would be dishonest, untrue.
I want my conscience to be
true before you;
want to describe myself like a picture I observed
for a long time, one close up,
like a new word I learned and embraced,
like the everyday jug,
like my mother’s face,
like a ship that carried me along
through the deadliest storm.
His following quotes at ThinkExist inspired me much.
“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things”
(I liked this quote much)
“nobody can counsel and help you, nobody. There is only one single way.
Go into yourself. Search for the reason that bids you to write;
find out whether you would have to die if it were denied you to write.”
“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like
written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers.
They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them.
It is a question of experiencing everything.
At present you need to live the question.
Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it,
find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.”
“There are no classes in life for beginners;
right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult”
“The deepest experience of the creator is feminine,
for it is experience of receiving and bearing.”
“Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other”