“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.”
So this post is a question about the questions themselves.
What remains unresolved in your heart? What question are you living today? If there is an issue that has the power to wake you up at night, or distract you during the day, what is it?
Im really not looking for answers. I believe we’ll live our way into them. I’m more looking to COMPANION the questions, by bringing them into the circle.
Here’s one of mine: “How do I treat myself as I age?”
How do I treat my body, it’s changing appearance and stamina? How do I treat my thoughts, as they tend to focus on what I’ve lost rather than what I’ve found? How do I open further to a love that springs internally rather than externally, freeing me to care for myself the way I would my puppy, a grounded bird, or an orphaned baby mouse?
I’m not kidding when I say these questions wake me up at night. They intrigue me, but they also haunt me. I’m living with the questions and trying to love them, rather than resist them.
What question are YOU living today?