Sunday, September 9, 2012

Be Patient ...



“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 find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.”

Rainer Maria Rilke - 1875-1926 - Letters to a Young Poet


This is my favourite quote of Rainer Maria Rilke, it teaches me patience when I am restless and lost, acceptance when there are no answers to my life's questions. I do live the questions, for many there will never be an answer, but life must go on and I resign myself to this. I cannot always have what I would wish for, though my needs are simple and few. Perhaps in his beautiful words there is a small glimmer of hope for some answers in the days ahead ... perhaps.

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49 comments:

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Wise advice!

Leovi said...

Very nice, I think is a wonderful way to give advice. Let us wrap patience.
Besos.

Tiago Braga said...

Amazing, a big truth as always, you always now what to say and when to say, you are a very wise and sweet person. Once again thank you for all your supor.

A big kiss, have a wonderfull week =D

Elia said...

Ohh it`s simply beautiful dear Dianne!

it's true...
have a wonderful weeek
a big kiss for you
and smile ;)

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^^

Elia said...

postscript:
I love the picture, is wonderful,
I would lie on the grass and wait for life
Give me serenity and peace!

besos y abrazos

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Marty said...

the light on the picture is gorgeous and I wish you the same one, beautiful and hopeful in your heart !
dianne, I wish you a wonderful week !
bisous of France

dianne said...

Thank you dear J Cosmo , very wise words to live by.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , yes, a lovely way to give advice; I find much comfort in his words.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Tiago for your lovely words, you flatter me my friend ... I am enjoying your journey of photographs and quotes, you are also wise.
A big kiss for you and a happy week.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Elia dearest friend, thank you for you lovely comments, I am so pleased that you enjoyed these beautiful words of Rilke, they comfort me and give me strength when all seems lost.
Yes, the picture is wonderful, soft light like the morning, so nice to lie down on the grass and dream for a while.
Have a happy week, a big kiss and a smile for you. ^ ^
besos y abrazos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marty for your lovely words. Yes the light in the image is wonderful, a warm glow, a feeling of happiness. Kisses from France, how lovely! :)
I wish you a wonderful week too dear Marty.
Bisous
xoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

Yes, life is a big question to be answered slowly. Kisses.

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga poeta.A tu amigo el viejo fotógrafo a veces tiene un poco de hilaridad en sus creaccions
Abrazos

Art said...

You are unique, I enjoy your blog!

HLiza said...

Yes very true and wise Dianne, a lot of times we fail to realise this. Thanks dear for sharing this. Hope you're well. Hugs back!

Paige + Shauna said...

hi dianne - thank you for this wonderful quote - 'live in the question is a life affirming way
to think.

xo

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your fine comment, yes, we have to grow into the answers of life's questions when we are ready to understand them.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Juan querido amigo, me alegro de que mis creaciones pueden hacerte reír.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Art for your kind words, I am pleased that you enjoy my blog.

xoxoxo ♡

puerileuwaite said...

This is an eye opener.

I thought I HAD been living the questions, but turns out I had been simply coexisting with them. And they never chip in for the bills.

So now I have questions of my own.

I thought the answers might be blowing in the wind, but it turned out to be candy wrappers and empty grocery bags.

dianne said...

Thank you dear HLiza for your kind comment, I like to share these beautiful words of Rilke, they have certainly helped me.
I am getting well now, thanks for asking.
Hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Paige + Shauna , I am happy that you enjoyed this wonderful quote, yes, it is good to live in the questions until we are ready to accept and grow into the answers.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hello Pugsly my sweet, I know how you feel my little furrey friend, yes I am living the questions, coexisting with the questions and wondering when I shall get some answers. If I do get some answers will I be able to understand them when they arrive.
I have been waiting for such a long time and to be truthful I am running out of patience. Gosh, how long does one have to wait, I seem to have been waiting forever.
No my sweet, the answers aren't blowing in the wind, I don't know where they will come from.
xoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

Yes, the heart has to flow freely at your own pace and feelings we arrived.

