July 29, 2010

Ready for Everything

"But only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn't exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being."

- Rainer Maria Rilke
Letters to a Young Poet

I love all the advice Rilke gives to the young poet. I imagine being that young poet (though I am neither young nor really a poet), and soaking in the wisdom of an beloved elder.
r really a poet), ad soaking in the wisdom of an elder.

1 comment:

Son of Wisdom said...

I love it. It seems to recommend an openness to all the experiences of life. Almost sounds wonderfully Buddhist.