The course of progress

by Christina on July 26, 2011

Feeling so grateful for this book right now:

I have gone to this book many times, and at wildly different points in my life, for some much-needed grounding.

“Why should you want to exclude any anxiety, any grief, any melancholy from your life, since you do not know what it is that these conditions are accomplishing for you? Why do you want to persecute yourself with the questions of where everything comes from and where it is headed? You do know that you are in a period of transition and wish for nothing as much as to transform yourself. If some aspect of your life is not well, then consider the illness to be the means for an organism to free itself from something foreign to it. In that case you must help it to be ill and to have its whole illness, to let it break out. That is the course of its progress.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke

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Adam July 26, 2011 at 4:45 pm

to own/tolerate/embrace all of oneself
a big part of love

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