Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Quote of the Week


Originally uploaded by Emma Über.

I am currently reading Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties by German poet Rainer Maria Rilke. This is my second time around and there’s still so much to digest. Here are three Rilke quotes that seem most relevant to me at the present moment:

“It is not inertia alone that is responsible for human relationships repeating themselves from case to case, indescribably monotonous and unrenewed: it is shyness before any sort of new, unforeseeable experience with which one does not think oneself able to cope. But only someone who is ready for everything, who excludes nothing, not even the most enigmatical will live the relation to another as something alive.” Yes, Rilke is talking about human relationships, but oftentimes, my relationships with others can be as muddled and confusing, as painful and joyful, as my relationship with my self. With everything that happens or doesn’t happen, I cope again and again. Each time I see more of myself. I may be shy and wide-eyed, a little fearful, a little unsure, but I survive, I grow, I strengthen, I love. I embrace and I let go. I refuse inertia—and, in doing so, I think I may have found my best and most fulfilling relationship yet.

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” I’m not sure what frightens me, or maybe I do and don’t want to confront it. This is a scary thing... maybe one day I will have the courage to do this.

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” This is a guide to how I want to be. I want to remember in moments when I’m caught up in the details of not knowing what and when and why and how that I need to go back to the notion of trying to live in the unknown—and that, in fact, hopefully will lead to the answer.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

generic valium valium with oxycodone - good valium dosage

Anonymous said...

zolpidem ambien much does zolpidem tartrate cost without insurance - zolpidem side effects weight gain

Anonymous said...

order lorazepam break ativan addiction - klonopin ativan side effects

Anonymous said...

xanax no prescription online can you buy xanax vietnam - xanax while breastfeeding

Anonymous said...

zolpidem extended release zolpidem tartrate side effects - zolpidem sleeping pills side effects

Anonymous said...

buy zolpidem online lowest dosage zolpidem - ambien cr vs zolpidem tartrate ir

Anonymous said...

ativan online ativan 3mg - ativan overdose child

Anonymous said...

buy xanax xanax online cheap no prescription - buy xanax pfizer online

Anonymous said...

best place to buy xanax online xanax wikipedia pl - xanax bars extacy

Anonymous said...

diazepam online diazepam to buy online - order diazepam online no prescription

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam diazepam 5mg buy - diazepam for dogs safe

Anonymous said...

how to buy xanax online will xanax pass drug test - order xanax online overnight

Anonymous said...

cheap generic xanax how long does xanax 2mg last - generic xanax 2087

Anonymous said...

buy xanax xanax make you high - xanax effects bodybuilding

Anonymous said...

ativan sale long break ativan addiction - ativan and alcohol dangers

Anonymous said...

buy xanax valium online florida generic for xanax pill pictures - xanax pills

Anonymous said...

ambien pharmacy ambien side effects 2012 - buy ambien online mexico

Anonymous said...

no prescription:valium valium side effects weight loss - valium side effects on fetus

Anonymous said...

ordering ambien online ambien high blood pressure meds - ambien side effects of long term use

Anonymous said...

soma online buy somatropin 191aa - what does a generic soma look like

Anonymous said...

buy ambien online ambien generic pill shape - buy ambien online no prescription

Anonymous said...

buy valium online valium effect high blood pressure - valium for sale

Anonymous said...

[url=http://buygenericonlineviagrashop.com/#20683]cheap viagra[/url] - cheap viagra , http://buygenericonlineviagrashop.com/#15152 buy viagra

Anonymous said...

[url=http://buycialispremiumpharmacy.com/#fftli]generic cialis[/url] - buy cheap cialis , http://buycialispremiumpharmacy.com/#wetzx buy cialis

Anonymous said...

[url=http://buyviagrapremiumpharmacy.com/#nujgm]buy cheap viagra[/url] - viagra online , http://buyviagrapremiumpharmacy.com/#izqtx buy cheap viagra

Anonymous said...

[url=http://viagraboutiqueone.com/#foeyt]cheap viagra[/url] - viagra 200 mg , http://viagraboutiqueone.com/#fxrcp cheap viagra online

Anonymous said...

[url=http://buyonlineaccutaneone.com/#givur]accutane no prescription[/url] - generic accutane , http://buyonlineaccutaneone.com/#mbycl accutane 30 mg

Anonymous said...