Besos.

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga poeta.Te agradezco los comentários que haces de mis fantasias
Un fuerte abrazo

diana said...

I enlarged the photo. The tiny dewdrops on the tips of the blades are beautiful. It's what makes the photo.
Know this, if I could grab a suitable answer and shove it your way I would. But, alas, it's not possible. Best to embrace the moment like the photographer in the photo. Rilke's advice is good for all of us.

Mirthe Duindam said...

I love the words of Rilke too!! And the photo is so beautiful. Full of light and hope.
Warm greetings, Mirthe

Giancarlo said...

Una stupenda citazione!!felice giornata a te....ciao

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , yes, the answers will come to our hearts when we are ready to embrace them.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Sí, Juan querido amigo, que siempre apreciamos sus creaciones y comentarios.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Diana for your lovely words, yes, I know I must embrace the moment and the questions, I cannot move on in my life by stopping in the hope of an answer. Hopefully all will fall into place one day.
The image is truly beautiful those tiny dewdrops on the blades of grass are wonderful in the sun's early light.
Yes, Rilke can teach us all so much.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Mirthe for your lovely words, yes so much learn from the beautiful words of Rilke.
I am pleased that you liked the image, it is beautiful with its colours and light.
Warm greetings, Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Ciao caro Giancarlo , sì una citazione meravigliosa. Un giorno felice per il mio amico.
abbracci
xoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

Yes, the language of nature cease to be a mystery to us. kisses.

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga poeta.LA Poesia siempre fue un escape a nuestros sentimientos,y la forografia lo hace igual,pero con la vista.
Un fuerte abrazo

Betty Manousos said...

love the quote by r.m.rilke, it really spoke to me.

thanks for the inspiration, dear dianne and the beautiful photo.

big hugs!

xx

p.s. i'm back to blogging and wrote a post where i thank you, all my blogger friends. it's for you, too, my friend!

dianne said...

Thank you for your kind words dear Leovi , the language of nature still holds mystery for me though I am in awe of its beauty.
It's the nature of love that mystifies me.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Sí, querido Juan , la poesía es un escape o una salida a mis sentimientos, la fotografía capta nuestros pensamientos también, con la ventaja de una vista encantadora.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Betty for your thoughtful words, I am happy that the quote inspired you.

Yes, I am pleased that you are back to blogging, I have stopped by to welcome you back.

Big hugs
xoxoxo ♡

Rubén Opazo said...

Sabio y hermoso, como es todo en tu blog. Tus valiosas palabras siempre son para mi como un acicate para avanzar en mi trabajo.
Un abrazo afectuoso.

dianne said...

Rubén querido amigo, gracias por tus palabras más corteses y alentador.
Un abrazo afectuoso.
xoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

Yes, it's true distance is narrowing.
Besos.

Leovi said...

Yes, it is true, these questions provide excitement to life. Besos.

Magia da Inês said...

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Viver um dia de cada vez, perguntas e depois respostas!
Bom fim de semana!!!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.

Craftsman of light said...

Dianne,
....' The point is to live everything...' is'nt it!
The essentials so simply said....and as for me i hold the same vision.
The images makes Rilkes words dazzle even more!
Thankyou Dianne for sharing Rilke.....
Last year i got me copy of An year with Rilke by Barrows.

kisses to you
col

dianne said...

Yes dear col , that is the point, we have to live everything, in the moment, we cannot lose time waiting for everything to fall into place as we would like, it may never happen.
I love his writing and yes he does dazzle, I love everything of his that I have read and I still keep finding more words of beauty...I have more of his gems posted throughout my blog.
What a lovely purchase "A Year with Rilke", so much to love and savour there.
Kisses to you!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you for your lovely words dear Leovi , yes the questions do provide excitement to life as we never know when we shall live into the answers.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigada querida Inês , sim viver um dia de cada vez e olhar para a frente para que o amanhã trará.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos
xoxoxo ♡

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

A wonderful green foto !