Monday, March 12, 2012

"Live the questions"

So many people are totally discouraged with their careers or with where they are in life. How about you? Do you like where you are now? Are you (mostly) happy with your life? If you are content, enjoy this time of your life. If you are truly intoxicated with life, rejoice. You really are blessed.

If you aren’t, what would you like to change? Perhaps you would just like to tweak a few things in your life to make it work better for you. Or are you looking for major change? Perhaps you’re asking some of the big life questions. Maybe you’re even ready for new dreams.

Embrace change
I encourage you to not be afraid of the change. Embrace it. Don’t back away from the questions. Rather do as poet Rainer Maria Rilke advised and “live the questions.” In his Letters to a Young Poet, he wrote, “… 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. … Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

Take the time you need to “live the questions.” Engage whatever help you need in doing so. Explore resources and options. Create space in your life to let the questions float around inside and around you. This is a process, not unlike the caterpillar/cocoon/butterfly transformation. Let it unfold. Contact me if you’d like a no-obligation, complimentary strategy session to discuss this.

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