“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke
A month ago my dance friends and I shared our personal challenges over smoothies. Most revolved around feeling more whole and complete with ourselves and our lives. I’ve thought about that conversation for weeks.
Here is my unsolicited advice to friends in their 20s searching for purpose, work, home and satisfaction. More than anything, this episode is a reminder to myself to love and live the questions – cause they never go away.
- Satisfaction? (6:20)
- Home? (9:35)
- Work? (13:30)
- Purpose? (17:10)
- Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging (Sebastian Junger)
- The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake (David Brooks)
- The Labyrinth of Solitude (Octavio Paz)
- Man’s Search for Meaning (Victor E. Frankl)
- Xiu Yang: The Ancient Chinese Art of Self-Cultivation for a Healthier, Happier, More Balanced Life (Mimi Kuo Deemer)