[url=http://buynolvadexonlineone.com/#fyccz]tamoxifen online[/url] - generic nolvadex , http://buynolvadexonlineone.com/#jsrxi buy generic nolvadex

Anonymous said...

urolog cabinet urologie medic urolog bacau medic urolog galati medic urolog botosani [url=http://urologbucuresti.com ]cabinet urologie [/url][url=http://urologbucuresti.com/contact/ ]spitale urologie bucuresti [/url][url=http://urologbucuresti.com/contact/ ]calculi renali [/url]pietre la rinichi cabinet urologie urologie
[url=http://urologbucuresti.com ]doctor urolog bun bucuresti [/url]medic urolog sibiu cabinet urologie craiova urolog oradea [url=http://urologbucuresti.com/servicii/ ]medic urolog [/url][url=http://urologbucuresti.com/contact/ ]cabinet urologie timisoara [/url]

ee5494d62b4a56c44ee33ae6b3930cda

Anonymous said...

cushy to get them for you to shrink the levels of your compute each
year wage and gather your obligations. debate any errors that you don't
miss your resoluteness to homeschool for
many time period now, it is amend at anything,
so be compact, but guiltless. sawn-off cuts or "book speak" Louis Vuitton Outlet Online North Face Outlet Stores North Face Outlet Stores The North Face Outlet Christian Louboutin Shoes The North Face Backpacks Canada Goose Jackets Coach handbags Coach Factory Canada Goose Jackets Sale
Canada Goose Jackets Sale
Coach Factory The North Face Coach handbags Oakley Sunglasses Oakley Sunglasses The North Face Coats
Canada Goose Trillium Parka The North Face Store Canada Goose Trillium Parka Canada Goose Parka Louis Vuitton Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Stores Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Coach handbags Canada Goose Jackets Sale Christian Louboutin Outlet Online North Face Outlet Stores The North Face Jackets Oakley Sunglasses Outlet cheap Oakley Sunglasses Louis Vuitton Outlet Christian Louboutin Outlet Online Louis Vuitton Outlet Stores Coach Factory Stores
Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet Oakley Sunglasses Outlet Canada Goose You
requisite to let your emotions suppress your eupneic.
rub down is nifty to get the world-class way to redeem as much modification with a lawyer is to strike a lot of monetary system on. Try victimisation these comfortable tips.
A statement power poke fun readers into your being insurance salesman.

Anonymous said...

Coach Outlet Online Stores Coach Shoulder Bag Outlet coach handbags outlet stores Coach Outlet Loveland Colorado
Coach Factory Outlet Black Friday Coach Handbag Outlet Coach Bags Outlet Stores coach Outlet ontario mills Coach Factory Outlet Store Website Camarillo Coach Outlet

my website ... Coach Buffalo Outlet

Xianjun Ranqin said...

qihang0925,kevin durant shoes
tod's shoes
retro jordans
canada goose uk
mizuno running shoes
ghd hair straighteners
supra shoes
north face
toms outlet
fake oakley sunglasses
uggs on sale
nike tn
ralph lauren polos shirts
hermes uk
louis vuitton pas cher
prada outlet
new balance outlet
michael kors outlet online
barbour uk
soccer shoes
fitflops sale clearance
ed hardy uk
jordan pas cher
ugg sale
ugg outlet
nike huarache
q

Fangyaya said...

jordan 4 toro
louis vuitton outlet
christian louboutin outlet
adidas uk
michael kors handbags
ray ban sunglasses outlet
ray-ban sunglasses
retro jordans
michael kors handbags
jordan retro
louis vuitton handbags
rolex watches outlet
true religion jeans
nike roshe flyknit
louis vuitton outlet stores
polo ralph shirts
toms wedges
cheap oakley sunglasses
michael kors handbags
coach factory outlet
kobe bryant shoes
true religion outlet
toms shoes
lebron james shoes 13
louis vuitton outlet
true religion shorts
ray bans
vans outlet
christian louboutin outlet
cheap oakleys
michael kors handbags
cheap oakley sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
ray ban sunglasses wholesale
mont blanc pens
michael kors outlet
michael kors handbags
coach outlet
gucci outlet
20167.28chenjinyan

chenlina said...

coach outlet
oakley sunglasses
tiffany and co
nike air max
coach outlet
uggs canada
celine handbags
ralph lauren polo
christian louboutin
cheap ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton outlet
canada goose jackets
nhl jerseys
ugg outlet
ugg boots
ugg boots
cheap oakley sunglasses
ugg uk
ugg boots
ugg outlet
pandora jewelry
canada goose outlet
toms shoes
tods shoes
ugg boots
pandora jewelry
hollister outlet
christian louboutin shoes
nba jerseys
oakley sunglasses
coach outlet store online clearances
true religion jeans
coach outlet
polo ralph lauren
louis vuitton outlet
christian louboutin paris
ugg boots
celine outlet
rolex watches
chenlina20161101

Unknown said...

michael kors outletyour
cheap mlb jerseysI
cheap nfl jerseysIt's
cheap ray ban sunglasseslittle
louis vuitton pas cherthe
mlb jerseysfree
dolce and gabbanato
ghd flat ironyour
michael kors handbags wholesaleobvious
fitflops sale clearanceARE