Are you living small or large?

Has a quote ever pierced your soul? This one has gripped me for the past 5 years:

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, some day far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”   Rainer Maria Rilke

I have an {at times} overwhelming desire to know the answers, the end results of my choices. This keeps me from living at times because I am afraid of the unknown. So in my fear, I have {at times} chosen to live small. Living large is was for those people who were stupid bold enough to know and accept that they could feel pain by doing so.

Well, consider me one of those stupid bold {albeit sometimes very anxious} people now. It is impossible to know every known possible outcome in every situation. However, knowing the One who knows every possible outcome, helps me to live the questions now. I would rather live large and experience joy and pain than live a mediocre life. Won’t you join me?


Questions rattle in my head.

Answers escape me.

Will I ever know?

Searching for tomorrow today.

Peace flees.

What do I want to know?

Dance in between the lines.

Move with the flow.

Who do I know?

Lay it down.

Live today.

Savor every moment.

That is the answer.

He will find me.



Filed under Quotes and Coaching Questions

2 responses to “Are you living small or large?

  1. Cathy Williams

    Hmmmm……… the quote, like the post….pondering the “stirring” it is causing…..

  2. I think I like that comment!! ( ;

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