Living Your Answers

My first blog called “The Power of Questions” posited that asking the right question was more significant than getting the ‘right answer’.  Recently I came across a German poet Rainer Maria Rilke writing in his Letters to a Young Poet:

“I beg you 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 would 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.”

In my counseling work with people I often help them in a life-integration process.  Where we look at both the questions they have asked and how they live their way to answers.

What are your questions and the answers you have lived?

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