Rilke on Mystery and Awe (6)

This is my last in a series of daily posts in which I share writings of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke that connect most clearly with mystery and awe.

This is the briefest.

My only advice for you is this. Go within yourself and probe the depths from which your life springs.

~Rainer Maria Rilke, February 17, 1903, Letters to a Young Poet

I can’t think of anything much more mysterious than this.

Close your eyes, temporarily let go of other concerns, and really listen to this deep place in you, from which your life springs. What does this teach you?


1 thought on “Rilke on Mystery and Awe (6)

  1. Gladys Tritle and Doug Nicholas

    Andy,Your series of blogs on Rilke have been marvelous. The mystery theme is so crucial to sustaining a sense of awe in the midst of the routine of daily life. Thanks for taking the time to write. Your thoughts keep taking me deeper and deeper into contact with the mystery around me.Shalom!doug

    Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2016 12:20:01 +0000 To:


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