I’m borrowing this from Garance Dore who in turn borrowed it from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet. It’s just the most beautiful passage I’ve read recently…poignant and life changing words if you can live by them.
An excerpt from Letter #4, dated July 16, 1903:
“You are so young, so much before all beginning, and I would like to beg you, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to 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, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”