Weirdly Courageous?

As soon as I say some things are just too weird, too much to have to encounter, Rilke’s words hum a truth sometimes lost in the onslaught of life:

“We must assume our existence as broadly as we in any way can; everything, even the unheard-of, must be possible in it. That is at bottom the only courage that is demanded of us: to have courage for the most strange, the most singular and the most inexplicable that we may encounter.” R.M. Rilke – Letters to a Young Poet


5 thoughts on “Weirdly Courageous?

  1. that is lovely…and too profound to just read and leave…
    this is the type of quote that needs to be allowed to sit with you, at the table, or walk alongside with you on the mountain trail…

    this has such truth…I will be reading and re-reading that one…and meditating on the wisdom of those words.

    and, I do love words.

    • Thanks jane…lovely to have your presence here! I was flipping through Rilke this morning and my eyes were drawn to words I’d underlined and written beside. They were just what I needed. They open doors of creativity, possibility and deep acceptance. Words can be such rich magick…

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