Living the Answer

It’s been about three months since I wrote that last post on living the question. And you know what? Rilke was right. When you do live the question long enough, you will eventually live into the answer. I didn’t quite believe it when I wrote it but I certainly wanted it to be true. Now, im right in it – in living the answer. And surely enough, as Rilke predicted, I didn’t even realize it when it happened.

I don’t want to go into too much detail. It’s a bit personal. Let’s just say I got my wish. In a weird, twisted, somewhat roundabout way. And in a sense it’s even better than what I could have come up with as solution.

And Rilke was right on another account, too. The answer was out there all along. But I wouldn’t have been able to live it yet. I needed to reach a certain point, a turning point that kind of let straight into what I would not have chosen out of free will. It turns out, sometimes life leads you right into what is good for you anyway.

I know this must all sound quite abstract, just like this, without further explanation. It has to be this way for the moment. I guess, I just want to get the message out there that it is ok not to know what’s next. It will really sort itself out. Who would have thought I would ever write something like this? Just reading this makes me realize how far I have come on my journey of learning to let go. No way I would have been able to write, let alone mean it, just a year back.

Maybe, just maybe, I’m actually learning to trust life and its mysterious ways. It certainly is a new experience for me. And I must say I’m very carefully, still a bit wary, starting to like its complex workings.

Is there a way to live like this – always? And be happy?

Might it be the way to be happy?



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14 thoughts on “Living the Answer

  1. Sometimes we can’t see the way forward until the exact moment we stop looking for it. I’m glad that things worked out for you, and I honestly believe that less fretting about the future is probably a way to be happy. The trick, of course, is learning to let go of the need to know what is going to happen next…which I struggle with, too! Nice post, and good to hear from you again!

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  2. God I really like this post. The Rilke quote on living the question is so truly beautiful.
    You are welcome to contribute this post (or the one on living the question) for Forgiving Fridays if you want to! It’s a weekly post that I do on forgiveness, and I encourage bloggers to post about what inspires them to forgive. All you need to do is include a pingback to my most recent Forgiving Fridays & use #ForgivingFridays.
    Anyway, just wanted to mention it as a possibility. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    ps – here’s the latest Forgiving Fridays if helpful:

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    1. Hi Debbie, I’m glad this resonated with you! There is a lot of wisdom is that little poem, yes. Thank you also for your invitation. Today is Friday, so I took that as a hint and included a wingback in my living the question post. See you again soon, on Fridays or any other day of the week πŸ™‚

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